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  • Film, Video

    Anokhi shadi : comedy stage drama / Catalog Record Only

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

    • Date: 1992
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    Taj Mahal / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film based on the love story of Prince Khurram (later Emperor Shah Jahan of Hindustan, 17th century), and Mumtaz Mahal, who later became Empress, and in whose memory, Shah Jahan had the famous Taj Mahal erected at Agra, India.

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    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" ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    Aakhri chataan / Catalog Record Only

    Story based on early Islamic wars.

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    Taleem-e-balghan : comedy long play Catalog Record Only

    One of the very first satirical play of Pakistan Television concerning adult education in Pakistan. The play is followed by several musical performances. Mahmood Ali plays the role of a local teacher. His colorful students include people from many vocations- a butcher, a barber, a milkman, a landlord's right hand man among others.

    • Contributor: Nāṣir, Āḡ̲h - Muʻīnuddīn, K̲h̲vājah - ʻalī, Maḥmūd. - Wajid, Qazi - Bāyūnas, Subḥān - Jan, Shabbir - Raza, Shahzad - Shalimar Recording Company - Pakistan Television Corporation - Lc Purchase Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    Dais pardais / Catalog Record Only

    The drama tries to highlight the problems faced by Pakistanis living in Scotland and of their relatives living in Pakistan. Malik is an established and ruthless businessman who hires illegal immigrants to work at ridiculously low wages. These illegal Pakistanis are supplied to him by a crooked character, who charges money from the people and brings them illegally. Malik's son, Shamir is a law ...

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    Āg kā daryā / Catalog Record Only

    Dilawar is a dacoit. He loots the villagers. One day he kidnaps a prostitute girl but after some time he loves her and gets married. After marriage he decided to leave this way of life and start a more dangerous kind. At the end police siege his hideout and demand his arrest. He agrees but one of his opponents shoots him. After his death, ...

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    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. ...

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    Maa / Catalog Record Only

    Asad is a corrupt individual, married to his uncle's daughter, Maryam. He throws out his uncle and his pregnant wife. His parents live in a village in Pakistan with their other two sons. They are unaware of Asad's activities and marriage and arrange to marry their friend's daughter, Javeria, to him. While Asad is taken in by the authorities, Javeria is left sulking at ...

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    Laila Majnu / Catalog Record Only

    Urdu film adaptation of an Arabic folk tale of the legendary story of Laila and Majnu and their timeless love before their deaths because they could not marry; also known as the story of Layla and Majnun. This tale passed from Arab and Habib folklore Persian literature as the story of Lili o Majnoon and has influenced Middle Eastern literature, especially Sufi writers, in ...

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    Mirza Ghalib / Catalog Record Only

    The film is based on the life of the great Indian poet, Mirza Ghalib, who lived during the reign of Bahadur Shah Zafar. This story portrays his trials, tribulations, triumphs, and utlimate descent to poverty, and then to prison; and his tragic and ill-fated love with a beautiful courtesan named Chaudvin. The film beautifully captures the mood of the period and the magnificance of ...

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    Mere hazoor = Mere huzūr / Catalog Record Only

    Feature film. A musical, portraying the predicament of a young poet, who is caught in a hopeless situation of having to choose between two sisters: one, whom he loves, and the other, whose love he does not reciprocate, but who is self-willed and outgoing, threatening to do away with any opponent, even if it is her sister. The mother is on the latter's side, ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    Aadam ke baitey : tele theatre / Catalog Record Only

    Shahriyar is a middle class man. He got associate engineer degree but he is unable to get good job. After some time he has join a terrorist group. At end he helps law and order agencies.

    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video

    Jānglūs / Catalog Record Only

    Urdu drama serial originally broadcast on Pakistan Television.

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 1993
  • Film, Video

    Anarkali : the legend of love. Catalog Record Only

    This television series is upon a romance between two historical figures in Pakistan during the Moghul period. This is the epic story of Anarkali, a courtesan in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's court, and her love for his son, the Prince Nuruddin Salim, who later becomes the Moghul Emperor Jahangir. When Akbar learns that his son is seriously in love with Anarkali, he does everything ...

    • Date: 2008