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Sultan Rahi - An Action Legend Film Star
ultan Rahi belonged to an Urdu speaking family migrated from Muzaffar Nagar, District Bijnore, UP (Utter Pardesh) India after prepartition and settled in Rawalpindi. Before joining films he acted in a stage drama named Nadir Shah Durrani in 1955. He was born in 1938 and killed by an unknown killer on January 9, 1996. Sultan Rahi was a legendry action film hero and The Sultan (The King), who ruled Pakistani films in two decades from 1975-1995. He appeared in more than 700 movies and was the most successful film hero on box office ever. He began as an extra actor in 1956 from film Baghi but struggled many years. In the late 60's he got some significant roles as supporting, villain and character actor. 1972 was a turning point in his film career, when three of his main films celebrated diamond jubilees. In 1975 he appeared in a very violent but super hit film and became an icon of action hero. In 1979 film Moula Jatt created all time business records and Sultan Rahi was in the title role. He dominated film industry until his tragic murder on January 9, 1996.

Sultan Rahi's Blockbuster Films:

Moula Jatt was released on February 11, 1979. This mega hit film completed 130 weeks at Shabistan Cinema and 26 weeks at Odeon Cinema Lahore and combined 310 weeks Moula Jattin its first run. This film also completed Solo Golden Jubilees in Faislabad, Rawalpindi and Multan and solo silver jubilees in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gujrat. During it's second run Moula Jatt completed combined Diamond Jubilee at Metropole cinema (30 weeks) and Capital cinema (34 weeks) Lahore. At second run it was released at 27 cinemas and completed Silver Jubilee in first week and Golden Jubilee in Second week at Lahore - an Moula Jatt in Karachiunique record! It was the first ever Diamond Jubilee at Qaiser and Godian Cinema Karachi in second run. This film was prepared in just Rs. 600,000 and gained a profit of more than Rs. 60,000,000. Still average business of Moula Jatt is all time record in Pakistan.

Sher Khan was released on Eid-ul-Fittar, August 2, 1981. This film completed 172 weeks at Naghma Cinema (another weeks record on a single cinema!) and 35 weeks at Mehfil cinema Lahore and combined 444 weeks in its first run, which is an all time record for any Pakistani film for the heighst numbre of weeks. Sher Khan also completed Solo Golden Jubilee in Rawalpindi and solo silver jubilees in Gujranwala, Multan, Sialkot, and Faislabad. During the second run Sher Khan completed Diamond Jubilee in Karachi and Golden Jubilee in Lahore. This is also a single film that completed Silver Jubilees in Lahore and Hydrabad at its third run.

Sala Sahib was also released on August 2, 1981 and completed 130 weeks at Metropole cinema Lahore and combined 318 weeks in Lahore. This film had also celebrated solo Silver jubilee at Gujranwala, Faislabad, Multan and Rawalpindi. That was a golden jubilee film in Karachi as well and had great golden jubilee in second run in Lahore and silver jubilee in its 3rd run in Sialkot.

Chan Veryam was third big film released on the Eid-day, August 2, 1981 - what a day for Pakistani films!! This film completed continuously more than 53 weeks at Gulistan Cinema and 27 weeks at Naz cinema Lahore and combined 205 weeks. This film had also celebrated solo golden jubilee (50 Weeks) at Gujranwala and solo silver jubilee in Multan and Rawalpindi.

Sulatan Rahi Appeared with more than 60 heroines. Sultan Rahi appeared with Anjuman in 129 films, Aasia 79 films, Saima 65 films, Mumtaz 57 films, Gori 33 films and Najma 30 films. At the same time Sultan Rahi was popular hero of two real sisters Anjuman and Gori. He also performed as hero with two other real sisters Sangeeta and Kaveeta.

Sultan Rahi appeared in numbers of films with Bahar 300 Plus, Ilyas Kashmiri 280, Humayun Qureshi 255, Mustafa Qureshi 222, Afzal Ahmed 158, Rangila, 136, Iqbal Hassan 128, Ghulam Mohayydin 88 and Yousaf Khan 63.

