Franz Osten

Franz Osten

Franz Osten (1876-1956) is a Bollywood, Urdu Director known for the movies Achhut Kanya(1936), Jawani Ki Hawa(1935)

Other NamesFranz Osten, Franz Ostermayr , F. Osten
Date Of Birth23 December 1876
Age(Age at Death: 79 years 11 months 9 days)
Place Of BirthMunich, Bavaria, Germany
Date Of Death2 December 1956
Place Of DeathBad Aibling, Bavaria, Germany
BrotherPeter 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

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  1. In 1936, while still living and directing in India, Osten joined Germany's Nazi Party.

Franz Osten: Filmography (2)

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1936 Achhut Kanya[Director]
1935 Jawani Ki Hawa[Director]