Actor Santosh Kumar was very pure. Principally he used his eye brows to precise his feelings. His dialogue supply was additionally gentle. His authentic identify was Syed Musa Raza. These qualities made him a really pure selection for the movie producers to take him as romantic lead for his or her movies in 1950s and 1960s.

He had all of the qualities required to be a movie hero: nice seems, greater than common peak, command of Urdu and English, sharp wit, knowledge and praise-worthy etiquettes.

He grew to become a profitable actor very quickly. Since he was an informed particular person having handed first yr in commencement course with excessive grades from Usmania College, Hyderabad and belonged to a well-established Syed household, his movie performing, physique motion and dialogues supply confirmed his subtle calibre. His father’s identify was Syed Dawood Musa who was settled in Uttar Pardesh, British India. Musa Raza was born on December 25, 1925. Which means he was already a younger man of 27 years when Pakistan was created. Leaving research for his ardour for performing as he was a good-looking particular person, he had already made debut in Indian movie ‘Aahnsa” (1947) earlier than migrating to Pakistan. In Pakistan Syed Musa Raza with filmy identify Santosh Kumar appeared within the movie ‘Beli’, his debut movie in Pakistan in 1949.

Sadly the movie ‘Beli’ didn’t do properly at field workplace regardless of that it has introduced Sabiha Khanum within the image (her debut movie) who afterward grew to become hit heroine and later a profitable character actress of Pakistani movies. The film was produced and directed by Masud Parvez who additionally assisted W.Z. Ahmed as his particular assistantand later gave many profitable movies on his personal. So was the case with music composer Rasheed Attre. The movie was launched on the third February 1950. The wide-eyed actress Shahina,daughter of famend composer-actor Rafiq Ghaznavi,was forged reverse Santosh Kumar and the assist forged was M. Ismail, Shahnawaz and others. Nurjehan was nonetheless awaiting her movie debut in Pakistan and was not singing but for movies, so the songs of this movie have been rendered by Munawar Sultana, Pukhraj Pappo, Zahida Parveen and Ali Bukhsh Zahoor. The story was penned by Saadat Hassan Manto, the well-known story author.

As per obtainable info within the media, Santosh Kumar additionally appeared as a facet hero in his second film, ‘Meri Kahani’ which was launched in 1949 at Nishat cinema, Karachi. Munawwar Sultana and Surender performed the lead roles. This pair was Indian artists. In 1949, director Anwar Kamal Pasha, son of Hakeem Ahmed Shuja Pasha, established his movie studio specifically ‘Naubahar movies’. He began the capturing of the movie ‘Do Ansoo’ there. This movie was primarily based on Hakim Ahmad Shuja’s well-known novel ‘Baap Ka Gunah’. The film was launched in April 1950, in Jubilee cinema, Karachi. This was the primary silver jubilee movie of Pakistan. It’s Assistant director was Murtaza Jeelani, who had additionally co-ordinated with director Nazeer in his film, ‘Sacchai’ wherein Santosh carried out the function of ‘Aslam’ reverse two lead actresses, Sabiha and Gulshan Ara. Different performers have been Shamim Banu, Himaliya Wala, Shahnawaz, Ajmal, Fazal Shah, Azad, Alauddin, Ghazala and a brand new comer, comic, Asif Jah. The success of the movie ‘Do Ansoo’ was a supply of encouragement to the movie crew and gave anantiquated high quality to the efficiency of the complete movie crew. Each participant later flourished due to the movie’s reputation.

