Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Abdul Rashid Kardar

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     1'''Abdul Rashid Kardar (1904-89)''' 
     4Hindi-Urdu director born into Lahore’s landed 
     5gentry; affectionately known as ‘Miyanji’. 
     6Considered a promising painter and still 
     7photographer. Moved to Bombay (1922) to 
     8work at Kohinoor. Did poster-paintings at 
     9Sharda Studio. Acted in a few films but, unable 
     10to get directorial assignment, returned to 
     11Lahore. Joined B.R. Oberai’s Pioneer Prod. as 
     12actor. Started United Players Corp. (1928), 
     13which, with partners Kardar and Hakim 
     14Ramprashad, grew into Playart Phototone. 
     15Although an important event in the early 
     16history of Lahore cinema, Kardar made only 
     17one film there (Heer Ranjha). Moved to 
     18Calcutta (1933) and became top director for 
     19East India Film (1933-6); then to Bombay 
     20(Ranjit and National Studios). Bought CIRCO 
     21Studio to launch the Kardar Studios with 
     22Sharada. It closed in 1968 despite an allindustry 
     23rescue effort. Started Musical Pics 
     24(1950). Launched directors M. Sadiq (who later 
     25directed Guru Dutt in Chaudhvin Ka Chand, 
     261960) and S.U. Sunny. Made his best-known 
     27films in 1940, a series of psychodramas 
     28attempting to match the realism of Urdu 
     29literature (Pagal, Holi, Pooja). Then moved 
     30to portmanteau musicals featuring his regular 
     31composer Naushad, including comedy spoofs 
     32with Kishore Kumar (Baap Re Baap). 
     33Apparently Dastaan was based on the US film 
     34Enchantment (1948), Jadu on Raoul Walsh’s 
     35The Loves of Carmen (1927) and Baghi Sipahi 
     36on R.V. Lee’s Cardinal Richlieu (1935). His 
     37comeback with Dil Diya Dard Liya went 
     38wrong and Dilip Kumar ended up directing 
     39the movie credited to Kardar. 
     41FILMOGRAPHY''' (* also act/** act only): 
     421929: Husn Ka Daku*; Heer Ranjha**; 1930: 
     43Sarfarosh; Safdar Jung; Farebi Shahzada; 
     441931: Khooni Katar*; Awara Raqasa; Kismet 
     45ki Hera Pheri**; Farebi Daku (all St); 1932: 
     46Heer Ranjha; 1933: Aurat Ka Pyar; Abe 
     47Hayat**; 1934: Seeta**; Chandragupta; 
     48Sultana; 1935: 1936: Baghi Sipahi; 1937: 
     49Mandir; Milap; 1938: Baghban; 1939: 
     50Thokar; 1940: Holi; Pagal; Pooja; 1941: 
     51Swami; 1942: Nai Duniya; Sharada; 1943: 
     52Kanoon; Sanjog; 1944: Pehle Aap; 1945: 
     53Sanyasi; 1946: Shahjehan; 1947: Dard; 1949: 
     54Dillagi; Dulari; 1950: Dastaan; 1951: Jadu; 
     551952: Diwana; 1953: Dil-e-Nadaan; 1955: 
     56Baap Re Baap; Yasmin; 1958: Do Phool; 1966: 
     57Dil Diya Dard Liya; 1975: Mere Sartaj.