Director Luqman's Urdu film Shahida was actually the first Pakistani film, which was started before partition and released in 1949. After partition,ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 2 KinarayÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â was the inaugural film production by Ashiq Bhatti. JihadÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â was the second film byÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Zahoor Raja, which was released in 1950 andÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Teri YaadÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â was the third film.
This inaugural film, Teri Yaad introduced some big names; Asha Poslay was a not a successful film heroin, but got fame as side-heroine and comedian in the 1950s and later as a supporting actress. Nazar was first super star comedian in Pakistani movies. Daud Chand became first director of first golden jubilee film Sassi in 1954. Qateel Shafai and Tanvir Naqvi were legendary lyricists. Munawar Sultana got fame as playback singer. Raza Mir started as a top cinematography and later became film director. Pyaray Khan as lebortary incharge and Z.A. Baig as sound recordist got fame.
PAKfilms is a continued effort to compile and preserve the history of Pakistani films. It is a new and independent domain for the historical website Pakistan Film Magazine on the closed site mazhar.dk, which was the first and largest infotainment website on Pakistani films, music and artists. Most of content from the previous site is moved to this new URL and the rest will be reproduced gradually.