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[PART12]  MAPS OF BOMBAY 1843 TO 1954

AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEM MADE ON BOMBAY MADE SHIP 1814.common history of Usa and India:-

1894 -It was the first commercial motion picture house. :-A public Kinetoscope (a device for peep-show viewing of films) parlor was opened by the Holland Bros. in New York City at 1155 Broadway, on the corner of 27th Street. The venue had 10 machines, set up in parallel rows of 5, each showing a different movie. For 25 cents a viewer could see all the films in either row; half a dollar gave access to the entire bill. Interior view of a Kinetoscope with the peephole viewer at the top of the cabinet



It began with the Lumiere Brothers' Cinematography

unveiling six silent short films at the Watson's Hotel in Bombay,1896

Louis (left) and Auguste Lumière

Types of projectors
  • 35 mm
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Lumière camera of 1896

Rear view Lumière camera

namely Entry of Cinematographe, 

The Sea Bath,

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                                                                   A Demolition,

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                                                                THE CARD GAME

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Daily screenings of films commenced in Bombay in 1897 by Clifton and Co.'s Meadows Street Photography Studio.

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Raja Harishchandra (1913) was the first full-length silent film produced in 

pre-partition India. Phalke wanted to cast women in female roles, but no woman

agreed to perform.

[woman  refused to work in movies due to social stigma. Public performance such as acting, dancing, singing for women was mostly associated with prostitutes and courtesans. So, acting in films was regarded scandelous for women. In some cases, even the prostitutes refused to work in films as the film would document the nature of their work permanently in front of the public. For the same reason, we see a young man playing the charecter “Queen Taramati” in Phalke’s first film “Raja Harischandra”. Phalke used his own family members in his films to surpass the problem. The women started to act in films by 1920 but were mostly Anglo-Indians and most of the time with a british origin.]

Phalke sees the light

Interestingly, as Bombay grew, its film industry became one of the greatest melting pots of the world. Apart from Anglo-Indians (who were very popular in the silent era, but suffered a decline after that), almost all kinds of Indians participated equally in the industry right from the start and continue to do so today. Even the eclipse of Anglo-Indians had to do with three factors that cannot be attributed to prejudice: with the coming of the talkies (1931 – Alam Ara), some Anglo-Indians could not switch to fluent Hindustani; as a community, Anglo-Indians left India in large numbers after independence in 1947; and finally, by the 1940s, Indian women from respectable families started entering cinema too. Earlier on, film-makers were dependent, with a few exceptions, on Indian women from the traditional ‘tawaif’ (courtesan) communities, or from very ‘Westernised’ families, which mostly meant Anglo-Indians.

. The success of the movie Raja Harishchandra enabled Phalke to establish a film studio at Nasik, some distance from Bombay.
Indian women were hesitant to expose themselves to the camera.
Popular films include ‘Hunterwali’6 (1935), which showcased Mary Evans, an Australian actress of Greek-Welsh origin. Hunterwali was the story of a woman who fights oppression and helps the poor.Indian popular cinema has perpetuated this ideal of a wife’s selfless devotion.
In famous films of the yesteryears like ‘Sati Parvati’ (1920), ‘Sati Seeta’ (1924), and ‘Sati Savitri’ (1932), women are depicted as formulaic and banal, with no ambitions or desires for themselves, only for their husbands, sons or fathers. It is no wonder these women are so dutiful to their men, as Sati means ‘extreme devotion to her husband’.

Early courtesan films idealized the beauty and artistic skills of the historical mujarewali and portrayed prostitutes restored to social respectability through
Actresses in these early films often came from the brothel culture – they were already trained in singing and dancing, and because they were public women, matters such as family honour. or in-laws were unimportant
As one film hero (Devdas) explains it to one tawaif (Chandramukhi, in the 2002 version of Devdas), “a woman is a mother, a sister, a wife, or a friend; and when she is nothing, she is a tawaif.”

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अछूत कन्या / THE UNTOUCHABLE GIRL हिन्दी /१९३६-1936 /B&W/१४२ मिनिट Production Co:निर्माता Bombay Talkies :दिग्दर्शक : हिमांशु राय-HIMANSHU RAI : Franz Osten: कहानीकार 
                                                      BIOGRAPHY OF  Devika Rani :-

The Bombay Talkies Limited (commonly known as Bombay Talkies) was a movie studio produced 102 movies, founded in 1934 in Malad, Bombay (now Mumbai), Himanshu Rai, Rajnarayan Dube and Devika Rani along with businessmen like F. E. Dinhsaw, Sir Firoze Sethna and others Franz Osten and Niranjan Pal as its first full-time filmmakers

