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Khoon Ka Khoon

(खून का खून)
1935- Drama, White and Black
This was the first adaptation of a Shakespearan drama in Indian cinema. Largely a filmed version of a stage performance of the play, the film contains a towering performance by Sohrab Modi in the central role of Hamlet, and is an astute adaptation of the original Shakespeare play. The film marked the feature debut of Naseem Banu, as Ophelia.
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Director: Sohrab Modi


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Movie Details

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Movie NameKhoon Ka Khoon
Original Language Nameखून का खून
Alternative NamesHamlet ,
English TranslationBlood for Blood
Year1935
Release Date1935
Languages Hindi, Urdu
StorylineThis was the first adaptation of a Shakespearan drama in Indian cinema. Largely a filmed version of a stage performance of the play, the film contains a towering performance by Sohrab Modi in the central role of Hamlet, and is an astute adaptation of the original Shakespeare play. The film marked the feature debut of Naseem Banu, as Ophelia.
Story SummaryThe film stays close to the play, with Hamlet's dead father wanting Hamlet to punish the people responsible for his death. Hamlet, unwilling to believe his mother's involvment is in a quandary and pretends to be insane. He has a play staged denouncing his mother and uncle. Gertrude drinks the poison intended for Hamlet, Hamlet kills his step-father and suucumbs to the wounds received.
Run Time122 Mins


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Songs

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Song:Aaja Tora Saiyan Mandarwa Mein Aayo
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Music:Kanhaiya Pawar
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Song:Baise Betaabiye Dil Hai
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Song:Tore Mann Ki Kachhu Na Puri Ho Aas
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Song:Mohana Pyari Sanam Se Milao
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Song:Sakhi Kaise Yeh Dukh Sah Jaaye
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Song:Mohe Naare Jeeshan Tu Bana Bana Ae
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Song:Hain Yeh Sab Saamne Raahat Neend Aane Ke Liye
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Song:Kaahe Chhod Pyar Dilbar AAhe More Yaar
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Song:Maano Maano Ri Pyaari Batiyan
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Song:Ja Ja Mujhi Dekhi Teri Dilari Ki Shaan
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Song:Dar Gulistan Gulrakhan Naazani Neera
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Song:Gul Aur Sambul Soman Nargis Gulshan Mein
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Song:Darwaja Pe Maara Nisaan
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Song:Daawar Daadar Kaadir Sataar Daatar Lakh Baar
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Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Khoon Ka Khoon, which was the first sound version of a Shakespeare play was not a success at the box-office.
  2. As reported by Peter Morris, Khoon Ka Khoon was a "recording of a stage production", Modi filmed it using two cameras as the play was being staged. The play was a mix of Elizabethan costumes for the main leads, with a mixture of Western stage and Indian costumes for other characters in the play.
  3. Modi's film was appreciated mainly for the Urdu dialogues, the "quality of the play" and his acting. Modi's acting was noted as a performance dominating the film.
  4. The film has been cited by National Film Archive of India founder P K. Nair, as one of "21 most wanted missing Indian cinema treasures".
  5. The different versions of Hamlet made in Hindi - Khoon-E-Nahak (Murder Most Foul) (1928) directed by Dada Athawale and written by Mehdi Hassan Ahsan. Khoon Ka Khoon (1935).Hamlet. Haider (2014).
  6. Mehdi Ahsan, a known writer of the Parsi theatre had earlier adapted the play for the silent film Khoon-e-Nahak (1928), before staging it for Modi. He apparently stated that he had to alter the Shakesperean plays to suit the Indian audience's "way of thinking".


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