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Directed byNazir Ahmed Khan
Produced bySwaran Lata
StarringSwaran Lata
Nazir Ahmed Khan
M. Ismael
Maya Devi
Baba Alam Siaposh
CinematographyRaza Mir
Music byGhulam Ahmed Chishti
Release date
  • 28 July 1949 (1949-07-28)

Pheray is a 1949 Pakistani Punjabi-language film directed by Nazir Ahmed Khan.[1][2] The story of the film was a remake of Nazir's own 1945 Indian film Gaon Ki Gori, that was released before partition. The music was given by Ghulam Ahmed Chishti and the lyrics were written by G. A. Chishti and Baba Alam Siaposh.[2]

The singers were Munawar Sultana and Inayat Hussain Bhatti. The film was released on 28 July 1949.

Pheray (1949 film) was a big musical hit and became Pakistan's first 'Silver Jubilee' film. It was screened in Lahore for 25 weeks at Palace Cinema and in Karachi for 5 weeks at the Taj Mahal Cinema.[3][4]


Film Pheray was almost an identical love story to the famous folk story of Heer Ranjha. Sawarn Lata loves Nazir but her brother Allauddin is against their relationship. He marries her off to a wealthy man M. Ismael. The Hindu wedding ritual of seven steps around the fire (Pheray) is taken by Sawarn Lata's best friend Zeenat, who is entirely hidden in a traditional wedding dress. Sawarn Lata moves to her new home but plays a sick woman to avoid any sexual relations with her husband. M. Ismael is getting tired of her sickness and finally finds out the real fact of her behavior. He decides to re-arrange the wedding ceremony, but not with him this time, but with his wife's lover - and that was a happy end of Pakistan's first super hit musical film.



  1. ^ a b c d "Pheray (1949 film)". Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d e Film cast of 'Pheray' (1949 film) on Cinestaan website Retrieved 31 July 2023
  3. ^ a b c d e "Pheray (1949 film)". Pakistan Film Magazine website. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Pheray (1949 film) - a film review (scroll down to read this title)". Hot Spot Online website. 26 May 2020. Archived from the original on 13 June 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2022.

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