Lok Virsa to screen film “Qurbani” on January 12

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Starring Nadeem, Shabnam and Ejaz Akhtar among others, Urdu feature film “Qurbani (1981)” will be screened by Lok Virsa Mandwa Film Club at its Media Center in Islamabad at 03:00 pm on January 12.

“Qurbani” is a directorial venture of Pervez Malik featuring popular music by M. Ashraf. “Mera Tujh se Aisa Bandhan Hai” is a most popular song from “Qurbani”.

Songs of the film are recorded in the voices of Mehnaz, Naheed Akhtar, and Ghulam Abbas.

Bringing nostalgia from a more recent past than most of Mandwa’s screenings, the film is a social drama highly reminiscent of final golden moments of Urdu cinema, and the social values of Pakistani society before this form of cinema ceased to exist in late 80s and early 90s.

Death anniversary of Sultan Rahi being observed

Meanwhile, 23rd death anniversary of legendary film actor Sultan Rahi is being observed on Wednesday.

Sultan Rahi began his film career in 1959 as a guest actor in film “Baghi” but rose to tremendous fame after the release of film “Maula Jatt” in 1979.

During his career, he appeared in more than 700 Punjabi and Urdu-language movies and was also named in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most prolific actor.

Sultan Rahi was shot dead in Gujranwala on January 9, 1996.