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Umer Marvi

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1956 Films



 March 12, 1956 Sindhi

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First ever Sindhi film of Pakistan by Peer Fazlani.

Umer Marvi (1956)

Peer Fazlani and Nighat Sultana in Umer Marvi

Peer Fazlani (Syed Hussain Ali Shah Fazlani) of Sindh who had already produced Shehnaz in Bombay and Barkha in Lahore, produced a Sindhi film Umer Marvi for the first time, he acted hero of the film as well and it was Super Hit Sindhi film. The film met with wide popular success both in India and Pakistan. After its release in Pakistan, the rights of the movie were bought by T.M. Bihari an Indian film distributor. 

Sohail Hashmi and M. Iqbal received civil awards from the President of Pakistan (Sadarti Awards) for their role, respectively, as director of photography and art director.

Subsequently Umer Marvi was released in Urdu language as Marvi which was released on May 17, 1963.

Main Theater of Umer Marvi release in Karachi was Nishat cinema. 

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Genre: Drama l Fiction Color: Run Time: NC




Credited cast:

Nighat Sultana Nighat Sultana as Marvi
Fazlani Fazlani as Umer
Noor Muahmmad Charlie Noor Muhammad Charlie as  Phog (as Charlie)
image not aval Sayani Atish
Babbo (Ishrat Sultana)
image not aval Sarfaraz
image not aval Ghareeb Nawaz Shah
Sheikh Hassan

Complete credited cast: NC


Film Details with Crew

Released Date: March 12, 1956
Production: Fazlani Films
Producer: Syed Hussain Ali Shah Fazlani
Director: Sheikh Hassan
Writer / Story: Qazi Abdul Rahim Baloch

Rasheed Ahmed Lashari

Dialogues: Rasheed Ahmed Lashari
Choreography: Abdul Aziz
Assistant Director: Zahid Shah
Editor: Maqsood Hussain
Cinematography: Sohail Hashmi
Ismail Geelani
Mahboob Ali
M. Hussain
Art Director:

M. Iqbal


Music: Ghulam Nabi
Abdul Latif
Ghulam Ali
Singers: Nazir Begum
Muhammad Ibrahim



Technical Specifications

Language: Sindhi
Genre: Drama l Fiction
Run Time: 113 minutes
Length: NC
Sound Format: Mono l Analogue
Aspect Ratio: Flat 4:3


Financial Aspects



Box Office:








Composed by


Al-Widah, Al-Widah

NC Rasheed Ahmed Lashari Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Latif


Dambalo, Dambalo Wah Wah Jamalo

Nazir Begum & Co Rasheed Ahmed Lashari  Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Latif


Ee Thal Punnal Sain Hal PinhalEe Thal Punnal Sain Hal Pinhal

Muhammad Ibrahim Rasheed Ahmed Lashari  Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Latif


Ee Eid Thinji Wah

Bano Rasheed Ahmed Lashari  Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Latif

Hun Be-Qarar Dil Ki Akhir Qara

Bano  Rasheed Ahmed Lashari  Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Latif


Munjha Saro Katti

Nazir Begum Rasheed Ahmed Lashari  Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Latif


Nafsan Jee Qaid Maan Nakri

Bano  Rasheed Ahmed Lashari  Ghulam Nabi, Abdul Latif

(For more details go to Songography)



Basic theme of the film plotted on Sindhi folk tale which is very common and popular in Sindh, on the same story Sindhi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai based one of the surs of his Risalo. According to the story Umar (played by Fazlani), king of Umarkot, is looking for a bride but finds none to his likings. Phog (Noor Muhammad Charlie) mentions the unmatchable beauty of Marvi (Nighat Sultana), a village girl from Malir whom he loves but who is engaged to a fellow villager, Khet. Umar decides to check out Marvi for himself and immediately falls under her spell. After unsuccessfully asking for her hand from her father, he resolves to abduct her. Confined in Umar’s palace, Marvi stubbornly refuses to become his wife, faithful to her pledge to Khet. Turning down silks and jewelry, she longs for her people, the Marus. When Marvi seems about to surrender, having lost hope of being rescued, a wet-nurse reveals that they are milk siblings, thus ruling out any possibility of marriage between them. Umar then hands Marvi back to her people, but Khet and the Marus suspect her chastity. Upon hearing the news, Umar goes for Malir to defend Marvi’s honor. Both have to undergo a trial to prove their innocence by walking through a fire holding a red-hot iron rod. Umar and Marvi come out of the pyre unhurt. In the end, Umar accepts his mistake and blesses Marvi and Khet as they finally marry.



Umer-Marvi PS

Some photo shorts of Nighat Sultana and Peer Fazlani of Umer Marvi









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