Karim Asif

6.5 Phool (1945)
6.9 Mughal-e-Azam/ The Great Mughal (1960)

Karim Asif (1922) debuted with the Hindi film Phool (1945), written by Kamal Amrohi with music by Ghulam Haider, and starring the 16-year-old Suraiya, and then crafted one of India's most influential films, Mughal-e-Azam/ The Great Mughal (1960), 16 years in the making, starring Dilip Kumar and Madhubala, written by four screenwriters including Kamal Amrohi and Wajahat Mirza from Urdu playwright Imtiaz Ali Taj's play "Anarkali" (1922), and scored by Naushad Ali (possibly his musical masterpiece) with singing by Lata Mangeshkar. Asif couldn't complete his third film Love And God because he died in 1971 (it was released incomplete in 1986).

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