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<i>Armaan</i>: Pakistan's Super Hit Movie

Posted on September 7, 2008
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This post has videos of three very famous songs from ‘armaan’

gham-e-rozgaar (work) took me to Canada last week. On a dark and rainy night, I found myself driving on Trans Canadian Highway 1 in Vancouver area. Rain was pouring by bucket loads and windshield vipers were working over time. I was bored and scanning FM spectrum for a good song on car radio. There were English, French, Chinese and many more of the same channels. Suddenly at FM frequency 93.1, I heard a voice in Urdu announcing a song from Pakistani movie ‘armaan’. The song was titled ‘jab pyar mein do dil.’ You could imagine my joy over this surprise find. I immediately pressed set on the radio and started singing aloud with (late) Ahmed Rushdi‘s voice. This song never felt so good to me before as it did on that dark night in Canada. lijiye, aap bhi suniyay (lets listen)

Many of our readers may already know that above song is from Pakistan’s movie ‘armaan’.


armaan was released on March 18, 1966. Movie’s Producer and Hero was Waheed Murad. Its Director was Parvaiz Malik and music was given by Sohail Rana. It is said that in 1966-67 every ‘bacha bacha’ on the streets of Pakistan used to sing the most famous song of this movie called ‘akele na jaana’.

The song ‘akele na jaana’ was at first recorded by Sohail Rana for another movie with the same title as ‘akele na jaana’ but that movie got delayed. In the mean time Waheed Murad was making the movie ‘armaan’ and for a similar situation in the movie, the song got used in ‘armaan’ instead of ‘akele na jaana’.

I have even read in a book that just because of this one song, the movie ‘armaan’ completed its platinum jubilee (i.e. 75 consecutive weeks of screening). It was Pakistan’s first Platinum Jubilee movie. It is also said that despite an unusually extreme rainy season the movie continued to go ‘house full’ in Karachi circuit.

The song ‘akele na jaana’ is sung by Ahmed Rushdie and Mala.

akele na jaana

The movie ‘armaan’ was a complete comedy before the interval and a complete tragedy after the interval but director’s grip on the story never slipped. It is said that in the production of armaan‘s songs Waheed Murad gave a new style of acting and that is why people have not forgotten about this movie 42 years down the road now.

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I don’t have to write much about this song. I am sure most of our readers are already familiar with it as well as it has been covered at ATP here.

‘armaan’ was declared the best movie of the year 1966. It got a total of 6 nigaar awards which were as follows:

(i) The Best film for 1966
(ii) Best Director: Pervaiz Malik
(iii) Best Actress: Zeba
(iv) Best Comedy Actor: Nirala
(v) Best Musician: Sohail Rana, and
(vi) Best Singer: Ahmed Rushdie

The Cast of the Movie was as follows:

Waheed Murad, Zeba, Tarranum, Nirala, Rozina, M Zahoor, Agha Suroor and Babbu

ATP’s Other Related Posts:

1. Bandish: Pakistan’s Super Hit Movie
2. Aina: Pakistan’s Greatest Blockbuster Movie
3. Khuda ke liye
4. Lollywood Billboard Art
5. Movie: Ramchand Pakistani
6. kaanch: A tele movie from Pakistan
7. Ahmed Rushdie, Waheed Murand and Ko Ko Korina
8. Waheed Murad: Pakistan’s First Heart throb Hero?
9. Sohail Rana: Musical Maestro

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The People (London, England) November 13, 2011 | Nick Dorman ; Jack McKay PAINTING half a picture was never going to work for Lewisa Jordan as she tried her luck with online dating.

She simply had to tell would-be boyfriends her features were: “Brown hair, blue eyes, no legs!” Lewisa, 30, was born with a deformed lower body because of a one-in-a-million condition and learned to walk on her hands.

Yet the courageous youngster did better than most – to become a prize-winning horse rider and Cambridge University graduate.

Now, of all her achievements she rates the best as giving birth to her beloved son Ed after meeting and marrying the man of her dreams Graham Jordan, 32.

And it all started with that brave text message when she was 21.

Talking about it for the first time exclusively to The People, Lewisa said: “I was back at my parents’ house for the summer holidays from uni and I was really bored.

“I thought I would try a text chatroom for a laugh, just something to pass the time.” She put her profile on an online forum operated by BT, recalling. “I did it casually, not expecting anything, but soon I got a reply from Graham saying hello.

“He was really friendly and we sent a few texts back and forth.

Lovely “When he asked me what I looked like I wrote ‘brown hair, blue eyes, no legs!’ He wrote back, ‘does that mean you’re short, then?’ “After that we started speaking on the phone and just clicked straight away.

“He was just my type, funny, easy-going and intelligent but because he lived in Glasgow and I was in Lincolnshire I didn’t think anything would come of it.

“Looking back, it was madness but after a few texts and three or four phone calls I invited him to stay with me in Cambridge.

