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W.Z. Ahmed passes away

By Shoaib Ahmed


LAHORE, April 16: W.Z. Ahmed, 91, one of the most outstanding film directors of the subcontinent, passed away at a local hospital late on Sunday night. He was suffering from an infection of the lung. He was laid to rest at the Bagh-i-Rehmat graveyard on Monday afternoon.

After coming up with a series of films in only five years, Wahiduddin Ziauddin Ahmed, was not as prolific as some of his successors in the film industry. He directed-produced five films before the partition of the sub-continent: ‘Aik Raat’, ‘Mann Ki Jeet’, ‘Prem Sangeet’, ‘Prithaviraj- Samyukta’ and ‘Mira Bai’ all released between 1942 and 1947.

After partition, he made just two films ‘Roohi’ and ‘Wada’, while a third one, ‘Wafa Ki Ada’, remained incomplete. The country’s environment was obviously not suited to his brand of cinema and his creation as one of his masterpieces, ‘Roohi’, has the distinction of being the first-ever film to be banned in Pakistan. The government said the film generated ‘class hatred’, and if that was not bad enough, portrayed a ‘rich married woman having an affair with a young, unmarried man’.

The ban was later revoked and ‘Roohi’ was released in 1954. The same year W.Z. Ahmed was at the forefront of the campaign against the screening of Indian films. The protest was known as ‘Jaal agitation’ after a Dev Anand-starrer of the same name that had been imported out of East Pakistan’s quota a limited number of Indian films were allowed into Pakistan until then and then brought over to West Pakistan. The protest led to the arrest of Mr Ahmed and many others in Lahore.

Mr Ahmed owned the Shalimar Pictures in Pune and another studio in Madras before 1947. Some very famous writers and lyricists worked for Shalimar, including Josh Malihabadi, Krisan Chander, Ramanand Sagar, Akhtar-ul-Iman and Sagar Nizami. He established the W.Z. Studio at Wahdat Road in Lahore after some years after partition. He spent many years of his life pursuing the ideal of a filmmakers’ cooperative.

Sanaullah Khan Gandapur, who worked as an assistant to W.Z. Ahmed, remembers his guru as an excellent story-writer and a director with a vision and skill to mould actors according to his requirement. He was a man of diversified interests and immense knowledge, Mr Gandapur says.

Mr Ahmed was born in Gujarat, India, in 1916 where his father was a senior police officer. He is said to have been moved into entering filmdom by K.L. Sehgal’s Dev Das. It is said Mr Ahmed went to watch Dev Das and was so disappointed with the production that he decided to direct films himself.

He married twice. His first wife was a daughter of Sir Ghulam Husain Hidayatullah. Later on, he married Shahida, who acted in films under the adopted name of Neena. She died a few years ago. Mr Ahmed had a son, Fariduddin Ahmed, and a daughter, Afia Rabbani.

Fariduddin Ahmed, well known as Farid Ahmed, was a talented filmmaker who married television and stage actor and producer, Samina Ahmed. Farid died in 1993.
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May God rest his soul in peace.

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Sad news!!!
I saw his film 'Waada', it is a classic movie. He was great director indeed.
May Allah rest his soul in peace. Aameen.
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QUOTE(Inaam @ Apr 18 2007, 09:08 PM) *

Sad news!!!
I saw his film 'Waada', it is a classic movie. He was great director indeed.
May Allah rest his soul in peace. Aameen.



VERY SAD NEWS ALLAH REST HIS SOUL IN PEACE. KUDHA.

I HAVE ONE OF BEST WRITER LATE JIGER MUEADABADI WORD WHAT HE WAS SAY>>>>
Josh is reputed to have had a masterful command over Urdu language and was quite strict about respecting the grammar and rules of the language. The first collection of his poetry was published in 1921. The collection of his poetries include Shola-o-Shabnam, Junoon-o-Hikmat, Fikr-o-Nishaat, Sunbal-o-Salaasal, Harf-o-Hikaayat, Sarod-o-Kharosh (all Urdu titles). On the advice of film director W.Z.Ahmed, he also wrote songs for Shalimar Pictures. During this time, he was staying in Pune. His autobiography is titled Yaadon ki Baarat.

SOON I U/L NEWS ABOUT THIS.

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I am saddened by the passing of Mr W.Z.Ahmed. Again jaissey waqt guzarata ja raha hai hamare 1947 sey pehle waaley log sabh Khuda ko pyarey hotey ja rahe hain. Woh tehzeeb aur zuban jo ham sabh ki sanjhi malqiat thi ab kaheen gayeb see hee ho gayee lagti hai.We Punjabees are all products of the great upheaval of partition. This creation of artificial new borders may have helped some great causes but it did deprive people llike me of the tehzeeb and language that was prevalent before this bifurcation. Ahmed saheb ki to mujhe jankari naheen thee lekin un ka guzar jaana wohee khyalaat phir dil dimag mein ley aaya hai jin sey ab tak main uljhta aya hoon.Shayed Ibn Insha saheb ne 'Urdu ki Maut' mein un logon ki hasraton ke marney ka ziqqar kiya tha jo partition sey ya to dab hee gayeen ya bahut bedardi sey katal kar dee gayee.May God grant peace to Ahmed saheb. Harjinder
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http://www.dawn.com/2007/04/17/top9.htm

W.Z. Ahmed passes away

By Shoaib Ahmed


LAHORE, April 16: W.Z. Ahmed, 91, one of the most outstanding film directors of the subcontinent, passed away at a local hospital late on Sunday night. He was suffering from an infection of the lung. He was laid to rest at the Bagh-i-Rehmat graveyard on Monday afternoon.

After coming up with a series of films in only five years, Wahiduddin Ziauddin Ahmed, was not as prolific as some of his successors in the film industry. He directed-produced five films before the partition of the sub-continent: ‘Aik Raat’, ‘Mann Ki Jeet’, ‘Prem Sangeet’, ‘Prithaviraj- Samyukta’ and ‘Mira Bai’ all released between 1942 and 1947.

After partition, he made just two films ‘Roohi’ and ‘Wada’, while a third one, ‘Wafa Ki Ada’, remained incomplete. The country’s environment was obviously not suited to his brand of cinema and his creation as one of his masterpieces, ‘Roohi’, has the distinction of being the first-ever film to be banned in Pakistan. The government said the film generated ‘class hatred’, and if that was not bad enough, portrayed a ‘rich married woman having an affair with a young, unmarried man’.

The ban was later revoked and ‘Roohi’ was released in 1954. The same year W.Z. Ahmed was at the forefront of the campaign against the screening of Indian films. The protest was known as ‘Jaal agitation’ after a Dev Anand-starrer of the same name that had been imported out of East Pakistan’s quota a limited number of Indian films were allowed into Pakistan until then and then brought over to West Pakistan. The protest led to the arrest of Mr Ahmed and many others in Lahore.

Mr Ahmed owned the Shalimar Pictures in Pune and another studio in Madras before 1947. Some very famous writers and lyricists worked for Shalimar, including Josh Malihabadi, Krisan Chander, Ramanand Sagar, Akhtar-ul-Iman and Sagar Nizami. He established the W.Z. Studio at Wahdat Road in Lahore after some years after partition. He spent many years of his life pursuing the ideal of a filmmakers’ cooperative.

Sanaullah Khan Gandapur, who worked as an assistant to W.Z. Ahmed, remembers his guru as an excellent story-writer and a director with a vision and skill to mould actors according to his requirement. He was a man of diversified interests and immense knowledge, Mr Gandapur says.

Mr Ahmed was born in Gujarat, India, in 1916 where his father was a senior police officer. He is said to have been moved into entering filmdom by K.L. Sehgal’s Dev Das. It is said Mr Ahmed went to watch Dev Das and was so disappointed with the production that he decided to direct films himself.

He married twice. His first wife was a daughter of Sir Ghulam Husain Hidayatullah. Later on, he married Shahida, who acted in films under the adopted name of Neena. She died a few years ago. Mr Ahmed had a son, Fariduddin Ahmed, and a daughter, Afia Rabbani.

Fariduddin Ahmed, well known as Farid Ahmed, was a talented filmmaker who married television and stage actor and producer, Samina Ahmed. Farid died in 1993.



Culture can't be insular, I wish ppl wud realise that. sad.gif

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QUOTE(urzung khan @ Apr 18 2007, 09:18 AM) *

http://www.dawn.com/2007/04/17/top9.htm

W.Z. Ahmed passes away

By Shoaib Ahmed


LAHORE, April 16: W.Z. Ahmed, 91, one of the most outstanding film directors of the subcontinent, passed away at a local hospital late on Sunday night. He was suffering from an infection of the lung. He was laid to rest at the Bagh-i-Rehmat graveyard on Monday afternoon.

After coming up with a series of films in only five years, Wahiduddin Ziauddin Ahmed, was not as prolific as some of his successors in the film industry. He directed-produced five films before the partition of the sub-continent: ‘Aik Raat’, ‘Mann Ki Jeet’, ‘Prem Sangeet’, ‘Prithaviraj- Samyukta’ and ‘Mira Bai’ all released between 1942 and 1947.

After partition, he made just two films ‘Roohi’ and ‘Wada’, while a third one, ‘Wafa Ki Ada’, remained incomplete. The country’s environment was obviously not suited to his brand of cinema and his creation as one of his masterpieces, ‘Roohi’, has the distinction of being the first-ever film to be banned in Pakistan. The government said the film generated ‘class hatred’, and if that was not bad enough, portrayed a ‘rich married woman having an affair with a young, unmarried man’.

The ban was later revoked and ‘Roohi’ was released in 1954. The same year W.Z. Ahmed was at the forefront of the campaign against the screening of Indian films. The protest was known as ‘Jaal agitation’ after a Dev Anand-starrer of the same name that had been imported out of East Pakistan’s quota a limited number of Indian films were allowed into Pakistan until then and then brought over to West Pakistan. The protest led to the arrest of Mr Ahmed and many others in Lahore.

Mr Ahmed owned the Shalimar Pictures in Pune and another studio in Madras before 1947. Some very famous writers and lyricists worked for Shalimar, including Josh Malihabadi, Krisan Chander, Ramanand Sagar, Akhtar-ul-Iman and Sagar Nizami. He established the W.Z. Studio at Wahdat Road in Lahore after some years after partition. He spent many years of his life pursuing the ideal of a filmmakers’ cooperative.

Sanaullah Khan Gandapur, who worked as an assistant to W.Z. Ahmed, remembers his guru as an excellent story-writer and a director with a vision and skill to mould actors according to his requirement. He was a man of diversified interests and immense knowledge, Mr Gandapur says.

Mr Ahmed was born in Gujarat, India, in 1916 where his father was a senior police officer. He is said to have been moved into entering filmdom by K.L. Sehgal’s Dev Das. It is said Mr Ahmed went to watch Dev Das and was so disappointed with the production that he decided to direct films himself.

He married twice. His first wife was a daughter of Sir Ghulam Husain Hidayatullah. Later on, he married Shahida, who acted in films under the adopted name of Neena. She died a few years ago. Mr Ahmed had a son, Fariduddin Ahmed, and a daughter, Afia Rabbani.

Fariduddin Ahmed, well known as Farid Ahmed, was a talented filmmaker who married television and stage actor and producer, Samina Ahmed. Farid died in 1993.



Culture can't be insular, I wish ppl wud realise that. sad.gif

Noorie


Noorie,

Not to defend W.Z. Ahmed... but at that time a temporary ban on Indian films was necessary, otherwise Pakistani film industry would never have developed as Indian film industry was well established and Indian films were generally superior in quality (technically) to Pakistani films.

In my opinion after Pakistani film industry got established, they should have allowed open exhibition of Indian films to reduce plagiarism in Pakistani films + offering some stiff competition. Indian films were not completely banned in Pakistan till 1965, they were shown in limited numbers though.

Completely banning Indian Films also had reverse effect on Pakistani Films as the competition was over and the quality of Pakistani films started to decline.

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Khan saheb
I am saddened by the passing of Mr W.Z.Ahmed. Again jaissey waqt guzarata ja raha hai hamare 1947 sey pehle waaley log sabh Khuda ko pyarey hotey ja rahe hain. Woh tehzeeb aur zuban jo ham sabh ki sanjhi malqiat thi ab kaheen gayeb see hee ho gayee lagti hai.We Punjabees are all products of the great upheaval of partition. This creation of artificial new borders may have helped some great causes but it did deprive people llike me of the tehzeeb and language that was prevalent before this bifurcation. Ahmed saheb ki to mujhe jankari naheen thee lekin un ka guzar jaana wohee khyalaat phir dil dimag mein ley aaya hai jin sey ab tak main uljhta aya hoon.Shayed Ibn Insha saheb ne 'Urdu ki Maut' mein un logon ki hasraton ke marney ka ziqqar kiya tha jo partition sey ya to dab hee gayeen ya bahut bedardi sey katal kar dee gayee.May God grant peace to Ahmed saheb. Harjinder


Saadat Hassan Manto has written a detailed sketch on W.Z. Ahmed and his wife Mysterious Neena... you can read the english translation in "Stars from Another Sky" Filmworld of the 40s.
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http://www.dawn.com/2007/04/17/top9.htm

W.Z. Ahmed passes away

By Shoaib Ahmed


LAHORE, April 16: W.Z. Ahmed, 91, one of the most outstanding film directors of the subcontinent, passed away at a local hospital late on Sunday night. He was suffering from an infection of the lung. He was laid to rest at the Bagh-i-Rehmat graveyard on Monday afternoon.

After coming up with a series of films in only five years, Wahiduddin Ziauddin Ahmed, was not as prolific as some of his successors in the film industry. He directed-produced five films before the partition of the sub-continent: ‘Aik Raat’, ‘Mann Ki Jeet’, ‘Prem Sangeet’, ‘Prithaviraj- Samyukta’ and ‘Mira Bai’ all released between 1942 and 1947.

After partition, he made just two films ‘Roohi’ and ‘Wada’, while a third one, ‘Wafa Ki Ada’, remained incomplete. The country’s environment was obviously not suited to his brand of cinema and his creation as one of his masterpieces, ‘Roohi’, has the distinction of being the first-ever film to be banned in Pakistan. The government said the film generated ‘class hatred’, and if that was not bad enough, portrayed a ‘rich married woman having an affair with a young, unmarried man’.

The ban was later revoked and ‘Roohi’ was released in 1954. The same year W.Z. Ahmed was at the forefront of the campaign against the screening of Indian films. The protest was known as ‘Jaal agitation’ after a Dev Anand-starrer of the same name that had been imported out of East Pakistan’s quota a limited number of Indian films were allowed into Pakistan until then and then brought over to West Pakistan. The protest led to the arrest of Mr Ahmed and many others in Lahore.

Mr Ahmed owned the Shalimar Pictures in Pune and another studio in Madras before 1947. Some very famous writers and lyricists worked for Shalimar, including Josh Malihabadi, Krisan Chander, Ramanand Sagar, Akhtar-ul-Iman and Sagar Nizami. He established the W.Z. Studio at Wahdat Road in Lahore after some years after partition. He spent many years of his life pursuing the ideal of a filmmakers’ cooperative.

Sanaullah Khan Gandapur, who worked as an assistant to W.Z. Ahmed, remembers his guru as an excellent story-writer and a director with a vision and skill to mould actors according to his requirement. He was a man of diversified interests and immense knowledge, Mr Gandapur says.

Mr Ahmed was born in Gujarat, India, in 1916 where his father was a senior police officer. He is said to have been moved into entering filmdom by K.L. Sehgal’s Dev Das. It is said Mr Ahmed went to watch Dev Das and was so disappointed with the production that he decided to direct films himself.

He married twice. His first wife was a daughter of Sir Ghulam Husain Hidayatullah. Later on, he married Shahida, who acted in films under the adopted name of Neena. She died a few years ago. Mr Ahmed had a son, Fariduddin Ahmed, and a daughter, Afia Rabbani.

Fariduddin Ahmed, well known as Farid Ahmed, was a talented filmmaker who married television and stage actor and producer, Samina Ahmed. Farid died in 1993.



Culture can't be insular, I wish ppl wud realise that. sad.gif

Noorie


Noorie,

Not to defend W.Z. Ahmed... but at that time a temporary ban on Indian films was necessary, otherwise Pakistani film industry would never have developed as Indian film industry was well established and Indian films were generally superior in quality (technically) to Pakistani films.

In my opinion after Pakistani film industry got established, they should have allowed open exhibition of Indian films to reduce plagiarism in Pakistani films + offering some stiff competition. Indian films were not completely banned in Pakistan till 1965, they were shown in limited numbers though.

Completely banning Indian Films also had reverse effect on Pakistani Films as the competition was over and the quality of Pakistani films started to decline.


Ummar, it seems the ban wasn't really effective; the flourishing pirated market in VCD's / DVD's of old and new Hindi movies in Pakistan is proof of that, isn't it? And now there's the cable / satellite TV invasion too.

Perhaps the time has come 2 open up the cultural border at least. Your comments? smile.gif

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http://www.dawn.com/2007/04/17/top9.htm

W.Z. Ahmed passes away

By Shoaib Ahmed


LAHORE, April 16: W.Z. Ahmed, 91, one of the most outstanding film directors of the subcontinent, passed away at a local hospital late on Sunday night. He was suffering from an infection of the lung. He was laid to rest at the Bagh-i-Rehmat graveyard on Monday afternoon.

After coming up with a series of films in only five years, Wahiduddin Ziauddin Ahmed, was not as prolific as some of his successors in the film industry. He directed-produced five films before the partition of the sub-continent: ‘Aik Raat’, ‘Mann Ki Jeet’, ‘Prem Sangeet’, ‘Prithaviraj- Samyukta’ and ‘Mira Bai’ all released between 1942 and 1947.

After partition, he made just two films ‘Roohi’ and ‘Wada’, while a third one, ‘Wafa Ki Ada’, remained incomplete. The country’s environment was obviously not suited to his brand of cinema and his creation as one of his masterpieces, ‘Roohi’, has the distinction of being the first-ever film to be banned in Pakistan. The government said the film generated ‘class hatred’, and if that was not bad enough, portrayed a ‘rich married woman having an affair with a young, unmarried man’.

The ban was later revoked and ‘Roohi’ was released in 1954. The same year W.Z. Ahmed was at the forefront of the campaign against the screening of Indian films. The protest was known as ‘Jaal agitation’ after a Dev Anand-starrer of the same name that had been imported out of East Pakistan’s quota a limited number of Indian films were allowed into Pakistan until then and then brought over to West Pakistan. The protest led to the arrest of Mr Ahmed and many others in Lahore.

Mr Ahmed owned the Shalimar Pictures in Pune and another studio in Madras before 1947. Some very famous writers and lyricists worked for Shalimar, including Josh Malihabadi, Krisan Chander, Ramanand Sagar, Akhtar-ul-Iman and Sagar Nizami. He established the W.Z. Studio at Wahdat Road in Lahore after some years after partition. He spent many years of his life pursuing the ideal of a filmmakers’ cooperative.

Sanaullah Khan Gandapur, who worked as an assistant to W.Z. Ahmed, remembers his guru as an excellent story-writer and a director with a vision and skill to mould actors according to his requirement. He was a man of diversified interests and immense knowledge, Mr Gandapur says.

Mr Ahmed was born in Gujarat, India, in 1916 where his father was a senior police officer. He is said to have been moved into entering filmdom by K.L. Sehgal’s Dev Das. It is said Mr Ahmed went to watch Dev Das and was so disappointed with the production that he decided to direct films himself.

He married twice. His first wife was a daughter of Sir Ghulam Husain Hidayatullah. Later on, he married Shahida, who acted in films under the adopted name of Neena. She died a few years ago. Mr Ahmed had a son, Fariduddin Ahmed, and a daughter, Afia Rabbani.

Fariduddin Ahmed, well known as Farid Ahmed, was a talented filmmaker who married television and stage actor and producer, Samina Ahmed. Farid died in 1993.



Culture can't be insular, I wish ppl wud realise that. sad.gif

Noorie


Noorie,

Not to defend W.Z. Ahmed... but at that time a temporary ban on Indian films was necessary, otherwise Pakistani film industry would never have developed as Indian film industry was well established and Indian films were generally superior in quality (technically) to Pakistani films.

In my opinion after Pakistani film industry got established, they should have allowed open exhibition of Indian films to reduce plagiarism in Pakistani films + offering some stiff competition. Indian films were not completely banned in Pakistan till 1965, they were shown in limited numbers though.

Completely banning Indian Films also had reverse effect on Pakistani Films as the competition was over and the quality of Pakistani films started to decline.


Ummar, it seems the ban wasn't really effective; the flourishing pirated market in VCD's / DVD's of old and new Hindi movies in Pakistan is proof of that, isn't it? And now there's the cable / satellite TV invasion too.

Perhaps the time has come 2 open up the cultural border at least. Your comments? smile.gif

Noorie



Ofcourse it is time to open the cultural border... That is what I said that the complete ban of Indian films had reverse effect on Pakistani films too.

But when these artistes demonstrated against the illegal import of Indian films (1954), there were no VCDs and VCRs at that time. They were only trying to secure and save the newly established film industry when 80/90% of films were flopping because they couldn't compete with the flashy bollywood productions.

In my opinion after Pakistani film industry got established in the 60s, they should have lifted the ban and allowed open competition with Indian films.
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Ofcourse it is time to open the cultural border... That is what I said that the complete ban of Indian films had reverse effect on Pakistani films too.

But when these artistes demonstrated against the illegal import of Indian films (1954), there were no VCDs and VCRs at that time. They were only trying to secure and save the newly established film industry when 80/90% of films were flopping because they couldn't compete with the flashy bollywood productions.

In my opinion after Pakistani film industry got established in the 60s, they should have lifted the ban and allowed open competition with Indian films.


First of all, are we able to see Pak films in India?
I collected a no. of old Hindi movie songs smuggled from Pak, when I was working in Rajasthan.
About 15 years back when the Star TV network started, PTV 2 was shown in many cities which used to air very good quality of serials and excellent literary programs. Even in the southern part of the country where I'm located the video libraries used to have a good circulation of Pak TV serials and mushairas. Instead of spreading fanaticism, the Govts. should have promoted exchange of culture, music & literary activities which I'm sure you all will agree, have no boundaries.

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Yeah I agree with you, music, films, and other performing arts shouldn't be banned... The banning of Indian films didn't have any effect on the Pakistani audiences as Indian films are available in Pakistan, the day they are released in India biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Therefore, holding a ban on Indian films is completely ridiculous.
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And what do you think about the release of Pak films in India?

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And what do you think about the release of Pak films in India?


Definitely yes. Watching the movies and listening to music is the most powerful and the cheapest way of knowing each other's culture...at least for the viewer. And I remember in late 50's and early 60's Radio Karachi used to broadcast Hindi & Paki songs alternately at 0600 in the morning, but I don't know whether any such gesture was extended from the Indian counterpart.

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And what do you think about the release of Pak films in India?


Inaam,

Who will watch the latest Pakistani Urdu films anywayz? They have such bad quality... that even Pakistani audiences dont watch them anymore. ninja.gif And India has its own largest film industry in the world. And all south asian countries films follow the same pattern.. songs, dances etc. Pakistani cinema is not different than Indian cinema like the cinema of Iran etc.

I think... Indian Hindi movies should be shown in Pakistan cinemas, and Pakistan should improve the quality of its Punjabi films which has enormous potential in North India and can be shown in Indian Punjab, Haryana etc. Raj Babbar said there is a great potential for Punjabi films if punjabis on both sides launch co-productions. It will be a win-win situation for both Pakistan and India.
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QUOTE(Harjinder @ Apr 18 2007, 08:03 PM) *

Khan saheb
I am saddened by the passing of Mr W.Z.Ahmed. Again jaissey waqt guzarata ja raha hai hamare 1947 sey pehle waaley log sabh Khuda ko pyarey hotey ja rahe hain. Woh tehzeeb aur zuban jo ham sabh ki sanjhi malqiat thi ab kaheen gayeb see hee ho gayee lagti hai.We Punjabees are all products of the great upheaval of partition. This creation of artificial new borders may have helped some great causes but it did deprive people llike me of the tehzeeb and language that was prevalent before this bifurcation. Ahmed saheb ki to mujhe jankari naheen thee lekin un ka guzar jaana wohee khyalaat phir dil dimag mein ley aaya hai jin sey ab tak main uljhta aya hoon.Shayed Ibn Insha saheb ne 'Urdu ki Maut' mein un logon ki hasraton ke marney ka ziqqar kiya tha jo partition sey ya to dab hee gayeen ya bahut bedardi sey katal kar dee gayee.May God grant peace to Ahmed saheb. Harjinder


Saadat Hassan Manto has written a detailed sketch on W.Z. Ahmed and his wife Mysterious Neena... you can read the english translation in "Stars from Another Sky" Filmworld of the 40s.

Ummer saheb
Thanks for your mention of Manto's story on Ahmed saheb and his wife Neena. I think I can read Manto in Urdu too. I'll look for this story in both languages.Thanks.Harjinder
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