Sultan Rahi's director's
Total directors: 228
with Masood Butt: 36 with 26 titles
with Younas Malik: 31 with 25 titles
with Iqbal Kashmiri: 33
with Hasan Askari: 26
with Altaf Hussain: 26
# 129 directors cast Sultan Rahi in Title Rolls.
# 115 directors cast Sultan Rahi in their very first films.
# 60 directors cast Sultan Rahi as title rolls in their very first films.
# No any film of Sultan Rahi was failed with director Younas Malik out of 18 consecutive successful films.

Sultan Rahi's writer's
Total writers: 235
# with Nasir Adeeb 200 Plus (titles 153), with Mustafa Kemal Pasha 66 Plus (titles 51) and with Bashir Niaz 50 Plus

Sultan Rahi's Musician's
# with musician Wajahat Atrey: 200 Plus and with musician M. Ashraf: 100 Plus

Sultan Rahi's Singer's
Sultan Rahi was a complete action hero, but almost two dozen songs were picturized on him. 90% songs were sung by Masood Rana, who was a dominating male singer in Punjabi film history. Other singers sung for him were Mehdi Hassan, Akhlaq Ahmad, Rajab Ali, Shoukat Ali, A. Nayyar, Inayat Hussain Bhatti and of course him self - he sung a song in film Sadhu aur Sheitan and song was "Behna, Bhayya ki pyari Behna, yehi dua hai Susral mein ja ke sada khushi tum rehna..." (music Kemal Ahmad).

ultan Rahi's some other record's
# Sultan RahiDuring the year 1989, Sultan Rahis 35 films were released with 26 titles.
# Sultan Rahis super hit films Majhoo and Zindagi were completed in just 16 days and Sher Khan was completed within 21 days.
# Sultan Rahis 90 films with 55 title rolls were released on Eid-ul-Fittar occasions and 66 films with 39 title rolls were released on Eid-ul-Azha occasions.
# According to flm director of film Basheera Mr. Aslam Dar: "I wanted to cast SAWAN as title role but he had demanded 70 thousands rupees. But after his refusal and demand for a lot of money I had cast to Sultan Rahi as Basheera just for rupees 7 thousands..." After the success of Basheera, Sultan Rahi became Supustar with more than 70 thousands ruppes per film charges and SAWAN became going down as villain and supporting rols.
# During 11 years (1986 to 1996 ) the quantity of his released films is 304, that is tremendous record. During three years (1989 to 1991) the quantity of his released films is 101. During the following years the quantity of his released films is more than 20 per year.
1976: 26 Films, 1979: 32 Films, 1981: 31 Films, 1983: 21 Films, 1984: 28 Films, 1986: 32 Films, 1 987: 21 Films, 1988: 23 Films, 1989: 35 Films, 1990: 34 Films, 1991: 32 Films, 1992: 31 Films, 1993: 26 Films, 1994: 25 Films, 1995: 21 Films,1996: 24 Films.

Sultan Rahi's Diamond Jubilee films (2Cool
As villain (1 film):
1972 (1): Khan Chacha
As hero (27 films):
1972 (2): Sultan, Bashira
1974 (1): Sidha Rasta
1975 (2): Wehshi Jatt, Shareef Badmash
1976 (1): Toofan
1977 (1): Jeera sain
1979 (3): Goga Sher, Wehshi Gujjar, Moula Jatt
1981 (4): Athra Puttar, Sher Khan, Sala Sahib, Chan Veryam
1983 (4): Raka, Lawaris, Dara Baloch, Rustam Khan
1984 (2): Kalia, Sholay
1986 (2): Akhri Jang, Malanga
1988 (1): Mola Bakhsh
1991 (1): Kaley Chore
1992 (1): Majhoo
1994 (1): Bala Pere Da
1996 (1): Sakhi badsha

