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  • Tere Bin Laden / Catalog Record Only

    A tongue-in-cheek comedy about an ambitious young news reporter from Pakistan who is desperate to migrate to the US in pursuit of the American dream. His repeated attempts to immigrate are shot down as his visa is always rejected. But when things couldn't look worse he comes across an Osama bin Laden look alike. Ali then hatches a scheme to produce a fake Osama ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Anarkali / Catalog Record Only

    Television play about the beleaguered wife of a wealthy businessman. He expects her to be a "party girl", i.e., to intercede for him with government officials or directors of companies, with whom he has his contract bids at stake. Being an introvert, she declines to oblige him, creating an atmosphere of discord. She takes up writing as a means of expressing her feelings, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • 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
  • A mighty heart / Catalog Record Only

    Jewish-American journalist, Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Pakistan in January of 2002. The violent act became an international scandal as the group that claimed responsibility for the crime demanded the liberation of prisoners from the American detainee prison in Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba. The American government does not give in to the terrorists' demands. Mariane travels to Pakistan and is alone, searching for the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • 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
  • 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
  • Khamosh pani-- silent waters / Catalog Record Only

    It is 1979 and Pakistan is embracing nationalism through its Islamic identity. The story begins when Pakistan is ruled by martial law. Widowed Ayesha lives in Charkhi, in the Pakistani Punjab with her son Saleem, who becomes intensely involved with a group of Islamic fundamentalists. When a group of Sikh pilgrims come to town, the family's faith comes into question. Salim is a quiet ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Ek din. Rustam aur Sohrab / Catalog Record Only

    The story revolves around a young architect Nadeem. He is a very materialistic person. He refuses his fiancée Nailah. He wants to marry Azra because Azra is the daughter of a rich man. After two years, they are getting married. Azra learns of his materialistic approach about her and she refuses to marry him. He returns to Naila but she also refuses him.

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

    The story centers around life in a fruit and vegetable market. The main character, Muhammad Akram, comes from Karachi and starts work as a Quli (labourer) in the market. He gradually rises to become a leading commission agent, but in the process, loses all his relations. In the end, he realizes that relations are no less important than material success.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • 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
  • Ek din. Qudrat / Catalog Record Only

    Story revolves around Hurr Bibi a poor beautiful young girl selling small toys in a village. Asif is a producer in an advertising agency. He introduces Hurr Bibi in advertising world. Muneer Khan is land lord of the village and friend of Asif. He loves Hurr Bibi. He and his brother oppose her decision to work as a model.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Traffik. Catalog Record Only

    Copyright notice on tape: Channel Four Television Co., Ltd. ; 1989. Bill Paterson, Lindsay Duncan, Jamal Shah, Talat Hussain, George Kukura, Tilo Prückner, Fritz Müller-Scherz. Per Variety, 8-16-89: "establishing dialog is in German or Pakistani where appropriate". Unable to determine what language is meant by Pakistani; may be Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, etc. Originally broadcast on PBS in five parts on five nights, beginning on ...

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

    Nadan Nadiyah is a Pakistani television comedy series where Babra Sharif portrays an actress who finds herself in humorous situations between acting jobs. This two-disc set is a compilation of twenty two episodes.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • Baarish kay baad / Catalog Record Only

    Story revolves around the life of Jahangir, a lecturer of fine arts in a university, as he seeks justice for his brother's murder. His brother Nadir, a journalist, was murdered by Qadir Bakhsh after Nadir discovered that Qadir Bakhsh is involved in crimes such as kidnapping children and selling them to a neighboring country to work at camel races. Jahangir faces problems presented by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
  • 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
  • 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
  • Traffik. Catalog Record Only

    Copyright notice on tape: Channel Four Television Co., Ltd. ; 1989. Bill Paterson, Lindsay Duncan, Jamal Shah, Talat Hussain, George Kukura, Tilo Prückner, Fritz Müller-Scherz. Per Variety, 8-16-89: "establishing dialog is in German or Pakistani where appropriate". Unable to determine what language is meant by Pakistani; may be Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, etc. Originally broadcast on PBS in five parts on five nights, beginning on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
  • Ek din. Raakh / Catalog Record Only

    The story of a lady Naheed, who is divorced by Sarmad. They have one daughter. Sarmad and Naheed both get second marriages. After Naheed's second marriage Sarmad claims and is granted custody of his daughter but his second wife doesn't accept her. He returns his daughter to Naheed but is ashamed of his act.

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

    They story revolves around a father and daughter; who have faced difficulties in their life. Father Badar goes to jail and his daughter Hafiza lives alone then she got married. Badar came back from jail and he anxiously searches his daughter every where and finds she is a club dancer and also very sick. Raja kidnapped Hafiza's daughter Kiran. Badar killed Raja and got ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Susral chalo / Catalog Record Only

    Comedy feature film about the discrimination for the poor by the wealthy. Two young men of "low caste" devise a plan to win over the hearts of wealthy young women. They circumvent the matriarch of the house--one by posing as a servant, and the other by posing as a wealthy heir. After their marriages, the women take their husbands' part against the matriarch.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
  • Dil kay choor : stage drama / Catalog Record Only

    Humorous play about the generation gap between an orthodox old lady and her liberal and frolicsome grandchildren. In an urban setting, the story emphasises declining human values and respect for elders; it presents a view of modern Panjabi culture.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • Train to Pakistan / Catalog Record Only

    "Tensions run high near the border of British India, which is about to be partitioned with a new country called Pakistan. Sikhs living in this border town have heard numerous stories of Muslims killing, raping, and looting other Sikhs, Hindus, and Christians, and many of whom are their friends and relatives. Enraged at the loss of law and order, they plan their own attack ...

    • Contributor: Gupta, Ravi - Pandit, R. V. (Raj Vasant) - Rooks, Pamela - Pandey, Nirmal - Kapur, Rajit - Dutta, Divya - Kuldeep Singh - Khushwant Singh - National Film Development Corporation of India - Pan Pictures (Firm) - Rooks A.V. (Firm) - Channel Four Films (Firm) - Mohan Chopra Productions (Firm) - Jorden Electronics (New Delhi, India) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • 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
  • Jānglūs / Catalog Record Only

    Urdu drama serial originally broadcast on Pakistan Television.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • Nishan-e-Haider / Catalog Record Only

    On the heroism of two young officers of the Pakistan Army and Air Force who were killed in action and posthumously awarded Nishan-e-Haider, the highest military award of Pakistan.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004