Syed Noor (full name Syed Ghulam Mohyuddin Noor) (Punjabi, Urdu: سید نور) (born on February 21, 1951) is a Pakistani film director based in Lahore. He is considered as one of the best filmmaker of Pakistan and is famous for making issue-based films wrapped in entertainment. He has to his cr . some of Lollywood’s biggest hits like Choorian, Jeeva and Deewane Tere Pyar Ke.
Noor is often cr .ed for re-vitalizing the Lollywood industry during the mid-90s, a period during which he directed hits such as Jeeva,Chor Machaye Shor and Ghoongat. In recent years Noor has often faced criticism for his casting choices and his reliance on outdated technology. Noor countered his critics with his last flick Larki Panjaban where he used some of the best gadgets to make the film. He has the cr . of bringing the first Avid machine to Pakistan, a software used for film .ing. His latest Punjabi releaseMajajan is doing very well at the box office.
Noor, the 60 year old filmmaker suffered a paralysis stroke early on Dec 31, 2011 and was brought to Sheikh Zayad Hospital. According to doctors, he suffered with mild stroke and he is out of danger. However, the doctors suggested him to remain in hospital for some days.
Early life[ .]
Syed Noor achieved a bachelors degree in journalism from Dayal Singh College in Lahore. Syed Noor wasn’t going to wait for success, he went looking for it. As a freelance reporter he was ever where looking for that one break, which soon enough came in the form of Mr S. Suliman who having seen Syed Noor’s work picked him to be his assistant. This was the turning point for Noor sahib as this opened a lot of doors for him. As Syed was a talented writer he was asked to write some thing which was new, something which would make people see a different side of lollywood. Soon Syed Noor wrote a film called, Society Girl, the film was directed by none other than the famous actress Sangeeta,the film was a super hit at the box office. So far Syed Noor has written over 400 scripts and stories earning him numerous awards such as, The Nigar award and the National Award just to mention afew.
Personal life[ .]
Syed Noor lives in Lahore,Pakistan.On 20 April 1984 he married Rukhsana Noor, they have 4 children. Syed Noor was first romantically linked to the Pakistani actress, Saima in the late nineties. On 1 May 2007, Saima in a press conference said that she married Syed Noor in July 2005. and he is her husband
Syed Noor’s directorial debut was Qasam, released in 1992, at the time when the Pakistani FIlm Industry also known as Lollywood at its low point. Violent Punjabi blockbusters had taken over the Cinema of Pakistan. Syed Noor’s Qasam, came as a breath of fresh air and induced new life and energy into the ailing film industry.The phenomenal success ofQasam was followed by other hits like, Jeeva,Sargam,Sangam.Hawaein,Ghoonghat and Deewanay Tere Pyaar Kay. Syed Noor achieved new levels of success with his major blockbuster,Choorian,Larki Punjaban and the most recent Majajan, which is still playing in around Pakistan for years later.
Current projects[ .]
Currently,Syed Noor is working in partnership with a British producer,Afzal M.Khan, who has already financed and produced 2 successful films. Afzal M.Khan has bought out the former Shabab Studio, occupying some 12 acres-over 100 kanals. Afzal Khan and Syed Noor have established the very first film and theater academy in Pakistan by the name of Paragon Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA), with the hope to introduce creativity and an interest for film making and acting among the youth of Pakistan. Afzal Khan plans to develop and revive the former Shabab Studio to its former glory. The state of the art studio will have floors for shooting films and TV projects. The studio will have state of the art dubbing, music recording and .ing facilities.
