Shahida (film)

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Directed byLuqman with Anwar Kamal Pasha assisting[1]
Produced byM. Akbar
Written byHakim Ahmad Shuja
Nasir Khan[1]
Hamaliya Wala
Music byGhulam Haider and Ghulam Ahmed Chishti[1]
Lyrics by:Hakim Ahmad Shuja with Master Ghulam Haider
Distributed byShuaa Noor Films
Release date
  • 19 March 1949 (1949-03-19)

Shahida (1949 film) was a Pakistani Urdu film released on March 19, 1949. The film was directed by Luqman. "Shahida" was actually the first "Pakistani film" which was started before the independence of Pakistan in 1947 and later released in 1949.

This film was originally started as a project by Hakim Ahmad Shuja, along with financial backers in pre-independence British India (circa 1945-46) but could not be filmed due to various problems, in particular the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947, which also led to the end of the old, joint film industry and its mutual contacts. The project was revived in 1948, by M. Akbar, as producer and Luqman as director. Hakim Ahmad Shuja was asked to revise his original script and to help write out the song lyrics, of classics such as "Dar ba dar Phirte hain" and "Alwidah", with Ghulam Haider and Ghulam Ahmed Chishti giving the music.[1]


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