The Day Shall Dawn

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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
Tripti Mitra
Zurain Rakshi
Kazi Khaliq
Maina Latif
Music by Tamar Barran
Shantikumar Charthedee
Cinematography Walter Lassally
Edited by Ms. Binvovet
Release dates
  • 25 May 1959 (1959-05-25)
Running time
87 minutes
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu, Bengali

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.[1] It was also entered into the 1st Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Golden Medal.[2] The film was screened at the 2008 New York Film Festival, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.[3]



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[4] by a director from Lahore (in West Pakistan)[5] 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.

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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "1st Moscow International Film Festival (1959)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  3. ^ "The 2008 New York Film Festival: The Day Shall Dawn". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  4. ^ Internet Movie Database
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