The sound film, Pind Di Kudi was produced in Calcutta and released in Lahore and introduced young Noor Jahan as an actor and a playback singer.
Due to the success of this film, interest in Punjabi films started to escalate; therefore, in 1938, with the assistance of Madan Mohan Mehra, K. Mehra released his second Punjabi sound film, Heer Sial.
Studios started to open and many actors, filmmakers and technicians shifted from Bombay and Calcutta to Lahore.
Prominent names included Shanta Apte, Motilal, Chandra Mohan, Hiralal, Noor Jehan, Mumtaz Shanti, Wali, Syed Attahullah Shah Hashmi, Krishna Kumar, and Shanker Hussain.
Satluj de Kande was telecasted three times on the public TV channel Doordarshan in India.
In 1969 the religious film Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai starring Prithviraj Kapoor, I. Johar, Vimmi, Som Dutt, Nishi, Suresh, and David Abraham was released.
It was remade by director Mohan Bhakhri as Jatti in 1980 with Mehar Mittal and Aparna Chowdhry, and it was again a commercial success.
The duo modeled their work on American and English films with influences not just prevalent in actors' attires but the movie titles and expressed a desire to seek all means necessary to make a sound film of their own.This was the only Punjabi film starring Balraj Sahni.It was a major hit and earned a National Film Award.Other notable films of the late 1940s included Lachhi (1949), Mundri (1949) and Pheray (1949).Attempts were made to keep Punjabi cinema alive in this period.is the Punjabi language film industry of the Punjabi people of the world.