Amar Bhoopali

Amar Bhoopali (English: The Immortal Song, French: Le Chant Immortel) is a 1951 Indian film, produced and directed by V. Shantaram and written by Vishram Bedekar. It is a true story about a simple cow herder who has an innate gift of poetry, set in the waning days of the Maratha confederacy, c. early 19th century. It is an ode to the saffron flag of Marathas, calling on people to rise again against the foreign enemy. It was nominated in the category of Grand Prize of the Festival[1] at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Amar Bhoopali
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Directed byV. Shantaram
Produced byV. Shantaram
Written byVishram Bedekar
StarringPanditrao Nagarkar
Music byVasant Desai
CinematographyG. Balakrishna
Production
company
Release date
  • 1951 (1951)
CountryIndia
LanguageMarathi

PlotEdit

It is about a simple cow herder who has an innate gift of poetry set in waning days of Maratha confederacy early 19th century.

CastEdit

In credits order translated from Marathi

  • Panditrao Nagarkar as Shahir Honaji Bala
  • Sandhya as Gunawati
  • Lalita Pawar as Vitabai
  • Bhalchandra Pendharkar as Bala Karanjikar
  • Vishwas as Subedar
  • Gulab as Suguna
  • Jairampant as Shastribua
  • Nimbalkar as Balakaka
  • Amina as Jamuna
  • Bandopant Sohoni as Ramji Sowcar
  • M. George as Elfiston
  • Stokes as Robinson
  • Chandorkar as Valajimpat
  • Kanse as Shiledar
  • Shiv Kumar as Natya Porga (Boy Dancer)

MusicEdit

The music for the film was composed by Vasant Desai, with lyrics penned by Shahir Honaji Bala. The soundtrack consists of twelve songs, featuring vocals by Panditrao Nagarkar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. The song "Ghanashyama Sundara" is from this film.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Ghanshyan Sundara Shridhara"Panditrao Nagarkar, Lata Mangeshkar3:27
2."Tujya Preetiche Dukhh Mala Daau Nako Re"Lata Mangeshkar3:25
3."Latpat Latpat Tujha Chaalan Ga"Lata Mangeshkar3:18
4."Saanga Mukund Kuni Ha Paahila"Panditrao Nagarkar, Asha Bhosle3:14
5."Ghadi ghadi are Manmohana"Panditrao Nagarkar, Lata Mangeshkar4:25
6."Tujhi Majhi Preet"Lata Mangeshkar2:36
7."Phadakato Bhagwa Zhenda Gaganaat (Part 1)"Panditrao Nagarkar2:58
8."Nako Door Deshi Javoo"Lata Mangeshkar3:01
9."Tu Pak Surat Kamina"Panditrao Nagarkar2:54
10."Sundara Mhane Dilbara"Panditrao Nagarkar, Asha Bhosle2:55
11."Phadakato Bhagwa Zhenda Gaganaat (Part 2)"Panditrao Nagarkar2:48
12."Gol Tujya Shariracha"Panditrao Nagarkar2:45

ReceptionEdit

AccoladesEdit

Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize of the Festival V. Shantaram Nominated

In popular cultureEdit

The 1980s advertisement for the Marathi newspaper Maharashtra Times used the song "Ghanashyam Sundara Shreedhara" as part of its jingle.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Awards for Amar Bhoopali (1951)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Immortal Song". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 17 January 2009.
  3. ^ "The best ad jingles of yester years". www.rediff.com. Rediff. