Veteran director and producer Shahzad Rafiq has given notable films to the Pakistani cinema. He has praiseworthy films such as Nikah, Ghunghat, Rukhsati, Salakhain & Mohabbataan Sachiyaan to his credits. His films were presented at several film festivals in Asia. More recently he directed Ishq Khuda in 2013 and Salute in 2016.

Epk got a hold of the illustrious film maker and asked him to share which Punjabi films have been his all time favorite!

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The Five best Punjabi films as per director Shahzad Rafiq are as follows:

Akhari Medan

Starring Sultan Rahi, Asiya, Mustafa Quershi and Masood Aktar, Akhari Medan released in 1977.


Toofan starred Sudhir, Asiya, Mustafa Quershi, Nanha and Illyas Kashmiri. It released back in 1980.

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Heer Ranjha

Heer Ranjha was a super hit in 1970. The film starred Firdous and Ejaz in lead roles.

Wehshi Jatt

Released in 1975. This iconic film starred Sultan Rahi, Asiya, Iqbal Hassan, Ghazala and Afzal Ahmed. Wehshi Jatt was a superhit.

Imam Din Gohavia

Imam Din Gohavia is a 1967 Pakistani, biographical film in the Punjabi language about the British Raj. It starred Akmal Khan, Yousuf Khan and Talish.

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