Sultan Rahi's Platinum Jubilee Films (54)
As hero (49 films):
1975 (1): Dada
1976 (1): Jagga Gujjar
1977 (2): Lahori Badsha, and Qanoon
1978 (1): Ranga Daku
1979 (1): Jatt Soorma
1980 (2): Behram Daku and Boycot
1981 (6): Anokha Daaj, Sher Maidan Da, Miley Ga Zulm Da Badla, Jeedar, Jatt in London and Veryaam
1982 (3): Do Bigha Zameen, Muftber, Rustam
1983 (3): Murad Khan, Shan, Baghi Sher
1984 (2): Qatil Hasina and Jabar Khan
1985 (3): Qismat, Ajab Khan and Jagga
1986 (2): Qaidi and Qeemat
1987 (5): Sangal, Allah Rakha, Dulari, Badal and Nache Nagan
1988 (3): Mafroor, Hasina 420 and Roti
1989 (9): Hakumat, Super Girl, Kalka, Balawal, Sultana, Dakait, Rangiley Jasoos, Mujram, and Khuda Bux
1990 (2): Siren and Sher Dil
1991 (3): Chiraghbali, Badmash Thug and Qatil Qaidi
As Supporting actor (5 films):
1970 (2): Anwara and Dunia Matlab di
1971 (1): Dil aur Dunia
1973 (1): Banarsi Thag
1974 (1): Dillagi

Sultan Rahi's Golden and Superhit Silver Jubilee Films (156)
As hero and title roles (128 films):
1973 (2): Zarq Khan and Bala Gujjar
1974 (2): Ultimaitum and Rastey ka Pather
1976 (3): License, Andata and Reshma te Shera
1977 (2): Tin Badshah and Kaun Sharif kaun Badmash
1978 (3): Heera te Bashira, Curfew Order, Sharif Ziddi
1979 (9): Hathiar, Jatt da khrak, Ghunda Act, Aurat Raaj, Butt Bahadar, Dada Pota, Mizam Daku, Gulu Badshah, Aag
1981 (3) Khan-e-Azam, Mr.Aflatoon, Akhri Qurbani
1982 (2): Maidan, Charhada Suraj
1983 (4): Jat te Dogar, Des Perdas, Qudrat, Moti Dogger, Toofan te Toofan, Choron Qutab
1984 (7): Dada Ustad, Haibat Khan, Lal Toofan, Ucha Shamla Jatt da, Barood, Tawan, Lagan
1985 (4): Khuddar, Ghulami, Shah Behram, Direct Hawaldar
1986 (10): Zulam da Toofan, Chan Soorma, Yeh Adam,Insaaf, Akber khan, Qarz, Sanjhi Hathkari, Dara Gujjar, Haq Such, Sher Bahadur
1987 (7): Jugnu, Doli te Hathkari, Jurnail Singh, Silsila, Faqiria, Janbaz, Tiger
1988 (4): Allah Ditta, Tohfa, Noori, Hunterwali
1989 (Cool: Sikandra, Moula Sain, Zabardast, Madam Bawri, Amir Khan, Zakhmi Aurat, Akhri Qatl
1990 (14): Kali Charan, Hoshiyar, Shera Baloch, Allah waris, Insaniyat ke Dushman, Paley Khan, Governer, Lutera, Putar Jagey da, Waqt, Loha, Manga, Sarmaya, Makhan Gujjar
1991 (4): Gundasa, Lakhan, Lahori Badmash, Riaz Gujjar
1992 (11): Dillagi, Zindagi, Abdulla The Great, Hasinon ki Barat, Sher Ali, Kake Da Kharak, Muhammad Khan, Daku Raaj, Kharak, Godfather, Babra
1993 (7): Paidagir, Khuda gawah, Sodagar, Faqira, Daku Chor Sipahi, Ghunda, Dandey da dor
1994 (10): Gujar da vair, Gujjar Badshah, Khandan, Rani Beti raj karegi, Muchh Jail, Zameen Asman, Pajero group, International lutery, Ghunda Raaj, Ziddi Gujjar
1995 (6): Wehshi Aurat, Gaber Singh, Madam Rani, Chohdri Badsha, Sarak, Jungle ka Qanoon
1996 (4): Akku 10 numbry, Do Jeedar, Foja, Rani Khan
1997 (1): Kala Raaj
As villain (12 films):
1969 (1): Dhee Rani
1970 (5): Akhri Chattan, Chan Sajna, Taxi Driver, Rangeela and Att Khuda da vair
1971 (2): Babul and Aasoo Bila
1972 (3): Nizam, Insaan ik tamasha and Thah
1973 (1): Insaan aur Gadha
As supporting actor (15 films):
1956 (1): Baghi
1957 (2): Hatim, Yakewali
1959 (1): Nagin
1960 (1): Saheli
1961 (1): Gulfam
1962 (2): Qaidi and Aulad
1963 (1): Ishaq per zor nahin
1964 (1): Khandan, Ashiyana
1966 (2): Aag ka Darya and Aina
1967 (2): Insaniyat and Chacha jee
1969 (1): Diya aur Toofan

