Choorian (1998 film)

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Not to be confused with Chooriyan.
Choorian
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Syed Noor
Produced by Haji Faqir Mohammad
Written by Rukhsana Noor
Starring Moammar Rana
Saima Noor
Nargis
Sana Nawaz
Shafqat Cheema
Music by Zulfiqar Ali
Cinematography Naseeruddin
Production
company
Pak Nishan Films
Release dates
  • 16 October 1998 (1998-10-16)
Country Pakistan
Language Punjabi
Budget 0.38 crore (US$37,000)
Box office 45 crore (US$4.4 million)

Choorian (Punjabi: چوڑیاں meaning "Bangles") is a 1998 Pakistani Punjabi-language action-romance film directed by Syed Noor & produced by Haji Faqir Mohammad. Film stars Moammar Rana and Saima. Choorian is Pakistan’s second highest-grossing film of all-time.[1]

The film has a simple love story. A city boy Bakhtu (Moammar Rana) is sent to live with his uncle back in the village. He soon falls in love with his uncle's older daughter Billo (Saima). Billo is a servant in her own house, and does all the chores which are overseen by Bahar, her stepmother. Bahar treats her like a slave throughout the movie while her two daughters live like queens.

Plot[edit]

City boy Bakhtu, (Moammar Rana) goes to live with uncle back in the village. Here he sees Billo (Saima), his uncle's older daughter and falls in love. Terrorised by her stepmother (Bahar) and stepsisters, Billo is forced to serve as a servant in her own home.

Bakhtu declares his love for her, which is not going down well with Bahar, who having seen Bakhtu, wants her own daughter Nargis married to him. On the other hand Nargis is not going to wait for dear mummy, and attempts to win him over with a sizzling dance number in the rain, but fails miserably. Things come to a boiling point when the couple are confronted by Bahar, the situation is ill-handled by Bakhtu who insults his aunt, calling her a churail (a witch) and is thrown out of the house. Bahar who want be insulted in her own home quickly makes arrangements for Billo to marry a local Chaudry.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Tracklist
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Dhola way gal sun Dhola"   Azra Jehan  
2. "Karan main nazara jadun ohdi tasvir da"   Ameer Ali  
3. "Laian main Teray naal laian"   Azra Jehan  
4. "Nere nayre aa zalma"   Saira Naseem  
5. "Sukh Mahi naal lay gya"   Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  
6. "Tor sattan Choorian"   Saira Naseem, Sain Khawar Hussain  
7. "Uchi thaan tay yaari lai"   Saira Naseem, Anwar Rafi  
8. "Udd Kothe uttun Kanwa way"   Saira Naseem, Ameer Ali  

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
1998 Nigar Awards Best Film Haji Faqir Mohammad Won
Best Director Syed Noor
Best Script Writer Rukhsana Noor
Best Actor Moammar Rana
Best Actress Saima
Best Supporting Actor Shafqat Cheema
Best Musician Nisar Bazmi
Best Lyricist Masroor Anwar
Best Cinematographer Naseeruddin
Best Playback Singer (Female) Saira Nasim
Best Playback Singer (Male) Ameer Ali

Box office[edit]

Choorian opened in 22 screens across Pakistan and earned a total of ₨200 million in its one-year run.[2] Choorian became the third highest grossing film on 23 November 2013 after record being broken by Waar and Khuda Kay Liye.[1]

Indian remake[edit]

In 2008, Choorian was remade in Indian Punjab as Majajan[3] starring Gavie Chahal.[4] This film was appreciated by the audience of Indian Punjab.

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