Famous Film Actor Sudhir Remembered
Chand Sahkeel 1 month ago Mon 25th January 2021 | 10:38 PM
Shah Zaman Khan Afridi better known as Sudhir or Lala Sudhir, a Pakistani film actor, director and producer was remembered on the occasion of his birth anniversary on Monday
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jan, 2021 ) :Shah Zaman Khan Afridi better known as Sudhir or Lala Sudhir, a Pakistani film actor, director and producer was remembered on the occasion of his birth anniversary on Monday.
His first film was the successful Hichkolay in 1949. He appeared in the hit musical film Dupatta in 1952. In 1954, Sassi was the first ever urdu film to celebrate a Golden Jubilee. Dulla Bhatti (1956), Mahi Munda (1956) and Yakke Wali (1957) were the highest grossing Punjabi films of the time. Yakke Wali (1957) was the first blockbuster Punjabi film. These two films led to building of large film studios in Pakistan.
He was an "action films hero", but appeared as Hatim Tai in Hatim (1956), as Prince Saleem in the famous film Anarkali (1958), as Mirza Jat in the film Mirza Sahiban (1956), as Mahinwal in the film Sohni (1955) and as Mirza Ghalib in the film Ghalib (1961). He acted in the films Nooran (1957), Jhoomar (1959) and Gul Bakawli (1961) etc. He starred in one of the highest grossing Punjabi films Kartar Singh in 1959. He later appeared in hits such as the film Farangi (1964) and Ajab Khan (1961), on the struggle against the British Raj. His film Jeedar (1965) was the first to reach a Platinum Jubilee status. Maa Puttar (1970) was another Punjabi film to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. He once fought a real battle with a tiger in film Sahil (1960). He appeared as a sidekick with his son in film Dushman Ki Talash (1978).