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دورِ جنون
Written byAnwar Maqsood[1]
Directed byMohammad Nisar Hussain
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
ProducerMohammad Nisar Hussain
Original release
Release1983 (1983)

Dour-e-Junoon (Urdu: دورِ جنون, lit.'Period of Madness') is a 1983 Pakistani television long play written by Anwar Maqsood and it was produced and directed by Mohammad Nisar Hussain.[2][3]


The story is about Zainab and Sami, an old couple who live together in their house.[4] They have four young sons who have moved abroad and don't contacts them. Zainab is the only person who understands her husband's pain but later he falls ill due to the sadness and depression and she contacts a kind lady, Rehana, a doctor who helps them. Rehana cheers Zainab and tries to help her and her husband.[5]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Name Result Ref.
1984 PTV Awards Best Actress Navid Shahzad Nominated [7]


  1. ^ "The life and times of Anwar Maqsood". The News International. November 10, 2023.
  2. ^ Pakistan & Gulf Economist Volume 11, Issues 14-26. Economist Publications. p. 41.
  3. ^ "Chit Chat: Meet Anwar Maqsood". Dawn Newspaper. December 22, 2023.
  4. ^ Accessions List, South Asia - Volume 6. Library of Congress Office, New Delhi. p. 368.
  5. ^ South and Southeast Asia Video Archive Holdings, Issue 5. University of Wisconsin--Madison. p. 60.
  6. ^ ""People have ceased to think" – Navid Shahzad". Newline Magazine. September 8, 2023.
  7. ^ "Khalida Riyasat: Every woman needs the security of a man". The Herald Dawn. 4 July 2021. Archived from the original on 29 April 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2021.

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