From right here onwards, Santosh Kumar was forged reverse nearly all new and established heroines of Pakistani display screen. In 1950, he was paired with Shammi within the movie of the identical identify. It was a Punjabi movie with Ajmal, Shola and Ghulam Muhammad is assist forged. The identical yr Santosh appeared reverse Shamim in one other Punjabi movie ‘Gabhroo’ together with Ajmal, Asif Jah, Allauddin and Anwar Kamal Pasha. The latter directed this movie. The author was his father Hakim Ahmad Shuja with music composer G. A. Chishti and lyrics have been penned by Baba Aalam Siyahposh. Subsequent movie was’Shammi’ (Punjabi) reverse actress Shammi, actors Ajmal, Shola and Ghulam Mohammad. Songs have been ‘Akhian Laa Kei, Mast Bana Kei’, ‘Aseen Teri Deed Bina Nahi Jeena’ by Inayat Hussain Bhatti, ‘Door Jaan Waaleya Tun Kithe Dil La Leya’ by Munawar Sultana and so forth. In 1951 Santosh appeared in Urdu movie ‘Akeli’ reverse Ragini with Neena, Nazar and Charlie and in ‘Chan Vey’ (Punjabi) reverse Nurjehan.

This movie’s music was excellent by Feroze Nizami. Nurjehan starred for the primary time on this movie after three years of creation of Pakistan. It was her first movie as heroine and singer in Pakistan and Santosh Kumar’s sixth movie. He all the time went for first rate characters.This movie did roaring enterprise due to songs similar to ‘Tere Mukhre Da Kala Kala Til Vei’ and ‘Chan Deya Toteya O Dilaan Deya Khoteya’.

In my e-book Melody Singers 1, I’ve talked about,’Rizvi didn’t need to be labeled with a Punjabi film to his credit score, so a film ‘Chan Vey’ was began in 1951 with Nurjehan as director. The second its songs have been recorded, the film was bought in all provinces. Music by Feroze Nizami was hit. The music ‘Chan Deya Toteya’ established Nurjehan’s mastery in rendering sharp Zamazams. Even in the present day any feminine singer, if would copy this music efficiently, is rated very excessive in her expertise. No person nevertheless has been capable of accomplish that mastery of Feroze Nizami-Nurjehan crew but. The opposite songs ‘Terey Lengthy Da Lashkara, Jadu Koi Pa Gaya, Terey Mukhrey Tey Kala Kala Til Wey (Feroze Nizami’s musical work is the essence of the inventive spirit, and important drive of the human coronary heart) and Changa Banayai Sanu Khidona’ have been additionally evergreen hits. Songwriter, Ustad Daman wrote the tragic lyrics of ‘Chan Manner.’ Theatrical launch was in Jubilee cinema, Karachi and Regent cinema, Lahore. It appears that evidently Feroze Nizami’s music and Nurjehan’s voice have been made for one another’. Santosh Kumar additionally was a beneficiary of the success of this movie.

In 1953, Santosh Kumar bagged six motion pictures. One movie was specifically ‘Ghulam’ with Sabiha Khanum, Shammi, Ragni. The following one was ‘Awaz’ with Gulshan, Majeed and Shahnawaz. The Punjabi movie ‘Shehri Babu’ was a hit. Santosh was forged with Swaran Lata, Nazar, Inayat Hussain Bhatti and Allauddin.Musical rating was given by Rasheed Attre. Inayat Hussain Bhatti’s music ‘Bhagan Waleyo Naam Japo Maula Nam’ a Sufi music by Waris Ludheyanvi grew to become an prompt hit and is even common in the present day after sixty six years of its creation.It was filmed on Inayat Hussain Bhatti. It was a debut movie of singer Zubeda Khanum and poet Waris Ludheyanvi. Zubeda’s music ‘Gallan Solar Kei Dei Naal Meriyan Dopatta Beimaan Ho Gaya’ was an prompt hit. Her unhappy music ‘Raataan Merian Bana Kei Rabba Hanerian’ is hummed even in the present day.

He grew to become a profitable actor very quickly. Since he was an informed particular person having handed first yr in commencement course with excessive grades from Usmania College, Hyderabad and belonged to a well-established Syed household, his performing, physique language and dialogue supply confirmed his subtle calibre