1940 - Movie Mogul Himanshu Rai (1892-1940) passes away.  He was founder of Bombay Talkies which was responsible for a number of early hits including "Goddess" (1922), "Light of Asia" (1925), and "Karma" (1933).
Himanshu Rai
Himanshu Rai

                                                                  Himanshu Rai (1896 – 1940)

Himansu RAI BIOGRAPHY:- The westward-leaning Rai became one of the first Indians to collaborate with European filmmakers. While studying Law in London he grew interested in acting and vowed to improve the general standards of Indian films with foreign inputs. With great dexterity this pushy youngster convinced Germany’s Emelka Studio to co-produce the silent film Light of Asia (’27), with The Great Eastern Film Corporation, Delhi. Starring Himanshu Rai in the role of Gautam Buddha, Light Of Asia was a success in Germany. Rai now decided to become a producer himself. He collaborated with various filmmakers including the famous German studio, UFA and made Shiraz and A Throw Of Dice.

After his marriage to the beauteous and well-connected Devika Rani, Rai joined forces with IBP of England and made India’s first English-Hindi bilingual film — Karma (’33). Premiered at London’s Marble Arch Pavillion, Karma won rave reviews but the general public’s reaction was decidedly cool. Rai was said to have turned the thin story of two royal heirs seeking to modernize their kingdoms into a west-oriented spectacle, exploiting India’s poverty to picturesque advantage.
After Karma, Himanshu Rai decided to concentrate on the Indian audience. He realized his long cherished dream in 1935, when he started his own studio — Bombay Talkies. India’s first public limited film company, it was launched with an authorized capital of Rs 25 lakhs and with prominent citizens on its board of directors.
Thereafter, Rai gave up acting and concentrated on supervising the shooting of quality films like Acchut Kanya (’36) and Bhabhi (’38), which his studio came to be associated with. Bombay Talkies’ films popularized the concept of actors speaking film dialogue in simple Hindustani instead of high flown Urdu. Rai, a Bengali, stipulated that any line that he could not understand would not be allowed in the script.

Rai patterned Bombay Talkies on Hollywood studios like MGM. Everything from a sound stage to a laboratory, to a studio for designing, to an extensive library, was contained within the Bombay Talkies portals.
Tragedy struck in 1939, when World War II was announced. Rai’s old associate and director of all Bombay Talkies films till then, the German Franz Osten, was forcefully interned by the British Government. Overwork and mental strain took their toll. Leela Chitnis, then under contract with Bombay Talkies, describes in her autobiography the violent showdown between Rai and some staff members that precipitated Rai’s nervous breakdown. Himanshu Rai never really recovered and in 1940, Bombay Talkies was left rudderless by his death.
Within 15 years, the studio that Rai built in Malad, Bombay, no longer dealt with the art of celluloid myth making. Fate had decreed that it be turned into an industrial estate instead.


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The Light of Asia »FILM 1925 -

SILENT Film-of Bombay Talkies

Emelka, 'Light of Asia Tour', Few members of the cast and crew between shots at Jaipur palace 1926

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Bombay Talkies, 'Jeevan Naiya', Open air night time party scene, 1936

1944 - Dilip Kumar makes his film debut in "Jwar Bhata"

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Jwar Bhata.1944 (first movie of Dilip Kumar)

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Asha Bhonsle sings for her first film "Majha Bal".
Asha Bhosle

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                                    Leela Chitnis in the early 1940s. movie with Ashok kumar

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Prapancha Pash 

(A Throw of Dice)1929

Charu Roy and Seeta Devi in the 1929 film Prapancha Pasha(A Throw of Dice)
Directed byFranz Osten
Produced byNadine Luque
Tim Pearce
Himansu Rai
Bruce Wolfe
Written byW.A Burton
Max Jungk
Niranjan Pal (story)
StarringSeeta Devi
Himansu Rai
Charu Roy
Modhu Bose
Music byWilly Schmidt-Gentner
Nitin Sawhney (2006)
CinematographyEmil Schünemann
Distributed by(International) Fandango
(U.K) BFI (British Film Institute)
Release date(s)16 August 1929
31 August 2007 (Re-release) [1]
Running time74 min
British India
United Kingdom

