Teri Yaad (film)
|Directed by||Daud Chand|
|Produced by||Sardari Lal
D.P. Singha (co-producer)
|Written by||Sardari Lal (story)
Khadim Mohiudin (screenplay)
|Edited by||M.A. Latif|
|Release date(s)||August 7, 1948|
Teri Yaad (Urdu: تیری یاد; Your Memory) is the first-ever feature film released in Pakistan after the independence on 7 August 1948, on Eid. It was the first film released after the birth of Pakistan but not the first to be produced indigenously in the new land.
History and setting
The year 1947 saw the independence of Pakistan. During this time, the Indian film industry was segregated and the only film production centre left in Pakistan was at Lahore. With the industry reeling in its infancy, it was hard to work on film productions that had initiated before the [Pakistan Movement|independence]] as many of the working filmmakers and actors had left for the new country of India.
With many hardships, the new film industry was able to release its first feature film, Teri Yaad on 7 August 1948, premièring at the Parbhat Theatre in Lahore. It starred Asha Posley and Nasir Khan, brother of renowned Indian actor Dilip Kumar who had traveled off to India. The playback soundtrack was written and composed by Inayat Ali Nath. Produced by Dewan Sardari Lal's Dewan Pictures and directed by Daud Chand, the film stayed for a significant time on the celluloid screens in Lahore, Quetta and Dhaka.