Safdar Hussain

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A magician musician
Safdar Hussain was not only a musician but actually a "magician" music director. 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.
Safdar Hussain 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 the competition 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.
Safdar Hussain died on March 24, 1989.


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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 1958)
  • 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 1966)
  • 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, film Janab-e-Aali)
  • 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 1976)
  • 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)

Filmography

Total 79 films (1955-87)
30 Urdu, 49 Punjabi films

1955
» Heer
1956
» Hameeda
» Sabira
» Hatim
1957
» Murad
» Ishq-e-Laila
1958
» Nooran

» Hasrat
1959
» Nagin

» Society
» Naji
» Yaar Beli
1960
» Clerk
» Neelofar
1961
» Ghazi bin Abbas
» Gul Bakawli
» Taj aur Talwar
1962
» Husn-o-ishq
1963
» Khoon ki pyas
» Sumera
» Kala Aadmi
» Maa Beti
1964
» Mamta
» Ishrat
» Khaibar Pas
1965
» Sartaj
» Dil ke tukray
1966
» Parda
» Khalifa
» Naghm-e-Sehra
» Sab-o-khair
1967
» Chheen le azadi
» Janab-e-Aali
1968
» Lal Bujhakkar
» Dulla Haidri
1970
» Chann te Chakor
1971
» Raja Rani
1972
» Thah

1973
» Pehla war
» Khabardar
1974
» Majha Sajha
» Mardan hath medan
» Rab da roop
» Khatarnaak
1975
» Wehshi Jatt

1976
» Khoufnak
» Ayyash
» Toofan
» Wardat
1977
» Suha jora
» Mere Badshah
» Akhri Goli
1978
» Ghunda

» Lathi charge
1979
» Dada Pota
» Mann Mouji
» Heera Puttar
1981
» Jurm te insaf
» Fatafat
» Qanoon Shikan
1982
» Shera
1983
» Wadda Khan
1986
» Hitlar
» Lali Badshah
» Kon zabardast
» Do Qaidi
1987
» Meri awaz

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