Sultan Rahis Film Records
Total Films 800 Plus
Punjabi Films 580 Plus
Urdu Films 160 Plus
Other languages films 5
Double version films (Urdu/Punjabi) 56
Films as Hero 500 Plus
Combined Title Rolls 430 Plus
Solo Title Rolls 350
Films Awards 160

Big Jubilee films
400 plus weeks 1) Sher Khan (444 Weeks)
300 weeks plus 1) Sala Sahib (318 weeks)
2) Moula Jatt (310 weeks)
200 weeks plus 1) Chan Veryam (220 weeks)
150 weeks plus 1) Basheera
2) Wehshi Jatt
3) Moula Jatt (Second Run)
4) Akhri Jang
5) Sholay

Diamond Jubilee
film after death
1) Sakhi Badsha (103 weeks)

Solo Diamond Jubilee at Main Theatre's:
Sher Khan 172 weeks at Naghma Cinema
(and 35 weeks at Mehfil Cinema)
Moula Jatt 130 weeks at Shabistan Cinema
(and 26 weeks at Odeon Cinema)
Sala Sahib 130 weeks at Metropole Cinema
# Sultan Rahi is the only actor in Pakistani film history, who appeared in diamond jubilee films as hero and villain.
# Sultan Rahi is the only film hero, who's two films Moula Jatt and Sher Khan celebrated diamond jubilees in Karachi in their second runs.

Solo Platinum Jubilee at Main Theatre's:
Wehshi Jatt 80 weeks = (53 weeks at Shabistan Cinema and 27 weeks at Odean Cinema)
Chan Veryam 82 weeks = (53 weeks at Gulistan Cinema and 29 weeks at Naz Cinema)

Solo Golden Jubilee at Main Theatre:
Khan Chacha
66 weeks at Capital Cinema
Wehshi Jatt
53 weeks at Naghma Cinema
Chan Veryam
53 weeks at Gulistan Cinema
Sultan RahiSultan RahiSultan Rahi Solo Golden Jubilee at Main Theatre's:
Basheera 63 weeks = (36 weeks at Naz Cinema and 27 weeks at Odean Cinema)
Raka: 66 weeks = (40 weeks at Sanober Cinema and 26 weeks at Mubarik Cinema)
Kaley Chor 51 weeks = (26 weeks at Shabistan Cinema, 14 weeks at Mehfil Cinema and 11 weeks at Odean Cinema)
Shakhi Badsha (39 weeks at Shabistan Cinema and 12 weeks at Nigar Cinema)
Sultan Rahi
Golden Jubilee's on Main Theatre's in other cities:
# Moula Jatt in Faislabad, Multan and Rawalpindi
# Sher Khan in Rawalpindi
# Chan Veryam in Guranwala

Silver Jubilee's on Main Theatre's in other cities:
# Moula Jatt in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gujrat
# Sher Khan in Faislabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Sialkot
# Sala Sahib in Faislabad, Multan, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala
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if any body have any pictures or videos or any other info that you knwo please do share!!
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Here are some links to watch some of Sultan Rahi's movies.....

Mola Jutt:


Hunter Wali:


Sher Khan:

only link to part one you can find the links to the other parts in the related videos section!!

Sheeda Pistol:

Only link to part one you can find the links to the other parts in the related videos section!!

Sala Sahib

Only link to the first part of the movie you can find the rest of the links in th eother parts of this video section!!

Uchha Shimla Jutt Da


more to be added soon............... but if anyone else knows please do share.......................
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He is a legend...and will live forever

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Sultan Rahi was the real super star of decades...
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