A Throw of Dice-silent film-Bombay talkies -[MALAD]-1929-SILENT FILM

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Alam Ara[
the first Indian sound film
Theatrical release poster
Directed byArdeshir Irani
Produced byImperial Movietone
Written byJoseph David
Munshi Zaheer (Urdu)
StarringMaster Vithal
Prithviraj Kapoor
The Arrival of Sound (1931)
Sound along with music arrived in Indian Cinema in 1931 with the grand release of hindi cinema “Alam Ara” on March 14th, 1931 at Majestic Theatre in Bombay. The movie was advertised as ” all talking, all singing, all dancing film”. The film was produced by Ardesir Irani. The movie featured seven songs that built the path for future movies with more music, songs and dance sequences in Indian Cinema. The use of songs became so  popular that it reached it’s maximum of 70 in the 1932 film “Indra Sabha”. Indian movie goers started favoring Hindi cinemas more than the Hollywood productions. Within 10 years from the advent of sound in Indian films, the screening of Hollywood Films had dropped by more than 10 percent while the film industries in Bombay, Calcutta, Lahore, Madras, Pune grew rapidly.

The “talent search” used to begin at the theaters. Another source of talent was from courtesans (Baiji’s). 

                                                                   MADHUBALA AS A CHILD ARTIST 1942-BOMBAY TALKIES
The magic of Madhubala

                                                  MADHUBALA 1942-BOMBAY TALKIES-FILM BASANT

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film achyut kanya

Directed byFranz Osten
Produced byHimanshu Rai
Written byNiranjan Pal
StarringAshok Kumar
Devika Rani
Music bySaraswati Devi
J.S. Cashyap (lyrics)
CinematographyJosef Wirsching
Release date(s)1936

Bombay Talkies, 'Jawani-ki-hawa', Devika Rani with ladies in waiting, 1935

Mein Ban Ki Chidiya (Ashok Kumar and Devika Rani)-1936


Bombay Talkies, 'Savitri', Production still of a heavenly sequence, 1937

Directed byGyan Mukherjee
Produced byBombay Talkies
Written byGyan Mukherjee
StarringAshok Kumar
Mumtaz Shanti
Shah Nawaz
Music byAnil Biswas
Kavi Pradeep (lyrics)
Release date(s)1943
Running time143 min.

[1]Gher Gher Mein Dewali... (Kismet)-1943-BOMBAY TALKIES


[2]kismat..1943..ab tere siva-BOMBAY TALKIES:-

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[3]Kismat (43) - Dheere Dheere Aa Re Badal - duet-BOMBAY  TALKIES

Amirbai Karnataki & Chorus sings 'Door hato ae duniyawalon hindusthan hamara hai' - Kismat (1942)


Jwar Bhata.1944 (first movie of Dilip Kumar)-BOMBAY TALKIES














Hindi, Drama, 1944, B/W--BOMBAY TALKIES

Cast And Crew

Mridula    Shamim    Agha    Dilip Kumar    PF Pithawala    KN Singh    Mumtaz Ali

Dilip Kumar is considered to be one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema. Starting his career in 1944, he has starred in some of the biggest commercially successful films from the late 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1980s. His performances have been regarded as the epitome of emoting in Indian Cinema.


 Yusuf Khan
December 11, 1922 in Peshawar,  


 Lagi nahi choote Rama - Dilip Kumar , Lata-1957



Rajnarayan Dube (10 Oct 1910 – 9 Dec 1990) was the founder of 'DUBE INDUSTRIES' , established in 1929, Its Head Office was in Marine lines in 'DUBE HOUSE'.He was a great financer and had a big construction company. He had played a very much important role to save the Bombay Talkies to run it successfully. Whenever any problems arose in Bombay Talkies, Rajnarayan Dube tried to solve those problems related to Bombay Talkies with all resources and supports. But in the last after 1950, the managers of Bombay Talkies created some major problems among them. After this, again he tried a lot to convince them for solve those difficult problems, but it was not possible to make the situation favourable.Devika Rani was alone in this disputes and asked help from Rajnarayan Dube. He helped her in all respects in that difficult situation. Devika Rani was a great personality.Devika Rani was awarded Padma Shri in 1958 for her great contribution in Indian Cinema, and She was the first to receive 'Dadasaheb Phalke Award' in 1969. She was the first person who became the Member of Parliament.
Bombay Talkies introduced 'Dilip Kumar', His first film Jwar Bhata was released in 1944. Devika Rani helped Khan's entry into the Bollywood film industry. Hindi Author Bhagwati Charan Varma gave him the screen name Dilip Kumar and gave him the leading role in his film Jwar Bhata (1944). Devika Rani and Rajnarayan dube spotted Khan in one of Pune's Aundh military canteens.
In 1944, Prithviraj Kapoor requested Devika Rani and Rajnarayan Dube for his son Raj kapoor (Ranbir Raj kapoor) to give a chance to work in Bombay Talkies. Raj Kapoor's carrier was carved in Bombay Talkies. After failing in his matriculation examination, Raj Kapoor first joined Bombay Talkies and began to work as an attendant on the sets ofBombay Talkies. Later, Raj Kapoor assisted another movies of bombay Talkies under famous director Kedar Sharma as a clapper boy.

