Death anniversary of Saifuddin Saif today

Nov 30, -0001
Staff ReportKARACHI: Saifuddin Saif was born in Amritsar, in 1922. His poetry evolved and he wrote some very powerful poems during his college days. He was already inclined towards writing for films, but the films for which he had written lyrics before partition, were not released due to the traumatic conditions in the subcontinent. Teri Yaad, the first film to be released in Pakistan in 1948, started its shooting before partition. Saif wrote songs for it and got a lot of praise for the freshness of his poetry. But the first film he did after Partition was Hichkoley, in 1949. Amanat (1950) and Naveli (1952) were his earliest films, but the true flourish in his career came in 1953, when his songs in Ghulam, Mehbooba became hits. Saifuddin Saif inaugurate his own film making called Rehnuma Films in 1954. He scripted and presented a film, Raat Kee Baat on this banner, which flopped miserably, but his next movie, in 1957, titled Saat Lakh, literally minted money, as its name and script suggested.In 1959, Saif Sahab came up with another pearl, which was the film Kartar Singh. He hadwritten its sterling script and dialogues, and also directed it with a perfect vision. Saif Sahab, compiled his poetry collection, Kham-e-Kakul, which is full of brilliant ghazals and poems. Saifuddin Saif died at the age 72 in 1993. SAMAA

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