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Directed by Hasan Askari
Nadeem Hassan (Guests)
Produced by Mohammad Jahangir
Rana Javed Iqbal
Written by Saleem Murad
Screenplay by Saleem Murad
Story by Saleem Murad
Music by Wajahat Attre
Ahmad Rahi
Noor Jehan
Anwar Rafi
Humaira Channa
Cinematography Irshad Ahmad
Edited by Z. A Zulfi
Shah Noor Studio
Distributed by Jahangir Films
Release date
April 16, 1991
Running time
140 minutes
Country Pakistan
Language Punjabi

Gandasa is a Pakistani film in Punjabi language, released on April 16, 1991 by screenwriter Saleem Murad. The film was directed by Hasan Askari and produced by Jahangir Khan.[1]



A 'Gandasa' is a Punjabi implement primarily used in cultivation and farming. It consists of a long stick of wood (roughly the height of its user) with a wide blade attached to one end. It resembles a very large axe, although it is used in a different manner.

The use of the gandasa as a weapon was made famous by the Lollywood film Maula Jatt (1979) and its sequels, in which the implement was portrayed as an Excalibur-like weapon used in the Punjabi Pakistani action films for fighting and killing other people.


The music of Gandasa is composed by Wajahat Attre with lyrics penned by Ahmad Rahi. The album earned

Soundtrack album by Wajahat Attre
Recorded 1991
Genre Film Soundtrack
Length 27:59
Language Punjabi
Label Super Musical
Director Hasan Askari
Producer Jahangir Khan
Compiler M. Zafar

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Gut Kali Lal Paranda" Noor Jehan 4:37
2. "Hari Hari Sub Dunia" Anwar Rafi & Humaira Channa 4:57
3. "Merian Choodian Udas" Noor Jehan 4:21
4. "Mahiya Ve Kothay Uttay" Noor Jehan 4:18
5. "Ang Ang Mera" Humaira Channa 4:54
6. "Ek Gal Tere Naal Kerni" Noor Jehan 4:37


  1. ^, Gandasa (1991 film) on Complete Index To World Film (C.I.T.W.F.) website, Retrieved 14 July 2016

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