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Achhut Kanya

(अछूत कन्या)
1936- White and Black
A solid love story between a bramhin boy and an untouchable girl within the backdrop of Indias caste system which separated the couple. An "untouchable" girl and a Brahmin boy fall in love, but the strict caste system and the gossip of the villagers threaten to keep them apart. Achhut Kannya is a 1936 Hindi film. Among the early super-hits in the Bombay film industry, the film deals with the social position of Dalit girls and is considered a reformist period-piece.
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Director: Franz Osten
Keywords: Social


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Movie Cast

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Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar Pratap
Devika Rani Devika Rani Kasturi
Mumtaz Mumtaz
Pramila Pramila Kajri
Sunita Devi Sunita Devi Dancer
Kusum Kumari Kusum Kumari Kalyani
Ansaribai Ansaribai
Kamta Prasad Kamta Prasad Dukhia
Kishori Lal Kishori Lal Babulal
P.F. Pithawala P.F. Pithawala Mohan
Manorama Manorama Meera
Chandraprabha Chandraprabha
Anwari Begum Anwari Begum Anweri
Ishrat Ishrat Sukhlal
N.M. Joshi N.M. Joshi Police Inspector
Dwarka Khosla Dwarka Khosla Patient
Mumtaz Ali Mumtaz Ali Dancer
Najam Naqvi Najam Naqvi Anwar


Movie Details

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Movie NameAchhut Kanya
Original Language Nameअछूत कन्या
Alternative NamesAchhut Kannya ,
English TranslationUntouchable Maiden
Year1936
Release Date1936
Languages Hindi, Urdu
StorylineA solid love story between a bramhin boy and an untouchable girl within the backdrop of Indias caste system which separated the couple. An "untouchable" girl and a Brahmin boy fall in love, but the strict caste system and the gossip of the villagers threaten to keep them apart. Achhut Kannya is a 1936 Hindi film. Among the early super-hits in the Bombay film industry, the film deals with the social position of Dalit girls and is considered a reformist period-piece.
Story SummaryThe circular story is told in flashback, in which eternal repetition is interrupted only by death in the form of a relentlessly linear railway engine. The film opens at a railway crossing where a man is about to kill his wife when the narrative spins into the past via a song. The central story is of the unhappy love affair between Kasturi (Devika Rani), the Harijan (Untouchable) daughter of the railway level-crossing guard Dukhia (Prasad), and Pratap (Kumar), the Brahmin son of the grocer Mohan (Pithawala). At first, rumour and mob violence are deployed to lethal effect in order to maintain a 'traditional', oppressive morality. Later, when the main protagonists are about to conform and marry selected partners, rumour and maliciousness again intervene to trigger renewed violence until the on-rushing train of fate stops the strife.
Run Time135 Mins


Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Niranjan Pal, Himanshu Rai
Writer (Screenplay)Niranjan Pal
Music DirectorSaraswati Devi
ProducerHimanshu Rai
Production CompanyThe Bombay Talkies Limited
CinematographyJosef Wirsching
Writer (Lyrics)J.S. Casshyap
Writer (Dialogue)J.S. Casshyap, Niranjan Pal
Film EditingDattaram N Pai
SoundS.B. Vacha .
Production ManagerN.R. Acharya
Stage DecorationKarl von Spreti
Production DesignKarl von Spreti
Costume DesignH.K. Khosla


Songs

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Song: ► Play Main Ban Ki Chidiya Banke
Singer:Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar
Music:Saraswati Devi
Lyrics:J.S. Casshyap

Song: ► Play Khet Ki Muli Bagh Ke Aam
Singer:Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar
Music:Saraswati Devi
Lyrics:J.S. Casshyap

Song: ► Play Dheere Baho Nadiya
Singer:Chorus, Kusum Kumari
Music:Saraswati Devi
Lyrics:J.S. Casshyap

Song: ► Play Churi Mein Laya Anmol Re
Singer:Sunita Devi, Mumtaz Ali
Music:Saraswati Devi
Lyrics:J.S. Casshyap

Song: ► Play Kise Karta Murakh Pyar Pyar
Singer:Ashoik Kumar
Music:Saraswati Devi
Lyrics:J.S. Casshyap

Song: ► Play Kit Gaye Ho Khewanhar
Singer:Saraswati Devi
Music:Saraswati Devi
Lyrics:J.S. Casshyap

Song: ► Play Udi Hawa Mein Jati Hai
Singer:Devika Rani
Music:Saraswati Devi
Lyrics:J.S. Casshyap



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