Custom Search

Bandish: Pakistan's Superhit Movie

Posted on August 25, 2007
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Music, TV, Movies & Theatre
Total Views: 61342


Owais Mughal

""In May 2007, we had introduced Pakistan’s greatest blockbuster Movie called Aina. Today we are back with yet another superhit movie of Urdu cinema called bandish.

Bandish was released on November 1, 1980 and it was a co production between Pakistan and Indonesia. Besides completing a 81 consecutive week (platinum jubilee) screening in Pakistan, the movie did very good business in Indonesia too. Music of the movie was given by Robin Ghosh and following evergreen song from the movie became very famous. It is titled as sona na chandi and was sung by Akhlaq Ahmed.

The story of the movie revolves around 3 main characters which are: Nadeem, who is a Pakistani businessman with some real estate in Indonesia, Shabnam, who is an air stewardess and meets Nadeem in a flight from Karachi to Singapore and Diana Christina who is an island girl in Indonesia.

During the course of the movie, Nadeem is seen taking a leisurely cruise on his business trip to Indonesia. His boat suddenly catches fire and he fells down in water. Eventhough he survives the accident and reaches ashore on an island but due to trauma he suffers memory loss. On the island he meets Jotia (Diana Christina) who brings him home and takes care of him. Days pass by and Jotia starts learning Nadeem’s bhasha (language). Few scenes later the following song takes place where Nadeem is seen trying to correct Diana‘s Urdu grammar and pronunciation. The song is titled acha acha lage re and is sung by Nayyara Noor and A Nayyar.

some key information about the movie is here:

Director: Nazr-ul-Islam
Writer: Basheer Niaz
Music Director: Robin Ghosh
Song Writers: Saeed Gilani and Tasleem Fazli
Cameraman: Kamran Mirza
Producer: Ahmed Shamsi
Actors: , Nadeem, Shabnam, Diana Christina, Roy Martin, Talish, Alauddin and Talat Hussain

Following is another famous song from Bandish. It is titled tujhe dil se and is sung by Mehnaz.

Bandish won 6 Nigar Awards in 1981 which are the most prestigious movie awards in Pakistan. These awards were given to Bandish in following categories:

Best Supporting Actor: Alauddin
Best Song Writer: Tasleem Fazli
Best Cameraman: Kamran Mirza
Best Female Singer: Mehnaz
Best Male Singer: Akhlaq Ahmed
Best Editor: K.D. Mirza

Following song is titled do pyase dil eik and is sung by Mehdi Hassan and Mehnaz

Following are a couple of historic photos of Bandish. First photo is a movie scene with Shabnam and Nadeem and the second photo is a poster in sepia with cinemascope aspect ratio of Shabnam, Nadeem and Diana.


Reference: Pakistan ki 100 shahkar filmen by Yasin Gorija

ATP’s Other Movie Posts:
(1) Khuda ke liye,
(2) Aina, and
(3) Lollywood Billboard Art

Sports Commish. Podziba Welcomes The 80th Annual New York Daily News Golden Gloves To The Big Apple

The Culvert Chronicles April 19, 2007 | Anonymous New York City Sports Commissioner Kenneth J. Podziba welcomes the New York Daily News Golden Gloves, the oldest and largest amateur boxing tournament in the world, to the Theater at Madison Square Garden. This year marks the 80th year that this famed tournament has been in existence. The finals are a culmination of the preliminary matches that have been contested throughout New York City since January.

“When the New York Daily News established the first Golden Gloves competition in 1927, they created a boxing legacy that has produced some of the greatest fighters in the sport’s history,” said Commissioner Podziba. “This tournament has carved out a special place for itself in our City as legendary boxers such as Muhammad AIi and “Sugar” Ray Robinson have etched their names into New York City boxing lore throughout the years. We are delighted to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the tournament and look forward to its continued presence in the Big Apple.” Numerous boxing greats have used the Golden Gloves as a stepping stone to propel their illustrious careers. “Sugar” Ray Robinson won the New York City Golden Gloves Championships in 1940 and Muhammad AIi made his Golden Gloves debut as Cassius clay in the New York-Chicago Golden Gloves Championships in 1959. Other notable boxers who have claimed Golden Gloves victories in the Big Apple include: Floyd Patterson Sr., Gerry Cooney, Juan LaPorte, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Carl “The Truth” Williams, Riddick Bowe. Kevin Kelley and Mike Tyson. However, not all of the great boxers in history have had success at the Golden Gloves-Rocky Marciano’s only career loss took place as an amateur in the 1948 Golden Gloves. here new york dailys

Regional Golden Gloves are held in cities throughout the United States and the winners from each regional tournament compete in the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions on a national level. Winners from the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions national competition include Oscar de la Hoya, Joe Frazier, Evander Holyfield, and George Foreman.