In 1953, the opposite Santosh Kumar motion pictures have been ‘Gulnar’ with Nurjehan and ‘Aghosh’ with Sabiha Khanum. For the previous movie’s music director Grasp Ghulam Haider I can quote from my upcoming e-book Melody Makers 1 ‘Once I was six years outdated, a Nurjehan starrer movie ‘Gulnaar’ was launched. It was in 1953. I used to take heed to her songs ‘Sakhi Ri Nahin Aaye Balamwa Mor’. It was a semi-classical quantity and Nurjehan’s voice was small and he or she took out essentially the most troublesome taans simply from her throat. I got here to know that Grasp Ghulam Haider was its music composer. He not solely gave music for this movie but additionally co-produced this movie with Nurjehan. It was after Hindi film ‘Khandaan’ that they’d paired up for this film. The opposite common Nurjehan music was ‘Lo Chal Diye Woh Hamko Tassalli Diye Baghair, Ik Chand Chhup Gaya Hai Ujala Kiye Baghair’. One other music that hit with music lovers was ‘Gila Hai Aasmaan Walay Hamay Teri Khudai Sei’ by singer Fazl-e-Hussain. Having stated that, I appreciated the music ‘Bachpan Ki Yaadgaaro Principal Tum Ko Dhoondeti Hun, Tume Bhi Mujhe Pukaro’, higher.Satirically he handed away simply three days after its launch at an early age of 45 on November 09, 1953. Depicting the primary quoted music’s lyrics he may have given cool mild of a moon by his music, had he lived on’.Whereas speaking of Santosh Kumar’s movies made in 1953, one other movie titled ‘Mehbooba’ have to be talked about with actress Shammi within the lead supported by Asha Posley and M. Ismail in assist forged. 1954 introduced a solo movie ‘Raat Ki Baat’ in Santosh Kumar’s lap. He acted reverse Sabiha Khanum and Gulshan Ara. Character actor Allauddin additionally acted on this movie.

The yr 1955 raised the demand for Santosh Kumar because it introduced 4 profitable motion pictures; ‘Qatil’ with Sabiha Khanum, Musarrat Nazir and Aslam Parvez, ‘Pattan’ reverse Musarrat Nazir and supported by Asha Posley, Nazar and Allauddin, ‘Nazrana’ reverse Ragini, Zeenat, Nazar and Azad and fourthly ‘Inteqam’ with Sabiha, Shaheena and M. Ismail. The latter grew to become hit due to the music ‘Tu Lakh Chale Ri Gori Thum Thum Kei’ crooned by Iqbal Bano, tuned by Grasp Inayat Hussain and filmed in a wonderful method by Sabiha Khanum as a psychic character.She offers warning to Shaheena to not tread slowly in the direction of her beloved as all she would get is betrayal in return. A music ‘Ulfat Ki Nai Manzil Ko Chala’ penned by Qateel Shifai and put to music by Grasp Inayat Hussain for the movie ‘Qatil’ grew to become immensely common. It was Anwar Kamal Pasha directed film. The success benefited Santosh Kumar additionally regardless of that these have been feminine dominated tales.

1956 was one other busy yr for Santosh Kumar with motion pictures ‘Hameeda’ (Urdu) with Sabiha Khanum, Ejaz Durrani, Shola, Zeenat, Nazir, ‘Lakht-e-Jiggar’ (Urdu) with Nurjehan, Yasmin and Habib, ‘Qismet’ (Urdu) with Musarrat Nazir, Yasmin, Majeed, ‘Intezaar’ (Urdu) with Nurjehan, Asha Posley, Rani Kiran, Majeed, ‘Sarfarosh’ (Urdu) with Sabiha Khanum, Naeem Hashmi, Meena Shorey, Asif Jah, Ghulam Mohammad and ‘Miss 56’ (Urdu) with Meena Shorey, Aslam Pervaiz and Shamim Ara.The movie ‘Lakht-e-Jiger’ was Baba Chishti’s Urdu movie for a change. The songs ‘Woh Khwaab Suhana Toot Geya’ and lullaby ‘Chanda Ki Nagari Sei Aa Jaa’ excelled of their recognition as they have been melodious numbers with lilting tunes.

