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  • 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

    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.

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 1988
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 2004
  • 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

    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 ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    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. ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • 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

    Afshan : a family entertainment / Catalog Record Only

    This realistic story of the socio-cultural, religious and political values of the Muslim Society of the Subcontinent before the creation of of Islam in Pakistan. The drama serial portrays a realistic picture of a cultured Muslim family where the parents have a right to decide the fate of their children and integrity of the family rules supreme.

    • Contributor: Bajiyā, Fāṭimah S̲urayy - Shakil - Wajid, Qazi - Shah, Shafi Muhammad - Wasti, Tahira - Pakistan Television Corporation - Lc Purchase Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    Dasht / Catalog Record Only

    The story revolves around three tribes of Baluchistan who were at war with each other due to personal enimities. Born into these tribes, are Shah Taj and Balaj. Despite being surrounded by hatred all their lives, both are gentle souls who fall in love with each other. Fearing that their union would unite two of the tribes, the head of the third tribe tries ...

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 2004
  • 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

    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 ...

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    Hawwa ki beti : PTV Urdu drama / Catalog Record Only

    Television play. A 12-year old girl and her younger brother live in a slum with their mother who toils day and night in order to raise them. Her husband, a gambler, is in jail. The young boy works as a vendor at a theater, while his sister wanders, gaping at the posh world not very far away. On his release from jail, the father, ...

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    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.

    • Date: 1988
  • 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

    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