News of Munawar Zareef's tragically premature demise hits the press. A magnificently talented and charismatic artist who will remain immortal through his sadly brief but brilliant career. There have been plenty of imitators but none of them can hold a candle to this amazing performer....
Chakori's Q & A session with Shama Magazine's readers from 1981 Chakori has a quickfire Q & A session with the readers of Shama Film Magazine in early 1981. Q – You appear to have almost stopped signing films with...
Mussarat Shaheen continues to lead the pack in the realm of Pashto films and claims Tariq Shah needs to learn some chivalry. Mussarat Shaheen vents to Shama's reporter on her movie set - June 1992 These days there are numerous...

Shaan Accused!

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Shama Film Magazine asks Shaan to clarify certain questions that have sprung up recently. Lollywood mega star Shaan was recently cornered by a local film rag and issued with a 10-point charge sheet of major gripes against him. Mincing no words at all here are...

No.1 in 2000?

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Who commanded the No.1 position for Pakistani actresses at the turn of the century? Which of Lollywood’s sultry sirens ruled the Roost in the first year of the second Millennium? Did Saima retain her position at the top of the ladder or did Reema turn...
Shama Film Magazine Awarded Sultan Rahi with the accolade of "Man of the Millennium" due to his massive contribution to Pakistani Cinema over his career. Here are just 68 reasons why... Shama Magazine and most Pakistani cinema followers and historians recognize Sultan...

Filmi Pop Art

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Pakistani Filmi Pop Art gets its first major airing in the international arena. For 36 years Shaikh Azhar Hassan has worked in Lahore on the fantastic and super-heroic images that pout, scowl and bewitch us from film billboards in glorious Technicolour. Specific...

Saima – Shama Q&A

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Shama Magazine's Question & Answer session with Saima. Saima - "the Perfect Advertisement for Pure Multani Ghee!" Saima has been around for quite a few years…in fact she was discovered when Sultan Rahi was still going strong. Yet it's has been...
Box Office and Juicy Gossip from the Tabloids, July 2000. Disclaimer: The following account has been culled from the Urdu Filmi Press including Shama, and Big Boss magazine and has nothing to do with any opinions of our own.A round up of what...

The Animals

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Some legendary, never to be forgotten characters of Indian and Pakistani cinema from those who are often not given enough credit. Some of Bollywood’s finest moments have involved appearances by our four-legged friends or even those of a slithery disposition and no legs at all.