Just as the teaching profession is valued in all religions and societies, so too is the profession of advocacy highly valued in human society. All over the world, wherever there is work in filmmaking, drama, filmmaking or theater, story events and characters derived from the society environment and society are made the key to their creations. Many memorable films have been made in Lollywood about the characters associated with this profession, some of which we will mention in this article.
First Lady of Pakistani Silver Screen Sabiha Khanum and the first superstar to be called “Sanotish Kumar” played special roles of Prosecutor and Sanitation Advocate respectively in the standard hit film “Sathi” made under the banner of Darpan Productions. ۔ And both of them played this role very well and with dignity. Agha Talesh appeared as a lawyer in the 1963 romantic song “Ishq Par Zor Nahi”. And in many real and lively ways, he was seen doing justice to his role. In the 1963 release, director Hassan Tariq’s social picture appeared in the film “Shokoh” in the form of Papa Alauddin the Great Lawyer. It was the character of a poor, caring person with a passion for human service. As the defense counsel of her client “Sabiha Khanum”, she argues in front of the court in such a victimized manner that the viewer cannot live without giving her the gift of formality.
In the shocking 1964 film “Shut Up” directed by Jamil Akhtar, the entire scene of the court scene is attributed solely to Muhammad Ali the Great, but the showbiz personality Tariq As it is the first film of the late Aziz, it is important to mention that in the court scene of this film, he was seen interrogating Muhammad Ali as a prosecutor. In court, the most beautiful artist of Pakistani cinema, Zeba, was seen performing her role as a prosecutor with full confidence and impressive lip service. Aslam Pervez stands in front of them as an accused. Prosecutor Zeba Begum’s frantic questions leave Aslam Pervez confused. Zeba Begum graced the role of a female lawyer.
Legendary artist Muhammad Ali appeared in the brilliant role of a lawyer in the standard film “Man and Man”, the memorable song of Shabab Kiranvi, the maker-director of the most Golden Jubilee films in the field of Urdu films. In the last scene of the film, Muhammad Ali and Zeba were seen as defense lawyers while veteran artist Talat Hussain was competing with them as lawyers.
Muhammad Ali, thanks to his handsome personality, lively voice, brilliant dialogue delivery and excellent expressions, made the judicial spell so memorable and ideal that even after 51 years have passed since the release of Man and Man, Muhammad Ali’s performance is remembered as one of the most standard and inspiring performances. However, Talat Hussain, despite being a novice, gave a solid performance in his role. In the 1971 release director SA Bukhari’s “Tears”, Masood Akhtar played the role of a prosecutor to prove the woman was a murderer. In fact, he had raped the same woman in the past, but after recognizing the woman, the prosecutor suddenly died of heart failure in the courtroom due to embarrassment. ۔
Representing the sacred profession of advocacy, this role was a reflection of the positive and negative character, which people have not forgotten even today in the context of their excellent performance. When actor Darpan made the film Azmat 1993 as a director, he portrayed his great-great-grandmother Nayyar Sultana as a female lawyer. Memorable court scenes of the film thanks to the brilliant characterization.
In Shamim Ara Productions’ “Bhool”, the most successful heroine of the silver screen and the most popular heroine of her time “Shabnam” played the role of a female lawyer. It was the role of a woman who is a champion of women’s rights. The interesting aspect of Shabnam’s character was that she became the prosecutor of a woman who claims to be the young man’s son. And she demands a partnership with her husband, but Shabnam fights her case with full dignity and honesty.
Shabnam played his role with great skill. Director Rehmat Ali made a great film in Punjabi on a very lively and strong script with the title “Dutofan”, in which Lala Sudhir showed his best artistic abilities by playing the role of an intelligent and astute lawyer. What The story was originally taken from the neighboring country’s film “Vishwanath” and “Dutofan” was a 1980 release. In 1981, the most successful Pakistani filmmaker at the box office, Pervez Malik, made the biggest and standard film of his career, “Qurbani”, in which the court scenes were of special importance, including Mona Lisa’s smiling “Diba Khanum”. “Shabnam was represented by the prosecution and Nadeem was represented by Afzal Ahmed.”
Diba played her role with patience and dignity. For this, they have less than a grandfather to give. Of course, the selection of Pervez Malik for this special role was a case of “one in a million”. On the other hand, Afzal Ahmed gave an angry performance in the “aggressive” role of a lawyer with a negative attitude. And deserved full acceptance.