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AnarKali-Musical Urdu Movie 1958


Released on: June 6, 1958 Actors: Noor Jehan, Sudhir, Zarif, Ragni, Shamim Ara, Hamalia Wala, Fazal Haq Producer: Mukhtar AhmadDirector: Anwar Kamaal Pasha Music: Rasheed Attre, Inayat HussainSingers: Madam Noor Jehan Film songs:
1-Kahaan tak sunno ge kahaan tak sunaoo Madam Noor Jehan
2-Banwri chakori kare duniya se chori chroi Madam Noor Jehan
3-O bewafa, ham na bhoole tumein Madam Noor Jehan
4-Keya jane keya armaan lekar Madam Noor Jehan
5-Pehle to apne dil ki ada jaan jeyie Madam Noor Jehan
6-Sada hoon apney pyar ki Madam Noor Jehan
7-Tumhari aarzoo mein koocha-e-qatil Madam Noor Jehan
8-Jalte hain armaan mera dil rota hai Madam Noor Jehan

Nigar Pictures big musical Urdu film
Annar Kali
Released on: June 6, 1958

Imtiaz Ali Taj & The tomb of Anar Kali in Lahore
Another big musical film by Madam Noor Jehan with two music directors, Rasheed Attre and Master Inayat Hussain.
The story of film Annar Kali was written in 1922 by famous Urdu writer Imitiaz Ali Taj (13.10.1900-19.04.1970). He was inspired by a folk story from 1890 by S. Latif and Kanihya Lal – two history writers from Lahore. This story is filmed many times in India and Pakistan. First time it was made as silent films both in Bombay and Lahore in 1928. In 1935 it was filmed as a talkie film and then it became a favorite subject for film producers and was filmed in 1953, 1955, 1960 (as Mughal-e-Azam), 1966 and 1978 in India and once in Pakistan in 1958.
Actors Noor Jehan (as Anarkali), Sudhir (as Prince Saleem), Ragni (as Dil Aram), Shamim Ara, Zarif, Fazal Haq and Hamalia Wala (as Akbar The Great)
Producer Mukhtar Ahmad
Director Anwar Kemal Pasha
Story Imtiaz Ali Taj
Music Rasheed Attre, Inayat Hussain
Lyrics Tanvir Naqvi
Singers Madam Noor Jehan


1. music - January 9, 2008

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2. Ejaz Mir - November 1, 2011


3. Raza Kazmi Haider - May 14, 2013

Mr. Mir, you are totally wrong, Mughal-e-Azam was technically superior to our local Anarkali (1958). Mughal-e-Azam was made by Late K.Asif with a huge budget and it had most expensive sets replicating the original era, whereas, the local movie though good, made with 1/10TH of the budget of Indian version. It is also a pity that original 35mm reels of Anarkali does not exist, as it was not saved / preserved by our cultural department, only a poor quality VHS print is there. On the other hand Mughal-e-Azam (1960) has been restored in its original 35mm Black & White (Mono sound) and in 2004 the reels were colorized with Technicolor with digital sound.

4. Ejaz Mir - July 3, 2013

Dear Kazmi, at the tender age of 8 I first saw this movie with my parents. At this innocent age I had no idea of preferring heavy budget movies over quality movies made with worthless budget..I was gratly impressed by the film’s outstanding short scenes, lively dialouges, poertry,music and above all enchanting songs of Nur Jehan, especially the last song of the film deeply moved my soul, Heart stopping voice nodes of noorjehan had deeply etched my brain. Thereafter, I felt duty bound to see Anarkali, whenever displayed in any cinema. Now, I am sixty years old but still cannot stop this habbit, the film remains evergreen in my memory and never miss a chance of seeing it. On the other hand, Mughal-e-Azam has not impressed me on that level. Its scenes are very lengthy and boring, chracters, dialouges` are insipid . However, acting of the heroine is quite impressive. Heavy budget is of secondary importance to the viewers.

5. I. H. Malik - September 20, 2013

I must agree with Mir sahib, that in all respects, with the possible exception of a big budget, our classic ”Anarkali” is much superior to ”Mughal e Azam”. Insipid and boring are the proper words for the
much-touted Dilip-Madhubala flick but only a couple of songs in it are worth listening to, rest is flop. ”Anarkali” is not only very well directed by legendary Anwar Kamal Pasha, with good acting and exceptional music, it also conveys the impression of being a sophisticated work of art, rather than just a box office showpiece.

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