The unforgettable music of hit film ‘Intezar’ that bagged Khwaja Khurshid Anwer President’s Award for greatest music and greatest story in 1957 had all hit songs. The film was directed by Masud Parvez. One music that’s value mentioning right here is ‘Jis Din Sey Piya Dil Ley Gayeye’ crooned by Nurjehan and is likely one of the greatest composed in Raag Mian Ki Todi. Santosh Kumar’s emotional performing and Nurjehan’s songs made this film an unforgettable one.

In 1957 Santosh Kumar’s movies have been Ishq-e Laila (Urdu) reverse Sabiha, Asha, Ajmal, Allauddin,’Waada’ (Urdu) with Sabiha, Laila, Anjum, Ilyas Kashmiri, ‘Sardaar’ (Urdu) with Sabiha, Asif Jah, Ilyas Kashmiri, Talish, ‘Saat Lakh’ (Urdu) with Sabiha, Nayyar Sultana, Asif Jah, Talish and ‘Baidari’ (Urdu) with Rattan Kumar, Ragini and Meena. The latter movie had an attractive motivational music for teenagers ‘Aao Bacho Sair Karaein Tum Ko Pakistan Ki’ filmed in a rail on Santosh Kumar as a trainer. Even in the present day it catches up within the social media on Pakistan and Independence Days. It was crooned by Salim Raza.

The movie ‘Saat Lakh; is remembered by a music filmed on Neelo as a mountain teenager ‘Aye Mausam Rangeele Suhane’ crooned by Zubeda Khanum. This movie was well-known poet, author and director Saif uddin Saif’s child.Two different songs; ‘Yaro Mujhe Mua’af Rakho’ fimed on Talish and rendered by Salim Raza and ‘Qarar Lootene Waley’ by Munir Hussain set to music in Raag Bhageshri are greatest numbers. In 1958 Santosh Kumar starred within the movies ‘Hasrat’ and ‘Mukhra’. The latter was a Punjabi hit movie. Each movies had Sabiha Khanum performing as heroine. The previous had Yousuf Khan, Ajmal, Zarif and Allauddin within the assist forged and the latter, Asha Posley and Nazar. With these movies Santosh Kumar’s rating of movies grew to become 30. In 1959 Santosh appeared with Sabiha Khanum within the movies ‘Muskurahat’, ‘Naaji’ (Punjabi) with Sabiha filming as a mad woman a music Mera Jivey Dhola’ admirably properly composed by Safdar, ‘Tere Baghair’ and ‘Naghma-e-Dil’.

Throughout the location capturing of the movie ‘Wa’ada’ (1956), Santosh and Sabiha had developed great understanding with one another. ‘Wa’ada’ was a romantic film by W. Z. Ahmad and music by Rasheed Attre. Two songs by Sharafat Ali ‘Jab Tere Sheher Sei Guzarta Hun’ and ‘Bar Bar Barsain Extra Nain’ (duet with Kausar Parveen) grew to become common. In actual life Sabiha and Santosh fell in love and determined to enter into a wedding contract. They’re blessed with a son named Syed Ahsan Raza.

Santosh Kumar’s first spouse, Jameela, was a extremely educated, enlightened and a practical woman and each Sabiha and Jameela misplaced no time in nurturing shut relationship with one another. After Santosh Kumar’s demise, Sabiha stayed for a couple of years in Pakistan however lives now in America gracefully together with her off-springs.

Santosh Kumar’s brother Darpan (Syed Ishrat Abbas) was a profitable hero additionally. Brother S. Suleman has been a profitable director with 1963 movie ‘Baji’ in his lap. He married dancer Zareen Panna who acquired Delight of Efficiency final yr. A brother Mansoor is a businessman.

Poet Waris Ludheyanvi received extra fame from hit Punjabi music ‘Dilla Thehar Ja, Yaar Da Nazara Lain Day”, which he wrote for the movie Mukhra (1958). It was essentially the most tremendous hit music ever sung by Munir Hussain and by Zubeda Khanum individually composed by Rasheed Attre.

A fan nagrewal1 observes within the media that this movie’s lead actor- lead actress couple, who have been husband and spouse in actual life, did this film once they have been on the peak of their recognition in Pakistan.

The author is the recipient of the distinguished Delight of Efficiency award. He may be reached at

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