“More than 80,000 boxers from every neighborhood in New York and as far away as Australia have climbed through the ropes for a chance to box in Madison Square Garden for a pair of Golden Gloves,” said Brian Adams. Director of the Golden Gloves. “Some, including the incomparable Sugar Ray Robinson. Floyd Patterson. Emile Griffith, Mark Breland, Jose Torres. Riddick Bowe and Michael Bennett have gone on to win world titles. Thousands of others went on to become police officers, firefighters, teachers, executives, doctors and lawyers. The best and the brightest in every walk of life.” Paul Gallico, former sports editor of the New York Daily News, created the Golden Gloves in New York City in 1927 during a time when television was non-existent and various sports were attempting to brand their identities. The tournament was created to help fill the space between the end of college football and the beginning of Major League Baseball’s spring training. During the first half of the 20th century, boxing was the largest spectator sport in the country and the first Golden Gloves finals attracted 21,000 spectators to the original Madison Square Garden. new york dailys

Women began competing in the Golden Gloves in 1995. Several of the women who first boxed in the Golden Gloves have gone on to win many local, national, and world amateur titles. In fact, several women including three-time Golden Gloves champions Melissa Salome and Alicia Ashley, have gone on to win professional championships.

Proceeds from Golden Gloves events will be donated to help fund youth programs in host site neighborhoods.

Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office or through Ticketmastcr cither by calling (212) 307-7171 or by visiting

Schedule Of Fights * April 19 (First match begins at 7:30 PM) 132 lbs. – Open Division: Brian O’Connor vs. Sadam AIi 152 lbs. – Open Division: Ronney Vargas vs. Ashante Hendrickson 189 lbs.+ – Women: Shanell Mathes vs. Sonya Lamonakis 178 lbs. – Novice Division: Jay Rodriguez vs. Edward Kennedy 125 lbs.- Novice Division: Joseph Arroyo vs. Chazz McDowell * April 20 (First match begins at 7:30 PM) 132 lbs. – Novice Division: Vasily Zherebnenko vs. Mathew Apolinaris 141 lbs. – Open Division: Joseph Llovet vs. Andre Henry 165 lbs. – Open Division: Phillip Jackson-Benson vs. Danny Jacobs (Jacobs is ranked #1 in the country) 176 lbs. – Women Division: Kathryn Hutchins vs. Naralie Pacheco 152 lbs. -Novice Division: Glewdin Ortiz vs. Steven Martinez 201 lbs.+ – Open Division: Adam Kownacki vs. Nagly Aguliera Anonymous

23 comments posted

Comment Pages: [3] 2 1 » Show All

  1. Owais Mughal says:
    September 28th, 2010 3:46 pm

    MK, if you find these on DVD and let us know too. Many are looking for these two movies on DVD.

  2. MK says:
    September 27th, 2010 3:38 pm

    I am trying to get my hands on these two movies as well (Bandish and Aina) as I would like to watch with my family, I would purchase either or VHS or DVD any suggestions?

  3. May 5th, 2010 4:15 pm

    i like bandish when i sow in 80s and aina they were very good moves i am looking for the songs of it

  4. Arif Bhatti says:
    March 8th, 2010 3:55 pm

    Assalam Alaikum Warhamtullah Wabarakattuhu:

    Dear sir or madam:

    My name is Arif and i reside in New York City. I was going through this site and i must say this is very pleasurable and exquisite site. It has alot of memoirs about the movie that i have seen aina when i was a young boy. I haven’t seen the bandish but i know the story and theme. Sir i would like to request you if you have the song lyric word by word in the movie aina and the movie bandish sung by Aklaq Ahmed sona aur chandi because i am having the difficult time in locating it. If you don’t have it you can make a web site for it, i will really appreciate. The other song lyric is the movie Heer Ranjah and it sung by madame Noor Jehan and the singer Ahmad and Ali. Please read it over very meticulously and get back to me. Thanks and i pray for your wonderful work and accomplishment in the project and in near future.

    Allah Hafiz

    Your brother Arif

  5. Anila Yasmin says:
    December 27th, 2009 9:13 am

    It was really a wonderful film. i still remember all lovely songs. I dont not why such movies are not being made/produced these days???

  6. Sohaib Mirza says:
    August 25th, 2008 9:22 pm

    Bandish is not the copy of Indian movie. Infact, India copied it. Do you recall the story of indian movie “Hina”? Does it strike chord?

    If you are thinking what I am thinking Hina is the copy of “Bandish”. In Hina, rishi kapoor was a rich man and was getting married to some girl. On his way home, he has an accident and got saved by a “pahari” family. He looses his memory and you can tell how the rest of the film was like.

    The copy was not verbatim but the main idea was definitely copied ie guy engaged/married to a woman has accident, loses memory, saved by “tribal” people, has affair with the local girl etc.

  7. Azam says:
    June 26th, 2008 6:03 am

    such a wonderful film, my date of birth is 1982 but today i saw that movie it very good all the songs are very meaning ful i love that movie guys and gals there is also a hit movie AINA starring Shabnam and nadeem it also very great movie. thanks

    Love you all.

Comment Pages: [3] 2 1 » Show All

Have Your Say (Bol, magar piyar say)

Please respect the ATP Comment Policy.

Keep comments on topic; no personal attacks; don't submit indecent, inflammatory, slanderous, uncivil or irrelevant comments; flamers and trolls are not welcome; inappropriate comments will be removed or edited.

If you won't say it to someone's face, then don't say it here!

Readers who want to use a URL should please use the TINY URL program.

Thanks, and keep the comments coming!