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


Vintage film : Dhoop Chhaon (1935)

Dhoop Chhaon was a 1935 Hindi movie directed by Nitin Bose. It was the first Hindi film to use playback singing. Before this, film makers did not use playback singers and the original actors and actresses sang their own songs. Curiously, actors were chosen specifically for their singing abilities. Nitin Bose came up with the idea of playback singing and he discussed this with music director R C Boral and his brother Mukul Bose, who was also the sound recordist in New Theatres, Calcutta. And it worked in a big way. From then on, the system of playback singing was introduced in Indian films.

K L Saigal – Andhe Ki Lathi :  Download

K C Dey – Baba Man Ki Ankhen Khol :  Download

K C Dey – Teri Gathri Mein Laga Chor :  Download

Pahadi Sanyal & Uma Shashi – Mere Prem Ki Naiya :  Download

Pahadi Sanyal and Uma Shashi were also the main actors in the film.

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