“I even went to pick him up at the airport in my car, which is specially adapted so I can drive. Graham knew what I looked like before he arrived because we had swapped photographs. We fell in love really early in our relationship.

“Even when we had talked on the phone there was an undeniable spark. My legs have never been an issue. He loves me for who I am.” Lewisa had made sure she told Graham about her disability at the first opportunity but he fell for her quick wit and warm personality.

She said: “He knew I had no legs and he told me it didn’t matter to him what I looked like.

“When he saw me he didn’t act any differently. He’s the kind of guy that’s so chilled out he’s practically horizontal, as they say.

“Graham is such an easy going kind of guy and when he told me my condition wouldn’t be an issue for him I believed him. He put me at ease straight away.

“He stayed for the weekend then he just kept visiting.” When she finished her teaching degree, financial worker Graham moved to Cambridgeshire and the couple set up home. She said: “He learned pretty quickly how to assemble my chair.” After three years living together they were married in 2005. website highlights for brown hair

It was their dream to start a family but they were afraid it might be dangerous for her.

Lewisa said: “We looked at fostering but came up against a social worker who couldn’t see past my disability and made it difficult.

“In the end we saw a fertility specialist who told us to try for a baby.” Lewisa became pregnant in 2007.

She said: “I was quite excited but scared as well. We didn’t really know what was going to happen and it was a bit of an experiment. None of the doctors could give me much advice because they just didn’t know.” When Lewisa was born her parents gave her up for adoption because they couldn’t cope with her disability caused by the rare condition sacral agenesis.

She said: “They were told I would be a constant burden and I’d never have any kind of life.

“When I was fostered the couple who became my foster parents were even told I would not be able to read or write. “My condition was so uncommon the doctors didn’t understand all the implications.” As a baby Lewisa’s legs were badly deformed and at the age of four it was decided they should be amputated.

She owes a lot to the love and support of foster parents Daisy and John Freshney.

Lewisa said: “I was with them virtually from birth. As far as I am concerned they are my mother and father. I was encouraged to see myself as the same as everyone else.” She enjoyed a fully active childhood in Boston, Lincs, with Guide camps and riding lessons.

At 18 Lewisa was representing the UK in international dressage contests for people with disabilities.

“I was always accepted as a child,” she recalled. “The other kids saw I had no legs but it wasn’t an issue.

“I wasn’t bullied. I went on the climbing frame with the others and if I got stuck they just give me a tug.” Lewisa did so well in school she went on to Cambridge for a BA in Education and achieved her goal of becoming a primary school teacher.

But the prospect of being a mum was the greatest challenge yet.

She said: “I was scared but when you are pregnant you can’t decide you can’t go through with it. As I got bigger I could do less and less and had to just lie down for most of the day.

“During the last couple of months I was really tired and Graham was so sweet. He came home from work to make me lunch.

“I spent my day either in bed or on the sofa watching films because I couldn’t move.

“My belly was too heavy for comfort and I was exhausted.” Harder Ed was delivered by Caesarean a month before he was due in 2008.

Lewisa said: “It was easy. I woke up and the hard part had been done.” Taking the newborn baby home posed more problems for the mum who had to look after her little one from her wheelchair.

She said: “In the morning I had to strap him to me before edging down the stairs very slowly.

“I was always scared I was going to fall forward with him.

“He was a good baby, though, and didn’t cry a lot. But when he learned to walk he became harder to control. We stick to a routine. He has to hold on to my wheelchair when we go out. He will be cheeky and run off but luckily I can move faster than him.” Now a bright three-year-old and looking forward to going to school, Ed towers over his mum.

Graham said: “Lewisa is the love of my life. I don’t see her disability in any way. I never have. It was never an issue for me. She is my soulmate.” Having grown up in a loving family, it is important for Lewisa that Ed has all the joys she had.

She said: “We have one healthy baby I’ve always been of the mind that if someone says I can’t do it, I am more likely to do it.

“Because of the way I was born I have always been very determined.” nick.dorman@people.co.uk Nick Dorman ; Jack McKay

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  1. November 24th, 2013 10:36 am

    ko ko rina song downlod vedio flim arman

  2. Umair says:
    June 19th, 2010 5:42 pm

    Do not forget this fact that if Ahmed Rushdi had not been available to Sohail Rana, Rana would never able to get that much hit songs in one single movie because Rana’s compositions were not easy to sing and it was nearly impossible for other singers to do justice.It was Ahmed Rushdi who made this possible.

  3. November 22nd, 2009 4:18 am

    Don’t forget the writers: Waheed Murad wrote the story as well as producing and acting, Pervez Malik wrote screenplay as well as directing and Masroor Anwar wrote lyrics and dialogue.

  4. Shumaila says:
    September 11th, 2008 10:30 pm

    Both Waheed and Zeba look absolutely stunning.

    They can be compared with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie :)

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