The Day Shall Dawn
|The Day Shall Dawn|
|Directed by||A. J. Kardar|
|Produced by||Noman Taseer|
|Written by||Manik Bandopadhyay
A. J. Kardar
|Screenplay by||Faiz Ahmed Faiz|
|Story by||Manik Bandopadhyay|
|Starring||Khan Ataur Rahman
|Music by||Tamar Barran
|Edited by||Ms. Binvovet|
The Day Shall Dawn (Urdu: Jago Hua Savera) is a 1959 Pakistani drama film directed by A. J. Kardar. The film was selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 32nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. It was also entered into the 1st Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Golden Medal. The film was screened at the 2008 New York Film Festival, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
- Tripti Mitra as Mala
- Zurain Rakshi as Fisherman Mian (as Zuraine)
- Khan Ataur Rahman as Kasim (as Anees Ama)
- Kazi Khaliq as Lal Nian (as Kazi Khaleque)
- Maina Latif as Ganju (as Meena Latif)
The Day Shall Dawn was very much a co-production between the two halves of what was then a geographically divided Pakistani state (now independent Pakistan and Bangladesh). The film was shot in Dhaka, East Pakistan (contemporary Bangladesh) by the East Pakistan Film Development Corporation by a director from Lahore (in West Pakistan) and scripted in the Urdu language, which is native to the West. He seclected Zahir Raihan as assistant director of the film. The film, which won a major award at the Moscow International Film Festival, was about the daily lives of East Pakistani fishermen.
- List of submissions to the 32nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Pakistani submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- "1st Moscow International Film Festival (1959)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
- "The 2008 New York Film Festival: The Day Shall Dawn". eventful.com. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- Internet Movie Database
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