Syed Noor

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Syed Noor (full name Syed Ghulam Mohyuddin Noor) (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 credit some of Lollywood's biggest hits like Choorian, Jeeva and Deewane Tere Pyar Ke.

Noor is often credited 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 In recent years Noor has often faced criticism for his casting choices and his reliance on outdated technology.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 credit of bringing the first Avid machine to Pakistan, a software used for film editing. His latest Punjabi release Majajan 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.

Direction

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 of Qasam 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 editing 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, editing and the camera's capture are top nosh, he's finally got out of using cheap rusty old cameras.


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SHABBIR AHMED SIDDIQI ( Rawalpindi/ kotli azad kashmir,Pakistan) Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:17:16 AM (MDT - USA)
SIR I AM BIG FAN OF YOURS

muhammad salman khan ( swabi kpk,Pakistan) Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:59:56 AM (MDT - USA)
my name is muhammad salman khan.i am from kpk swabi district and i want to become an film director but my hobby is to watch movies and pick up the oops in movies but my father want to become an doctor so i promise you to make director and make the lollywood the best film industry in the world

saeed akhtar ( Richmond,United States) Friday, October 04, 2013 11:32:39 AM (MDT - USA)
Mr. Noor reading your comments regarding to ban Indian movies in Pakistan. I am shocked that you and the industry does not understand the basic problem of competition you think you had done a good job when there were no Indian movies shown in Pakistan?

Babar Ali ( Lahore,Pakistan) Saturday, June 29, 2013 9:51:32 PM (MDT - USA)
Syed Saab you should make the films on real life common issue.like Youngster's college / university life, relation issues etc

m.shahid ( bahawalpur,Pakistan) Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:59:26 AM (MDT - USA)
aoa respacted sir i want to work in flim industry sir i write so many love stories sir plz i want to met u plz give me tim it is mi cel number03322150924

m.shahid ( bahawalpur,United States) Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:52:48 AM (MDT - USA)
sir i want to worke pakistan flim industry sir i m master in economic i m hand sam .sir i write so many love stories plz give me a chance in any film

manan ( lahore,Pakistan) Monday, April 23, 2012 5:29:57 AM (MDT - USA)
i am join lolly wood but some people avoid me sir i am write stories and my hobby acting i love actin mera aik he khwab he me acting karo bs or kuch nahe

ASAD ANSARI ( lahore,Pakistan) Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:29:56 AM (MDT - USA)
sir plz contact me mujhe aap se kuch kehna hai 03005532552

naaaz ( bahawalpor,Pakistan) Friday, March 23, 2012 1:33:07 AM (MDT - USA)
agar kisi k paas kisi filam director la number hai too plzzzzz send me my number is 03413027484

M.DANISH ( HYDERABAD,Pakistan) Monday, March 19, 2012 2:25:32 PM (MDT - USA)
BHI SALAM MERAY PASS IK BHOHAT PYAARI FILM STORY HAI PLZ MUJHAY IK CHANCE DAIN SHAHID ALLAH HUMRI KOHISH KAMYAB KAR DAY .PLZ ISS REQUEST PER QHOR KI JIAY GA .MEIN APP K REPLY KA WAIT KAROON GA.SALAM NOOR BHI

Abdullah shafiq ( karachi,Pakistan) Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:21:27 PM (MDT - USA)
hi sir how r u sir mujay ap ka mail ya contect number chahea mujay ap say baat krni hay i m from karachi my name is Abdullah nd nick name is ferooz my yahoo mail ferooz_sonu145@yahoo.com plz sir bs eak bar mujsay baat krlay my contect is 03132750851 plz sir dont ignore my request Allah give more hapness

ferooz ( karachi,Pakistan) Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:59:30 PM (MDT - USA)
hi sir how r u sir mujay ap ka mail ya contect number chahea mujay ap say baat krni hay i m from karachi my name is Abdullah nd nick name is ferooz my yahoo mail ferooz_sonu145@yahoo.com

taimoor qamer ( lahore,Pakistan) Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:31:05 AM (MDT - USA)
sir g how r u meri khuahish hai k mai ap jesa director bano so sir plz muje apna asisstant bna lo mai already asisstant diractor ka kam kr raha ho sir g mere pass wohti lay kay jani a ke secual ka story idea hai plz contact me 03124811231 plz

babar jutt ( lahore,Pakistan) Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:17:42 AM (MDT - USA)
hello sir.............. i m babar jutt here plz giv me a chancee juz one chancee ap ko ak chancee dyy k too dyee plz plz plz plz sir my contcy numbr iz 03244747780 03324747780

farhan ali ( burewala,Pakistan) Saturday, August 13, 2011 11:13:22 AM (MDT - USA)
sir please mujay acting ka bohat shoq hay plz sir mujay ek chance day may ap ki umeedo par pura utru ga plz sir.give me one chance.my cell no is 03347271205

akhtar sherazi ( jeddah,Saudi arabia) Monday, June 20, 2011 9:46:27 PM (MDT - USA)
My name is Akhtar Sherazi and I am living outside Pakistan. I am the student of the Quran and made research on Quran almost for 45 years, after that I have published three books about the constitution of the Quran. Last year I published my third book titled "Jesus Warrior Apostle" which portrays the life of Jesus based on the Quran. I am interested in producing a English movie (with Arabic and Urdu translations) based on this subject, which details the life and struggle of Jesus and Maryum for the establishment of a society based on the Quran. I am seeking assistance in commencing this project, such as script writers and development of the plot for this movie. This movie will be produced in Pakistan. I would like to further discuss this project with you, if you are interested please send me your contact information. Akthar Sherazi M: 966-503356825

Asad rehman ( khushab,Pakistan) Tuesday, May 31, 2011 10:56:28 PM (MDT - USA)
sir mujh acting ka shaouq hai plz sir give me one chance My cell phone no 03005532552

Muhammad Rameez ( lahore,Pakistan) Friday, May 27, 2011 5:29:15 AM (MDT - USA)
main film main kam krna chahta hn sr plz

syed ghalib ali ( Islamabad (ISB),United States) Saturday, February 26, 2011 7:23:48 AM (MDT - USA)
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