Waheed Murad Was born on October 2nd , 1938. He died in November 1983. He was a Pakistani actor,producer and script writer.
He was the only child of Mr. And Mrs. Nisar Murad.
He studied in Marie Colaco Grammar school in Karachi. He received his Masters Degree in English literature from Karachi university.
He married Salma on September 17 1964. They had three children one died in infancy and the other two were daughter Aaliya and son Aadil.
His father was a film distributor, at an early age he was exposed to film producers,actors and directors, which probably enabled him to choose his career when he grew up.
He produced a few films, one of them was Armaan. He had the main role in this movie. Armaan was a box office hit,it made him a super star overnight, so much so that he was compared with Bollywood greats e.g. Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand to name a few.
At heart he was a devoted citizen of his country, early on he felt the tension between East and West Pakistan. His movie Armaan, meaning hope was produced by him, his aim was to somehow stop the the split between East and West Pakistan, although he was not successful, through this movie he managed to make a lasting impression on the minds of people both in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
He believed in the message of Iqbal which he used in some of his movies.
Mr. Shafique the facilitator of Iqbal studies online courses explained to his participants in the courses, the importance of Waheed Murad.
I personally admire the work of Mr.Shafique. Our latest title of our online course is, “Action”.
In my prompt yesterday, I chose my guests of whom I know more than others, one of them was Waheed Murad. One of my good friends Sonya wanted to know about him and the song in the movie, “Armaan”(Hope).
This song I thought was the highlight of the movie. This is for you Sonya, if you hadn’t asked me I wouldn’t have written this so enjoy!
The song lyrics is in Urdu, posted and translated by Ranu
When I see two people in love
I wonder if they’d have the same fate as me
will their passionate love fail
I also had the occasion of someones head on my shoulder,
I remember the song she sang,
That song was my lifelong earning
Now in my confused state of love
I’m looking hard for that song
Those of you looking for shade you’ll beat your head
against the wall
Like me you’ll also be called crazy in the city streets and lanes
I went out to look for happiness
I received only heartache and sighs!
The lyrics of this song is not the story of love as is normally defined, it is about two states that were united with love once but were split by misunderstanding and push from outside source. The end result they now have a more firm bond of spiritual love which is what Iqbal had defined. It makes the two parts a whole,we learned this from Iqbal Studies how the parts become whole.
Thank you Mr. Shafique for your hard work. I finally understand you ,Iqbal and Waheed Murad how a part becomes a whole.
Ranu online course participant.