Pride of Pakistan – The Graceful Nayyara Noor

Greatest and popular female singer of Pakistan Nayyara Noor

Nayyara Noor is a talented singer from Pakistan. She as received no formal training of music but her natural talent and her passion for music has made her the great singer she is today. As a child she was very fond of Akhtar Begum and listened to her ghazals attentively.

During her college days, her teachers heard her sing and encouraged her to participate in the Radio Pakistan’s University Program in 1968. Nayyara’s singing career officially began in 1971. She recorded songs for Pakistan Television and movies. As a playback singer; the versatility of her voice surprised many and won accolades plus a large number of fans. Her romantic songs pulled the strings of the listeners’ hearts; her tragic songs cast a melancholy spell and her jolly teasing songs left the listeners smiling. Nayyara Noor won two Nigar Awards for her playback singing.

Nayyara’s national songs renew the spirit of patriotism in you. Nayyara Noor is best known for her ghazal singing. The reserved and graceful Nayyara has literally immortalized the ghazals she has sung. Although she has rendered ghazals by Ghalib, Fayez Ahmed Fayez, Nasir Kazmi and Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, her best performance in my opinion is Behzad Lakhnavi’s “Aye gazba-e-dil gar mein chahoon” recorded for PTV.

Pakistan Film Industry

by on December 12, 2009
in Showbiz and Media

Lollywood-Pakistani film industry

On its inception in 1947, film industry was the only medium of entertainment. Films were already being produced in Lahore before partition so with the help of some the actors, directors and technicians who either preferred to stay back or had migrated from India; film industry started taking its first steps. ‘Teri Yaad’ was the first film produced in Pakistan in 1948.

Progressing slowly, Pakistan began to produce quality movies in the mid 50s. The 60s and 70s saw the golden era of the film industry. Almost all films reached the silver jubilee mark. Films like ‘Dosti’ and ‘Aaina’ reached the platinum jubilee mark.

Regional cinema also flourished and quality films like ‘Heer Ranjha’ were produced in the Punjabi language. Sindhi and Pashtu cinema was also thriving.

The late 70s saw a steady decline in the standard of the films and the industry could never really recover from this down fall. There was a brief period in the 90s when the film industry saw a revival but it was short lived.

Following is a list of 10 best films of the Pakistan film industry:

1. Aina
2. Mola Jatt
3. Umra-o-Jan
4. Anjuman
5. Sheri Farhad
6. Heer Ranjha
7. Zarqa
8. Mera Naam hai Mohabbat
9. Aag ka Darya
10. Malangi

Khuda k liye and Bol are two recent movies made by Shoaib Mansoor. Both were commercially successful and critically acclaimed.