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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...
    • Date: 1988
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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...
    • Date: 1991
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    Studio 2 1/2 : comedy specialist Anwar Maqsood /
    Comedy specialist Anwar Maqsood | Isṭūḍiyo ḍhāʼī Catalog Record Only
    Satirical and humorous Pakistan Television program, dealing chiefly with Pakistani society and culture.
    • Date: 1991
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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...
    • Date: 1991
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    Mr. Budhu /
    Mister 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
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    Kanch ka pul ; Ya naseeb clinic. Catalog Record Only Includes two television shows: The first is a story of a generous woman doctor, who pursues her mission by adopting a crippled child (ca. 100 min.). The second is a satire. It is a TV show about a TV show: a new, so-called modern clinic is run by local graduates and foreign trained physicians and surgeons, whose aim chiefly is to earn more money...
    • Date: 1991
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    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...
    • Date: 1991
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    Khawaja & sons /
    Khawaja and 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
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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",...
    • Date: 1991
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    Jānglūs /
    Jangloos Catalog Record Only
    Urdu drama serial originally broadcast on Pakistan Television.
    • 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...
    • Date: 1991
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    Mirza Ghalib in America / Catalog Record Only Two Pakistani boys are living as illegal aliens in America. One of them is a great admirer of Ghalib's poetry. One day out of sheer despair, the two plan to drown in the Potomac River in Washington D.C., along with Diwan-e-Ghalib. Lo and behold, the great poet suddenly returns to the land of the living to urge the young men to 'discard' themselves in...
    • Date: 1994
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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...
    • Date: 1991
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    Mehndi lagi mere haath /
    Mihndī lagī mere hāth 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
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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...
    • Date: 1991
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    Wisaal : Urdu drama serial /
    Viṣāl : Catalog Record Only
    Play, previously telecast by Pakistan Television, based on the freedom movement of the Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
    • Date: 1991
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    Anokhi shadi : comedy stage drama / Catalog Record Only Comedy stage performance, depicting the social value of marriage in Pakistani society.
    • Date: 1992
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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...
    • Date: 1991
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    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
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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"...
    • Date: 1991
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    Do duni panch : comedy play /
    Do dūnī pāno : 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
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    Zangar / Catalog Record Only Play, telecast from Pakistan Television, portraying a bold and headstrong young woman, who refuses to be intimidated by a trickster-businessman, who is trying to force her aging father into selling his palatial mansion for a fig, in order to demolish it and build a modern plaza on it. She takes over her father's business after he has a stroke from the shock, and bravely...
    • Date: 1988
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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....
    • Date: 1991
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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...
    • Date: 1991
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    Miss Singapore /
    Mis Singāpūr 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