Choorian (1998 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Syed Noor|
|Produced by||Haji Faqir Mohammad|
|Written by||Nadeem Shahid Nadeem|
|Music by||Zulfiqar Ali|
Pak Nishan Films
|Budget||₨0.38 crore (US$37,000)|
|Box office||₨20 crore (US$2.0 million)|
Choorian (Punjabi: چوڑیاں meaning "Bangles") is a 1998 Pakistani Punjabi-language action - romance - crime film directed by Syed Noor & produced by Haji Faqir Mohammad. Film stars Moammar Rana and Saima. Choorian is Pakistan’s third highest-grossing domestic film of all-time.
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.
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.
- Moammar Rana as Bakhtu
- Saima Noor as Billo
- Muzaffar Adeeb
- Bahar Begum
- Babar Butt
- Shafqat Cheema
- Sardar Kamal
- Abid Khan
- Irfan Khoosat
- Azhar Rangeela
- Sana Nawaz
|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|
|1998||Nigar Awards||Best Film||Haji Faqir Mohammad||Won|
|Best Director||Syed Noor|
|Best Script Writer||Rukhsana Noor|
|Best Actor||Moammar Rana|
|Best Supporting Actor||Shafqat Cheema|
|Best Musician||Zulfiqar Ali|
|Best Lyricist||Ahmed Aqeel Rubi|
|Best Playback Singer (Female)||Saira Nasim|
|Best Playback Singer (Male)||Ameer Ali|
Choorian opened in 22 screens across Pakistan and earned a total of ₨200 million in its one-year run. Choorian became the third highest grossing film on 23 November 2013 after record being broken by Waar and Khuda Kay Liye.
- Rafay, Mahmood (23 November 2013). "Waar is the highest grossing Pakistani film of all time". Tribune. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- "Choorian, not Waar retains title as Pakistan’s highest-grossing film – The Express Tribune". Express Tribune. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
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