Category Archives: Entertainment in Old Karachi

List of Cinemas in Karachi

Complete List Cinemas in Karachi Amin H. Karim A complete list of cinemas in Karachi since 1917. In 1917, there were around 119 cinemas in Karachi that has been reduced to just 34 in 2007.  1977 is considered as a peak year of cinema industry in Karachi when 110 cinemas were running with full occupancy Cinema’s Locations and Status Afshan Cinema, Waheed Murad Road, Open Alif Laila Cinema, Saeedabad, Closed Amber Cinema, Bahadrabad, Closed Anjuman Cinema, Mohammad Ali Jinnah … Continue reading

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Cinema Halls of Karachi

AH! THE CINEMA HALLS OF KARACHI-I MAY NEVER FORGET…………… By Raju Jamil I talk of 1960 the first ever time I was allowed to go to a cinema hall but only the Sunday Morning Special or Matinee or at best–1st … Continue reading

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Uncle Urfi 1975

PTV KARACHI’S MEGA HIT COMEDY CUM TRAGEDY SERIAL OF EARLY 70’S Uncle Urfi: (1975) By Raju Jamil PTV Karachi center was tense…….. There were no value scripts that it would take stakes on. Frustration led to an urgent meeting among … Continue reading

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Pakistan TV Most Loved Drama Series 1970s

PAKISTAN TELEVISION’s Most loved drama series of early 70’s: “Aik Muhabbat Sau Afsane”   I am a witness to a very large communities in Karachi going absolutely engrossed in each of the 13 episodes of AMSA which had in AIK … Continue reading

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Studio Number Nau of Radio Pakistan. Karachi.

RADIO PAKISTAN KARACHI STUDIO NUMBER NAU (9) EVERY SUNDAY 9 PM: By Raju Jamil To the veterans, it could be the most pleasant yet tearful mixed with happiness memory remembering “Studio No. 9” which was broadcast every Saturday and found … Continue reading

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Stage Plays of Karachi

STAGE PLAYS HISTORY OF KARACHI’S GLORIOUS PAST: *Raju Jamil* FIRST TOP THREE STAGE PLAYS OF PAKISTAN IN KARACHI……… 1. BAAZIGAR..staged at Katrak Hall in 1956 with cast: Ibrahim Nafis, Laal Mohammad (musician of the duo Laal Mohammad and Iqbal), Naseeruddin … Continue reading

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Hotels of Karachi

By Raju Jamil Live entertainment once nourished Karachiites and its nightlife was the envy of people from the rest of the country. The hotels dotted across the city were the hub of entertainment from the ‘50s to the early ‘70s. … Continue reading

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The “Razz Ma Tazz” Karachi of the 70’s

By Raju Jamil The “Razz Ma Tazz” Karachi of 70’s…. With Mrs. Nusrat Bhutto seen with other in crowd with initials “RK” is none the other but the most popular and jazzy TV ads model Rakhshinda Khattak who also appeared … Continue reading

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Western Music and Karachi of 50’s-60’s-70’s

By Jamil Raju No TV…limited cinema halls, mostly foreign movies, night clubs, discotheques, Sunday Jam Sessions at clubs and private at homes with live bands like Keynotes, In Crowd, The Bugs, Dad’s Gratitude etc had everything to offer to enjoy … Continue reading

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Hotel Metropole Karachi in the 1960’s

Hotel Metropole Karachi

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