Grihalaxmi Movie Poster

Grihalaxmi

(शिक्षित पत्नी)
1934- Family, White and Black
Considered a fine example of women centric films of the period, depicting the goodness of the traditional values of an Indian wife..
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Director: Sarvottam Badami
Keywords: woman, Social


Movie Cast

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Yakub Khan Mehboob Khan Yakub Khan Mehboob Khan Mill Manager
Jal Merchant Jal Merchant Vinod
Sabita Devi Sabita Devi Malti
Krishna Chandra Dey Krishna Chandra Dey Purohit
Swaroop Rani Swaroop Rani Nalini
Lalita Devulkar Lalita Devulkar Hansa
Asooji Asooji Jagmohandas
Mehboob Khan Mehboob Khan Raghu
Kamla Kamla
Panda Panda Karamsi
Balaram Balaram Sudhakar


Movie Details

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Movie NameGrihalaxmi
Original Language Nameशिक्षित पत्नी
English TranslationEducated Wife
Year1934
Release Date1934
Languages Hindi
StorylineConsidered a fine example of women centric films of the period, depicting the goodness of the traditional values of an Indian wife..
Story SummaryThe film was a remake of the earlier Bhaneli Bhamini (1927) which

The film was a remake of the earlier Bhaneli Bhamini (1927) which had a relevant social message to impart against sexually transmitted disease according to an advertisment in the Bombay Chronicle in 1927. This 1934 version differed in context showing an educated steadfast wife going through humiliation at the hands of her husband, but continuing to stay with him.
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Malti (Sabita Devi) is the daughter of a wealthy mill-owner Jagmohandas (Asooji), who is an evil, corrupt man. She meets a young man Vinod (Jal Merchant) in College. They both fall in love and decide to get married. However, Vinod's father is humiliated by Jagmohandas and he commits suicide. An angry Vinod decides to take revenge by marrying Malti and putting her through mental and physical abuse. An old friend of Malti's, Sudhakar (Balaram), loves her from college days and watches the treatment Malti suffers through her husband but is unable to do anything. Vinod takes to drinking and bringing nautch girls home. Malti suggests Sudhakar get married to Nalini (Swaroop Rani) who is ultra-mod but Malti tries to help her turn traditional.

Vinod gets into gambling and when he needs money, Raghu (Mehboob Khan), a worker in the factory helps him out. Vinod in his debauched state eyes first Raghu’s wife and then Nalini, when she comes to visit Malti. Malti helps her escape but is beaten up by Vinod. She leaves the house and goes to live with her father. Sudhakar comes to tend to her and Vinod arrives at the same time. Seeing Sudhakar there with his wife Vinod gets jealous and shoots at Sudhakar. Sudhakar dies and Vinod is on the run. In the end he realises Malti's devotion to him and is repentant.


Movie Crew

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Music DirectorS. P. Rane
Production CompanySagar Movietone
CinematographyFaredoon A. Irani
ProductionSagar Movietone


Songs

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Song:Aao Aaoji Garwa Lagao Saiyan
Singer:Kamla
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song: ► Play Bhagwan Karega Madad Teri
Singer:Krishna Chandra Dey
Music:S. P. Rane
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Song:Baaki Hai Aankh Jab Tak Dekha KarengeTujhko
Singer:Lalita Devulkar
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Chanchala Chapal Chit Ki Hai Lagan
Singer:Krishna Chandra Dey
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Chandrika Bane Tu Main Taara
Singer:Jal Merchant
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Dekha Jo Husn-e-Yaar Tabiyat Machal Gayi
Singer:Lalita Devulkar
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Kat Gayi Kat Gayi Yunhi Meri Saari Umariya
Singer:Kamaladevi
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Khelat Krishna KanhaiyaHori
Singer:Lalita Devulkar
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Kyun Nahin Ab Tak Aaye Raah Dekhte Thak Gayi Aankhein
Singer:Sabita Devi
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song: ► Play Na Ranjh Kar Badnaseeb Bharat
Singer:Krishna Chandra Dey
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Niradhaar Hun Daataar Ab Toh Tum
Singer:Jal Merchant
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Suratiya Nahin Bhule Ri Kaise Dharoon Man Dhir
Singer:Jal Merchant
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Teri Khatir Ajab Rang Jama Rakha Hai
Singer:Lalita Devulkar
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Wah Rang-o-Bu Kahan hai Uff Kya Se Kya Hua
Singer:Sabita Devi
Music:S. P. Rane
Lyrics:

Song:Paahimam, Paahimam, Natwar Ghanshyam
Singer:
Music:S. P. Rane
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Song:Kshama Karo Devi Meri Bhool Sumati Aayi
Singer:Jal Merchant
Music:S. P. Rane
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Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The film was produced by Sagar Movietone and had music by S. P. Rane.
  2. There were sixteen songs in the film with music composed by S. P. Rane. The singers were Lalita Devulkar, K. C. Dey, Sabita Devi and Jal Merchant.
  3. Grihalakshmi (Educated Wife) is a 1934 Hindi social family melodrama film directed by Sarvottam Badami with story by Dr. Jayant Shyam and cinematography by Faredoon Irani.


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