Franz Osten (1876-1956) is a Bollywood, Urdu Director
known for the movies Achhut Kanya
(1936), Jawani Ki Hawa
|Other Names||Franz Osten, Franz Ostermayr , F. Osten|
|Date Of Birth||23 December 1876|
|Age||(Age at Death: 79 years 11 months 9 days)|
|Place Of Birth||Munich, Bavaria, Germany|
|Date Of Death||2 December 1956|
|Place Of Death||Bad Aibling, Bavaria, Germany|
|Brother||Peter Ostermayr |
Franz Osten was a German filmmaker who along with Himansu Rai was among the first retainers of Bombay Talkies.
Osten partnered with Rai on a number of India's earliest blockbuster films like Achhut Kanya and Jeevan Naiya.
Franz Osten's silent films tell varieties of Indian stories. The Light of Asia (1925) dealt with the life of Buddha. Shiraz (1928) dramatises the events that led to the construction of the Taj Mahal.
Interesting Facts and Trivia
- In 1936, while still living and directing in India, Osten joined Germany's Nazi Party.
Franz Osten: Filmography (2)