Neel Kamal (1947)

116 min  -  Drama   -  24 March 1947 (India)
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 Begum Para, Raj Kapoor and Madhubala
Raj Kapoor's big break came with the lead role in Neel Kamal(1947) opposite Madhubala in her first role as a leading lady.

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Neel Kamal
Directed byKidar Sharma
Produced byKidar Sharma
Written byKidar Sharma
StarringRaj Kapoor
Begum Para
Music byB. Vasudev
CinematographyGordhanbhai Patel
Editing byS. G. Chavande
Distributed byBombay Talkies
Release date(s)24 March 1947
Running time116 min.

Ziddi (1948 film)

The film helped establish its stars. Dev Anand and Pran in Hindi films.
The soundtrack featured the first film song sung by playback singer Kishore Kumar, "Marne ki duayen kyon mangu".

Directed byShaheed Latif
Produced byBombay Talkies
StarringDev Anand
Kamini Kaushal
Music byKhemchand Prakash
Release date(s)1948
CountryIndia India

Marne Ki Duayen Kyon Mangu-ZIDDI-BOMBAY TALKIES-1948

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Soon a rift arose between Devika Rani and her managers, Sashadhar Mukherjee  and Ashok Kumar were part of the rival camp. They tried alternating production between the two camps. In that crucial condition, Rajnarayan Dube and Devika Rani finally decided with their mutual understanding to close down the film company 'Bombay Talkies' in 1954

Mahal (1949 filmBOMBAY TALKIES -1949


Film poster
Directed by Kamal Amrohi
Produced by Ashok Kumar
Savak Vacha
Written by Kamal Amrohi
Starring Ashok Kumar
Music by Khemchand Prakash
Cinematography Joseph Wirsching
Editing by Bimal Roy
M. Shanker
R. M. Tipnis
Release date(s) 1949
Running time 165 min.
Country India
Language Hindi / Urdu

Aayega Aane waala-MAHAL

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Sashadhar was Ashok Kumar an d Kishore Kumar's brother-in-law, being married to their only sister, Sati Rani. He was also instrumental in getting Ashok Kumar into films. His children are Rono Mukherjee, Joy Mukherjee, Deb Mukherjee, Shomu Mukherjee, Shibani Maulik/nee Mukherjee, and Subir Mukherjee. Shomu married actress Tanuja and together they had two children: Kajol and Tanisha. Sashadhar's great niece is actress Rani Mukerji]
Sashadhar Mukherjee
Sashadhar Mukherjee
In 1943 Sashadhar Mukherjee with Rai Bahadur Chunilal, Ashok Kumar and Gyan Mukherjee formed a partnership and started the studio Filmistan in Goregaon.

n the 1950s Sashadhar formed his own production house called Filmalaya in Andheri, near Amboli. He also ran an acting school and was instrumental in giving actresses like Asha Parekh and Sadhana a break in films. Nasir Hussain was a director involved with his productions as was R. K. Nayyar and Gyan Mukherjee , music director O. P. Nayyar
Kidar Sharma
Kidar Nath Sharma also Kedar Sharma (April 12, 1910 – April 29, 1999), was a Indian film director, producer, Screenwriter, and Lyricist of Hindi films. While he had great success as a director of such movies as Neel Kamal (1947)


  • 1934: The Bombay Talkies conceived and established.
  • 1935: Jawani ki Hawa, a thriller, starring Devika Rani.
  • 1936: Jeevan Naiya, Ashok Kumar’s debut movie; another famous movie Achhut Kanya produced.
  • 1940: Death of Himanshu Rai, the founder of the Bombay Talkies.
  • 1942: Madhubala’s debut as a child artist named Baby Mumtaz in the movie Basant.
  • 1943: Kismet , a successful thriller.
  • 1944: Dilip Kumar's First Movie Jwar Bhata released.
  • 1948:Ziddi Dev Anands first hit.
  • 1949: Mahal, a successful hit.
  • 1954: The Bombay Talkies was closed down.
  • 1990: Death of Rajnarayan Dube, (The pillar of Indian cinema and financer of all 102 films of Bombay Talkies).
  • 1994: Death of Devika Rani, she died in Banglore on 9 March 1994.
  • 2001: Death of Ashok Kumar,He Died on 10 Dec,2001.

Neel Kamal (1947) - Jawaani Agar Hai -

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