ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (APP): Lok Virsa Mandwa Film Club would
organize screening of popular Sindhi film “Umar Marvi” on December
10 at Virsa Media Center.
According to a press release of the Lok Virsa, Sindhi folk tale,
Umar Marvi, produced by Syed Hussain Ali Shah Fazlani, directed by Shaikh Hassan and starring Fazlani himself, Nigat Sultana and Noor Muhammad Charlie.
Released on March 12, 1956, it was the first ever Sindhi
language feature film made in Pakistan.
The story of Marvi and Umar is a popular Sindhi folk tale, on
which the poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai based one of the “surs” of his
The film met with wide popular success after its release in
Suhail Hashmi and M. Iqbal received civil awards from the
President of Pakistan for their role, respectively, as director of
photography and art director.