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Karma

(कर्म)
1933- Drama, Romance, White and Black
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The story is about a princess (played by Devika Rani) who falls in love with a neighbouring prince much to the disapproval of the latter's father.
Director: J.L. Freer Hunt


Movie Cast

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Devika Rani Devika Rani Maharani / The Princes
Himanshu Rai Himanshu Rai Prince
Abraham Sofaer Abraham Sofaer Holy Man
Sudharani Sudharani Princes companion
Ghanshyam Ghanshyam
Dewan Sharan Dewan Sharan Prince Father
Anil Chakrabarati Anil Chakrabarati The Beater
Ranabir Sen Ranabir Sen Beater father


Movie Details

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Movie NameKarma
Original Language Nameकर्म
Alternative NamesNagan Ki Ragini ,
English TranslationFate
Year1933
Release Date1933
Languages Hindi
StorylineThe story is about a princess (played by Devika Rani) who falls in love with a neighbouring prince much to the disapproval of the latter's father.
Story SummaryThe simple plot has the maharani (Devika Rani) fall in love with the neighbouring prince (Rai) despite her father's disapproval. It is presented as an Orientalist fantasy with a, by Indian standards, scandalously prolonged kiss. It was described as 'a sort of American romance done against an Indian background'.
Run Time68 Mins


Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Dewan Sharan, Rupert Downing
Music DirectorErnst Broadhurst
ProducerHimanshu Rai
Production CompanyIndo International Talkies
Writer (Lyrics)J.L. Freer Hunt
Writer (Dialogue)Rupert Downing
Film EditingChalus Sanderson
Production ManagerEric Donaldson
PhotographerDesmond c.dickinson
Music Composer Ernst Broadhurst


Songs

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Song: ► Play Now the moon her light has shed
Singer:Devika Rani
Music:Ernst Broadhurst, Roy Douglas
Lyrics:

Song: ► Play Sab kuchh bhoole
Singer:Devika Rani
Music:Ernst Broadhurst, Roy Douglas
Lyrics:

Song: ► Play Saiyaan more re tu le chal
Singer:Devika Rani
Music:Ernst Broadhurst, Roy Douglas
Lyrics:

Song: ► Play Mere haath mein tere haath rahe
Singer:Devika Rani
Music:Ernst Broadhurst, Roy Douglas
Lyrics:



Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Karma is credited as having been the first English language talkie made by an Indian.
  2. The film initially premiered in London in May 1933. Devika Rani's performance was lauded by the critics in London.


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