Bhowani Junction and Ava Gardner

Owais Mughal This photo was taken on April 22, 1955 and it shows American actress Ava Gardner at Lahore Railway Station. She was in Lahore for the filming of Hollywood Movie Bhowani Junction. When Ava came to Lahore, there was only one reasonable hotel in Lahore. It is still there – Falletis. The suite in […]

aina – The Blockbuster Movie

Owais Mughal In its prime days, Pakistan’s Urdu cinema has produced many big hit movies. The biggest blockbuster of the golden era was the movie Aina. The movie title Aina is pronounced aaina and the English translation of the title is a mirror. This movie was so popular that it was shown in a Karachi […]

Lollywood Billboard Art

Owais Mughal Please see special acknowldgements to film historian Mr Omar Khan in the end. Click on the photos to get enlarged views and also to reach their source website A very unique thing about Pakistan is the prevalence of billboard paint art. For example, look at the photo to the right. In this billboard of […]