Kartar Singh (1959)
Cast: Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Bahar, Laila, Zarif, Allauddin, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Ajmal, Ghulam Mohammad, Fazal Haq, Iqbal Kashmiri, Kamla, Shahana, Anwar Majeed, Al-Nasir
Director: Saifuddin Saif
Nutshell: Considered one of the finest films to ever have been produced in Pakistan, with solid reason.
The Partition of India and the birth of Pakistan dealt with restraint and maturity and a blessed lack of jingoism resulting in one of the finest pieces of cinema to emerge from Pakistan since independence. Saifuddin Saif was better known as a lyricist and a poet but here he shows how capable and skilled he was as a director as well. Kartar Singh is revisited and discusssed by Film Historian and Journalist Yaseen Hameed in the link below. Please Click.