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     1'''Dalsukh M. Pancholi (1906-59)''' 
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     3 
     4Hindi director. Exhibitor and Punjabi-Hindi 
     5producer born in Karachi. Studied 
     6scriptwriting and cinematography in New 
     7York. Inherited cinema network built by 
     8Rewashankar Pancholi during WW1. 
     9Expanded Empire Film Distributors (1922) 
     10into Empire Talkie Distributors (1931), 
     11established in Lahore and the largest importer 
     12of American films in Northern and Western 
     13India (approx 24 films annually). Exclusive 
     14contract with RKO gave them access to 
     15Photophone sound equipment. Made some 
     16documentaries, including footage on the 
     17Karachi Congress session (1931). Entered film 
     18production relatively late, but early 
     19productions in Punjabi (Gul-e-Bakavali, 1939, 
     20Yamla Jat, 1940) and Hindi (Khazanchi, 
     211941) were instrumental in bringing Lahore’s 
     22film industry into the national mainstream. 
     23Built his studio Pancholi Art Pics in Lahore 
     24with five floors but abandoned everything to 
     25migrate to Bombay following Partition (1946), 
     26apparently taking only the negative of his 
     27unfinished film, Patjhad (1948). For some 
     28years his team of film-makers (e.g. Gidwani 
     29and Ravindra Dave), actors (Ramola, 
     30Nurjehan, Smriti Biswas, Om Prakash, etc.) 
     31and composers (Ghulam Haider, O.P. 
     32Nayyar) were very influential in shaping a 
     33hybrid mass cultural film formula for a 
     34growing migrant working class in North India. 
     35Usually credited himself for his productions’ 
     36stories and scripts. 
     37''' 
     38FILMOGRAPHY:''' 1952: Aasmaan. 
     39 
     40[[Director]] 
     41 
     42[[Producer]]