Koel is a Pakistani 1959 musical romantic drama film directed by Masood Parvez. The film stars Noor Jehan with Aslam Pervaiz, Neelo and Allauddin in supporting roles.[1][2]

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Directed byMasood Parvez
Written byShams Lakhnavi
Produced bySaifuddin Saif
Edited byHasnain Rizvi
Music byKhwaja Khurshid Anwar
Release date

This film is regarded as one of the best musical films of Lollywood with songs finely knitted in the plot.[3][4]

It received 4 Nigar Awards including Best Supporting Actress for Neelo and Best Playback Singer for Noor Jehan.[4][5]



All lyrics are written by Tanvir Naqvi; all music is composed by Khwaja Khurshid Anwar.

No.TitleSinger (s)Length
1."Masti Mein Jhoom Jhoom Re"Zubaida Khanum[8] 
2."Ho, Dil Jala Na Dil Waley[1]"Zubaida Khanum 
3."Rim Jhim Rhim Jhim Parray Phuwaar, Tera Mera Nit Ka Pyaar[1]"Noor Jehan, Munir Hussain 
4."Dil Ka Diya Jalaya Mein Ne[1]"Noor Jehan 
5."Tere Bina Sooni Sooni Lagi Re[1]"Noor Jehan 
6."Sagar Roye Lehren Shor Machayen[1]"Noor Jehan 

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Awardee Result Ref.
Nigar Awards Best Playback Singer Noor Jehan Won [4]
Best Supporting Actress Neelo
Best Lyricist Tanvir Naqvi
Best Sound Editor C. Mandody


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Koel (1959 film)". Pakistan Film Magazine website. Archived from the original on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  2. ^ "پاکستانی فلموں کے عروج کی کہانی!!". Daily Jang (newspaper). 7 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Why don't Pakistan and India produce films without songs?". Images (Dawn Group of Newspapers). Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "'Koel' to be screened at Lok Virsa". The News International (newspaper). 23 December 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Neelo — the iconic filmstar of yesteryears". Daily Times (newspaper). 19 May 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2022.
  6. ^ a b c "Koel (film)". Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website. Archived from the original on 18 February 2020. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Remembering Neelo and her unchained spirit". Images by Dawn (newspaper). 8 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Timeless tracks that Zubaida Khanum gifted to the industry". Daily Times (newspaper). 13 May 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2022.

External linksEdit

Koel at IMDb