Syed Noor is currently working on most awaited film of his lifetime called Price of Honour, a film based on Honour Killings in Pakistan. The film is completed and was supposed to be released on Eid-ul-Azha but was delayed as the condition of the country is in critical situation due to the floods. Another Syed Noor project called Wohti Le Kay Jani Aey, was released on Eid-ul-Fitr 2010, making 8 million rupees in just 2 days. The cinematography, .ing and the camera’s capture are top nosh, he’s finally got out of using cheap rusty old cameras.
|1993||Qasam||Urdu||Irum Hassan, Saleem Sheikh, Kaveeta, Nadeem Baig|
|1995||Jeeva||Urdu||Resham, Babar Ali, Javed Sheikh, Neeli|
|Sargam||Urdu||Zeba Bakhtiar, Adnan Sami, Nadeem|
|1996||Hawaien||Urdu||Reema Khan, Saud, Meera|
|Ghunghat||Urdu||Saima, Resham, Shaan, Andaleeb|
|Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman||Urdu||Jan Rambo, Meera, Laila, Andaleeb, Mohsin Khan|
|1997||Uqabon Ka Nasheman||Urdu||Reema Khan, Babar Ali, Jan Rambo, Javed Sheikh|
|Sangam||Urdu||Resham, Shaan, Sana Nawaz,|
|Raja Pakistani||Urdu||Nirma, Reema Khan, Babar Ali, Sahiba Afzal,|
|Deewane Tere Pyar Ke||Urdu||Reema Khan, Babar Ali, Sahiba Afzal,|
|1998||Muhafiz||Urdu||Saima, Nadeem Baig, Jana Malik, Sahiba Afzal,|
|Zewar||Urdu||Reema Khan, Babar Ali, Sahiba Afzal, Jan Rambo|
|Zor||Urdu||Saima, Moammar Rana, Jana Malik|
|Choorian||Punjabi||Saima, Moammar Rana, Nargis|
|Deewarain||Urdu||Saima, Reema Khan, Babar Ali,|
|Dupatta Jal Raha Hai||Urdu||Jan Rambo, Meera, Laila, Mohsin Khan|
|1999||Daku Rani||Urdu||Saima, Shaan, Moammar Rana,|
|2000||Mehndi Waley Hath||Punjabi||Saima, Shaan, Deeba,|
|Angaray||Urdu||Saima, Shaan, Deeba,|
|Jungle Queen||Urdu||Saima, Moammar Rana, Saira Khan, Jan Rambo,|
|Billi||Urdu||Saima, Noor, Sahiba Afzal,|
|Lakhon Main Aik||Urdu||Saima, Moammar Rana, Abid Ali,|
|Beti||Urdu||Saima, Babar Ali, Moammar Rana, Sana|
|2001||Daket||Urdu||Saima, Shaan, Moammar Rana, Resham|
|Chooriyan Nahin Hathkarian||Urdu||Saima, Moammar Rana, Arbaaz Khan|
|Uff Yeh Beewiyan||Urdu||Saima, Moammar Rana, Reema Khan|
|Sapne Apne Apne||Urdu||Saima, Moammar Rana, Saud|
|Baghi||Urdu||Saima, Shaan, Saud|
|2002||Sholay||Urdu||Saima, Shaan, Reema Khan|
|Behram Daku||Punjabi||Saima, Shaan, Babar Ali|
|Buddha Gujjar||Punjabi||Saima, Shaan, Resham|
|2003||Commando||Urdu||Saima, Shaan, Zara Sheikh|
|Larki Punjaban||Urdu||Saima, Shamyl Khan, Babar Ali|
|2004||Hum Aik Hain||Urdu||Saima, Shaan, Shamyl Khan|
|2006||Majajan||Punjabi||Saima, Shaan, Saud|
|2007||Jhoomer||Urdu||Saima, Moammar Rana, Aleena|
|2010||Wohti Lay Kar Jani Aye||Punjabi||Saima, Shaan, Mustafa Qureshi|
|2011||Aik Aur Ghazi||Punjabi||Saima, Heera Malik, Safqat Cheema|
|Jugni||Punjabi||Saima, Shaan, Moammar Rana|
|Dane Pay Dana||Punjabi||Saima, Moammar Rana, Haya Ali|
|Meri Shaadi Karao||Punjabi||Gurdeep Mehndi, Sakhawat Naz|
|2013||Ik Si Sher||Punjabi||Saima, Shaan Shahid|
|2013||Devar Bhabhi||Urdu||Saima Noor, Sami Khan, Saud, Sadia Khan|