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“Chaandni” (1942) was a Ranjit Production movie. It was directed by Jayant Desai. This movie had Ishwarlal and Khursheed in lead roles, with Dixit, Kesri, Noorjahaan, Rajkumari Shukla, Tarabai, Baby Kamla etc also there in support roles.
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“Jawaab”(1942) was produced and directed by P C Barua for M P Production, Calcutta. The movie had P C Barua, Kanan Devi, Jamuna, Ahindra Chaudhary, Devbala, Zahar Ganguly, Tulsi Chakraborty, Tandon, Bikram Kapoor etc in it.
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“Jawaab”(1942) was produced and directed by P C Barua for M P Production, Calcutta. The movie had P C Barua, Kanan Devi, Jamuna, Ahindra Chaudhary, devbala, Zahar Ganguly, Tulsi Chakraborty, Tandon, Bikram Kapoor etc in it.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

During the early days of sound films in 1931, Calcutta (Kolkata) film centre had actresses like Patience Cooper, Jahanara Kajjan, Violet Cooper, Anwari, Sabita Devi (real name: Iris Maude Gasper), Kanan Devi, Radharani etc. Most of them had graduated from the silent films. Those days, in the absence of playback singing system, actresses had to sing their own songs in the films. So, those with good voices also got chance to act in the films made especially in the 30s. Begum Akhtar, Mukhtar Begum, Indubala, Kamala Jharia etc are few names that come to my mind. Ratan Bai was also one of those who joined the bandwagon of actresses in Calcutta in 1932 as an actor-singer. Incidentally, this Ratan Bai (Begg) was a different actor and as such she should not to be confused with Ratan Bai (Shilotri), the mother of Shobhna Samarth.
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“Bolti Bulbul”(1942) aka “Shaahi Fakeer” was directed by Dhirubhai Desai for Vishnu Cinetone, Bombay. This fantassy movie had Anil Kumar, zebunnisa, Mehar Sultana, sardar Mansoor, Nawaz, Mumtaz, S Nazir, Samson, Ali, Mirajkar, Shahzaadi, Alaknanda etc in it.
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“Vasantsena”(1942) was directed by Gajanan Jageerdaar for Atre Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Vanmala, Gajanan Jageerdar, Shahu Modak, Baby Devi, Eruch Tarapur, Navin Yagnik, Sunalini, Vijaya, Vimal Tripathi, Nazeer Bedi, Raj Vishwas, Sudhir Gore, Pandit Gokhle etc in it.
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“Garib”(1942) was directed by Ramchandra Thakur for National Studios, Bombay. This movie had Surendra, Rose, Baby Meena, Veena Kumari, Santaka, N A Ansari, Agha, Pesi Patel etc in it.
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Debaki Bose (1898 – 1971) is regarded as one of the pioneers in the field of film direction along with P C Barua, V Shantaram and Nitin Bose. After the production of talkie films started in 1931, Debaki Bose joined New Theatres and got his first chance to show his directorial skills in ‘Puran Bhagat’ (1933). This film is regarded as a turning point in the realm of talkie films. For the first time, the dialogue deliveries by actors were made more like natural talk than in the loud voices with theatrical gestures which was carried over to the films from the theatres. Debaki Bose also used expressions of the actors to supplement the dialogues.
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In the 1930s and 40s, Hindi film industry attracted many well known poets and writers of Hindi/Urdu. Munshi Premchand joined Ajanta Cinetone and wrote story and screen-play for the film ‘Mazdoor’ (1934) in which he also played a cameo role. Dr Safdar ‘Aah’ Sitapuri, the Urdu poet and writer joined National Studios in 1939 and later Bombay Talkies as screen-play/dialogue writer and lyricist. Later, he also directed two Hindi films. Upendranath ‘Ashq’ joined Filmistan in 1944 as screen-play and dialogue writer. Josh Malihabadi, the Urdu poet joined Shalimar Studio in 1942 as dialogue writer and lyricist. Amritlal Nagar joined the film industry in 1941 as a screen-play/dialogue writer and lyricist. The list is not exhaustive.
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Prabhat Film Company’s ‘Padosi’ (1941) can be regarded as the first Hindi film based on the theme of Hindu-Muslim unity. This theme was considered as a courageous and risky proposition as sword pf Damocles was bound to hang over the head any producer dealing with such an explosive subject. The fanaticism prevalent in both these communities could wreck the box office prospects of the film. Defyung such dire predictions, ‘Padosi’ (1941) went on to became a box office hit.
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