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    Aatish : the fire within / Catalog Record Only

    Story revolves around an architect Yasir and his business partner Sarfarz. Sarfraz is a clever man. He is not fair with him. He joins another firm after getting lost in business. Asiya is daughter of the owner of this firm. She falls in love with Yasir. Yasir's married life is disturbed because of her. Yasir does not accept her. Her father arranges her marriage ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Mr. Budhu / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film about the tasteless ostentation and about-face of a nouveau riche. Formerly an extremely popular and jovial figure in the village, after inheriting a fortune overnight from a rich uncle, he turns into a callous, intractable snob. This attitude earns him the wrath of his loving sister and former friends, so much so that he is all but estranged. Eventually betrayed by his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    Dukh sukh / Catalog Record Only

    Sarmad and Tania are university students. Sarmad belongs to a poor family while Tania is a daughter of a wealthy businessman.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Miss Singapore / Catalog Record Only

    The story of twin sisters: one, brought up after their mother's death by uncles, is the epitome of eastern culture; the other, taken away to Singapore by her criminal father, grows up in the underworld as a callous sharpshooter, partnering with diamond smugglers. The former girl arrives Singapore, along with her artless uncles, in search of her long lost sister. They have a happy ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    Vāpasī / Catalog Record Only

    A television play on the issue of bigamy in an Islamic society and its disastrous effects on the first wife and children.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Song of Mohenjodaro : a ballet / Catalog Record Only

    A filmed performance by Sheema Kermani and her 20 students of a mobile theater,Tehrik-e-Niswan translated as The Women's Movement. Presented on April 29, 2009 at the Arts Council Theater in Karachi, to celebrate International Dance Day. The Song of Mohenjodaro is an exhilarating display of dance forms combining classic and folk versions of yoga, bhairavi, dandiya.The ballet tells the story of Peelu and his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Do-raha / Catalog Record Only

    An excellent feature film, with a cast of top Pakistani artistes and a fine musical score, portraying the Eastern tradition, still much in vogue in the 1960's, of girls not having much say in the matter of choosing their life partners. It was still the prerogative of the parents to marry their daughters off to the boys of their own liking, irrespective of whether ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Sassi : tear of sand / Catalog Record Only

    Two friends, Sajo and Sultan, come from poor families. Akbar Khan is their village landlord and Sultan is his servant. All villagers live with the hardships imposed on them by the landlord. Akbar Khan always tries to suppress Sajo and eventually kills him. Sajo's brother, Ranjo, marries his brother's widow in accordance with the village custom, despite the fact that he loves Sassi.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Namak haram / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film. A hilarious comedy, featuring two twin brothers, separated in childhood, and the ludicrous situations that beset one brother, whe he accidentally steps into the shoes of his brother, who is presumed dead in a plane crash. He is forced to acknowledge his (lost brother's) identity, and his constant disavowals are attributed to amnesia. He is saved from this predicament when his "lost" ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Waris / Catalog Record Only

    Waris depicts a tragedy underlining the changing currents in Pakistani society. The television drama revolves around a feudal lord Chaudhry Hashmet Ali Khan and his struggle to keep hold on to his power, and his land which is being bought by the government to construct a Dam in the area. Cruel, heartless, greedy, believing themselves to be above one & all, Chaudhary Hashmat, his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
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    Dillon kay rishtay / Catalog Record Only

    The story revolves around a boy, Shahzeb, who lives in Japan and does not know that he had been adopted by Mr. Ibraheem. Mr. Jawad investigates and discloses that the birth father is Mr. Abid living in Pakistan. Shahzeb returns to his parents but his brother doesn't acknowledge him. Shahzeb goes back to Mr. Ibraheem in Japan.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Nijaat / Catalog Record Only

    A television drama serial on the problems of poor families, particularly of those having large families, with emphasis on family planning. Also depicts the trafficking of children in Pakistan.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1993
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    Diwana / directed by Rashid Dar ; written by Zaheer Kashmiri. Catalog Record Only

    Television play set during the reign of Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 16th century. It depicts the true love of a poor potter and the daughter of the chief of city police in Lahore. Because of the rigid caste system in the Hindu religion, it is impossible for the potter to marry the girl. Feeling insulted, the police chief jails the potter. The latter's parents ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Laag / Catalog Record Only

    Story revolves around the on-going struggle for independence in Kashmir, India. It focuses on the atrocities perpetrated by the rulers of India on the Mujahideen and on the general population.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Hulchal = Halcal / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film, a co-production of Pakistan, Turkey, and Bangladesh. It depicts the ephemeral nature of the glitter of wealth accumulated by unfair means by a smuggler-gangster, who faces a constant threat to his life from his rivals. An emotional conflict ensues when his son, who does not have an inkling of his father's real vocation and adores him as an ideal, honest-to-goodness self-made "entrepreneur", ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Khub soorat = K̲h̲ūbṣūrat / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film. An excellent portrayal of an avaricious young man, who is always at odds with his submissive wife, and, one day, turns her out of the house, even though she is pregnant. He keeps custody of their 5-year old son, and sends him to be brought up by his rich sister. A few years later, the sister dies, leaving her only daughter to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Aik aur aik / Catalog Record Only

    Television series about a working couple. The husband is an architect; the wife, a travel agent. The husband forces the wife to resign and stay at home, but he lands in police lockup because of a misunderstanding and loses his job. On his release, he is hired by his wife's former boss, while the wife replaces him as an architect. The resulting comic situations ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
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    Jalwa = Jalvah / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film. Studded with beautiful compositions of South Asian music in the semi-classical tenor, it dipicts a cultured and soft-spoken, but class conscious and self-conceited nabob (lord) of Lucknow in pre-partition India, as contrasted to a businessman from Punjab, who feels ill at ease in this, what he calls, stiflingly formal atmosphere, and showers brotherly affection on the local lord's menial servant, who is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Zeenat = Zīnat / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film. Excellent presentation, with a powerful theme and a beautiful musical score. It portrays a haughty feudal lord, who is outraged when a girl is born to his son. This is because he considers women as inferior human beings and evil incarnates. So, he ostracizes the poor girl, with orders to confine her to the servant quarters! Later, when a boy is born ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Karim Sahib ka ghar / Catalog Record Only

    Karim Sahib ka ghar is a comedy about a household where everybody has a secret or two, but is on the lookout for everybody else's weaknesses. The husband is a convivial person, extremely fond of classical music, who gives away his limousine to a singer in appreciation of her beautiful singing. He then tries unsuccessfully to keep it from his domineering wife. She, in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    Rāmcand Pākistānī / Catalog Record Only

    A 7 year old Pakistani boy and his father belonging to the untouchable Hindu caste accidentally cross the border and spend years in an Indian jail while the mother on the other side doesn't know what has happened to them.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    Dil lagi / Catalog Record Only

    Najma belongs to a rich family, while Raja is poor. Najma's father wants her to marry his friend's son, Dr. Amjad, but she refuses. Raja is ill after the news of Najma's marriage. His friend Rano tells Dr. Amjad that Raja loves Najma, and Dr. Anjum decides that Najma should marry with Raja. They go to Raja's home only to find Raja had died. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Wisaal : Urdu drama serial / Catalog Record Only

    Play, previously telecast by Pakistan Television, based on the freedom movement of the Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Shehzori / Catalog Record Only

    Story of a stubborn girl who makes everyone miserable with her sharp tongue and violent moods.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    Piyās / Catalog Record Only

    This television drama is a story about two conservative families in Pakistan. One family is headed by a hard-hearted landlord who holds to the age-old tradition of limiting women to the confines of their homes. The other family is headed by a revered spiritual guide.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004