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    Green card / Catalog Record Only

    A comedy about the craze to obtain an American green card, particularly through the most popular method of marrying an American. The story shows the predicament of a Pakistani family, whose son returns with his American wife. She is all but lost in an alien society, where nobody speaks her language, and she is a stranger to the culture. Unable to adjust, she returns ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Before it's too late / Catalog Record Only

    A documentary drama about the environment and sustainable development in Pakistan. Baba Rehmat and his grandson, Feroze, live in a small fishing village on the Indus River. Baba Rehmat sees the river as the lifeline which has supported his family for generations; Feroze sees it as a chain binding his young family to a life of increasing hardship. When Feroze moves his family to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1992
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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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    Gurez : PTV drama serial / Catalog Record Only

    A millionnaire yearns for a male heir. Three daughters are born to his two wives, whom he marries one after another. He hates the girls, especially the eldest, whom he blames for the death of her mother during delivery. He marries for a third time, only to discover this wife to be a cunning, greedy opportunist. A massive heart attack enlightens him, however, when ...

    • 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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    Suraiyya Bhopali = S̲urayyā Bhopālī / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film. A romance-cum-musical, depicting the love affair between a smart young man and renowned singer. Despite being the only son of a nabob, his proposal to marry the singer is rejected outright by the snobbish millionnaire, contending that the singer has ulterior motives, like an abject greed for his wealth. Having been bluntly told so by the boy's mother, the singer retretreats, only ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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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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    Mehndi lagi mere haath / Catalog Record Only

    The story of a young man who is branded as a bigamist. He moves to another province to take over a branch of his family business; a week later, his wife disappears during a plane journey to join him, when she is caught in the midst of a war with a neighboring country. She is assumed dead, and he marries her younger sister; the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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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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    Anokhi shadi : comedy stage drama / Catalog Record Only

    Comedy stage performance, depicting the social value of marriage in Pakistani society.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1992
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    Clerk = Klark / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film, on the woeful life of a clerk, who, in his scanty income, has a hard time making both ends meet. In desperation, he makes a futile attempt to steal money from his office, is apprehended and jailed. Left penniless, his wife moves from pillar to post, and has to have her children admitted in an orphanage for sustenance. On his release, when ...

    • 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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    Do duni panch : comedy play / Catalog Record Only

    TV comedy series, portraying the plight of the destitute in a Pakistani metropolis, who inhabit concrete aqueducts appropriated and rented out by a smuggler. Events include sequences where a couple of hapless young men, who land in trouble through their follies and naivete, help the police nab the smuggler and his gang.

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

    Feature film, portraying the supreme sacrifice made by a young mother, who willingly parts with her newly-born son in order to save the life of her foster brother's wife, who is not told about her still-born baby, and is in a critical condition. Doctors fear that if a baby is not produced, she would die of brain haemorrhage. In later life, she unwittingly lashes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Studio 2 1/2 : comedy specialist Anwar Maqsood / Catalog Record Only

    Satirical and humorous Pakistan Television program, dealing chiefly with Pakistani society and culture.

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

    Urdu drama serial originally broadcast on Pakistan Television.

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

    Feature film. A fine portrayal of how a wealthy, domineering father prevails upon his emotional son, who falls in love with a poor village belle and marries her, to abjure her in favor of another one from a family of equal status. Years later, after the snob is dead, and the son inherits his father's wealth, the former follows in his father's footsteps insofar ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Khawaja & sons / Catalog Record Only

    Comedy-drama from Pakistan Television. The story is about a typical Pakistani family, consisting of a father, nine daughters and a son. It shows fun and bantering at the large family get-togethers, a young-at-heart Khawaja Sahib, and his scores of grandchildren; the son has his moments of anguish at being pooh-poohed by his future father-in-law; a mean son-in-law wants to blackmail Khawaja.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
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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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    Aurat raj / Catalog Record Only

    A feature film fantasy, in which a democratic state is ruled by women. The women's mannerisms are masculine, and the men are effeminate. Their roles are reversed as a result of the fallout from the explosion of a "chemical" bomb, which the woman head of state purchases from an alien power, in order to avenge the excesses perpetrated by a male-dominated society on women. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Choron ka dushman / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film about a dauntless inspector of special police who poses as a corrupt officer in order to nab a dangerous smuggler. After a protracted and bloody confrontation, he smashes the gang. In the process, he avenges the the cold-blooded murder of his father, who was also an honest police officer, slain by the ring leader many years before.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    Lakhon maen aik = Lākhon̲ men̲ ek / Catalog Record Only

    An award-winning feature film, depicting the events in the aftermath of the partition of India and the establishment of Pakistan in 1947. A Hindu girl, left behind by her father, who flees to India, is brought up by a devout Muslim. Despite being a resident of a village with 100% Muslim population, the girl is free to follow her religious precepts. She falls in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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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