A magician musician
Safdar Hussain was not only a musician but actually a "magician" music
He composed super hit music in his first ever film Heer.
It was also the first ever Karachi made Punjabi film, directed by veteran
actor Nazir with leading role by his wife - Sawarn Lata.
was recommended by his instructor and relative (Mamu) great musician
Rasheed Attre to director Nazir. Top singer and actor Inayat
Hussain Bhatti was selected in the leading role as Ranjha and
he also sang six songs in the film - perhaps the first ever occasion,
when any male singer sang six songs in a film.
Film Heer was
super hit and Safdar Hussain became favorite music director for film
Karachi based film company Eveready Pictures who latter made a film Ishq-e-Laila in
with Lahore based film company Evernew Picture's Laila Majnu.
Ironically, Safdar Hussain's "rival"
in this compitation was his own instructor Rasheed Attre - the
battle was won by Safdar Hussain who composed not less
than 14 songs in the film and most of them were all time super hit songs.
Naagin, Nooran and Naji were
other big musical films in the beginning of his film career.
Safdar Hussain composed music in 79 films in his 22 years long film career
from 1955-87. His last released film was Meri Awaz in 1987.
His son Abbas Safdar also
composed songs in a film Ruqqa in 1993 but could not succeed.
died on March 24, 1989.
Some memorable film songs
(Famous film songs not mentioned in "Memorable Musical Films" on Pakistan
Film History segment).
- Tere Mehalon ki chhaon mein....
(singer Salim Raza, film Hatim 1957)
- Har qadm peh sitam, har gharhi gham hi gham...
(singer Kousar Perveen, film Hameeda 1957)
- Na yeh Chand ho ga, na Tare rahen ge...
(singer Zubaida Khanum, film Hameeda 1957)
- Tarapna dekh le o jane wale...
(singer Inayat Hussain Bhatti, film Hasrat
- Ham Tange wale o Bhayya, dekhen kya kya...
(singer Ahmad Rushdi, film Dil ke tukrey 1965)
- Zindgi tum se mili, tum se mila pyar hamen
(singers Munir Hussain &Mala, film Dil
ke tukrey 1965)
- Nizaron ne bhari aahen....
(singer Mehdi Hassan, film Naghm-e-Sehra
- Hamen koi gham nahin tha, gham-e-ashqi se pehle
(singer Mehdi Hassan, film Shab-e-khair 1967)
- Tere gham se mohabbat ho geyi hay...
(singer Mala, film Shab-e-khair 1967)
- Chann charhya ajeeb, dil hariya gharib...
(singer Masood Rana, film Janab-e-Aali 1968)
- Aa gey Maa de Genterman, Ghar aaya nu littar pehn...
(singer Masood Rana & Ahmad Rushdi,
- Bazi jit leyi, o jind pyar de nave la ke, Chhalla paya...
(singer Madam Noor Jehan, film
Dulla Haidri 1969)
- Surran naal pyar kari ja, te akhian char kari ja...
(singer Masood Rana, film Khoufnak 1974)
- Koi kar ke bahana sanu mil Mahi way...
(singer Mala, film Wardat
- Assin ki dasiye, ki gall kariye ...
(singer Mehdi Hassan, film Wardat 1976)
- Loko, buhti sohni Kurri vi ajeeb hondi a...
(singer Masood Rana & Afshan,
film Wadda Khan 1983)
- Pyar ke rang se Duniya ko sajao, yaaro...
(singer Masood Rana film Meri Awaz 1987)
Total 79 films (1955-87)
30 Urdu, 49 Punjabi films
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