Vidyapati (1937)

Vidyapati (Hindi: विद्यापति) is a 1937 Hindi film directed by Debaki Bose. It starred Pahadi Sanyal and Kanan Devi in lead roles. Other actors were Prithviraj Kapoor, Chhaya Devi, K C Dey, Kidar Sharma and Leela Desai. Music was composed and directed by R C Boral.

Kanan Devi and K C Dey in Vidyapati (1937) :

The film is about Mithila’s King Shiv Singh’s (Prithviraj Kapoor) love for his wife while chronicling the influence of the pacifist court poet Vidyapati (Pahadi Sanyal). Invited to the royal court by the king, Vidyapati arrives with his faithful follower Anuradha (Kanan Devi). Queen Laxmi (Chhaya Devi) falls in love with the poet, much to the distress of the king. The king falls ill and starts neglecting his royal duties until Anuradha persuades him that true love does not need reciprocation. The queen, equally distressed by her divided loyalties, contemplates suicide, encouraged by the prime minister who is worried by the nefarious impact of Vidyapati’s poetry on the king.

Pahadi Sanyal – Darshan Huye Tihare Sajan :  Download

Pahadi Sanyal – Ek Bans Ki Thi Patli Si Nali :  Download

K C Dey – Gokul Se Gaye Girdhari :  Download

K C Dey – Panghat Pe Kanhaiya Aata Hai :  Download



  1. Surjit Kohli said,

    October 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I am afraid it is not Pahadi Sanyal but K C Dey in the picture above with Kanan Devi. Pity, you have not loaded any of Kanan Devi’s songs. There are at least five according to my record and rather popular one, in the days of film. And at least there is one sung by Pahad Sanyal “Darshan Huye Tihare,” all written by Kidar Sharma.

  2. indianraga said,

    October 29, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks Surjit ji. I have made the correction. Regarding more songs of the film, I can post only those songs that are available with me. This blog is not encyclopedic in nature but just a medium to share the music that I have in my collection.

  3. Surjit Kohli said,

    October 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Indeed the song “Darshan Huye Tihare Sajan” is very much here together with “Ek Bans Ki This Patli Si Nali” both sung by Pahadi Sanyal. Unfortunately, I didn’t listen these songs and took it granted the credits with each songs. Having listened them now hence this discovery.

  4. indianraga said,

    October 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks again. I have corrected the names.

  5. Adityakumar Varman said,

    December 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I deeply commend your contribution in preserving such precious music for posterity. I can understand your difficulty in providing songs by Kanan Devi and hope you will succeed in getting over this problem. Some of her most lively songs were sung in Vidyapati only, specially Dekhat hain ab baat piya ki.

  6. anita babu said,

    January 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    thankyou so much for the information..anybody has the print of this film..ive seen this filn as a kid on doordarshan. never seen it again.

  7. Adityakumar Varman said,

    February 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Also please try to include the song Kahe der karat sajni, sajan ki nagariya jana hai

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  9. Adityakumar Varman said,

    June 22, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I am interested to know if there has any positive development in your kind contribution to this site.

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