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The history of Lahore film industry is as old as the era of silent films. When talkies started getting produced from early 1930s, the Lahore film industry seems to have lost the race to Bombay (Mumbai) and Calcutta (Kolkata) in producing Hindi/Urdu films. Many film artists based in Lahore started migrating to Calcutta and Bombay looking for greener pastures. But the decade of 1940s saw two prominent Lahore based film productions companies holding their own against the big production houses of Bombay and Calcutta viz. Bombay based Ranjit Movietone and Bombay Talkies and Calcutta based New Theatres. They were Pancholi Art Pictures of Dalsukh Pancholi and Shorey Pictures of Roop K Shorey.
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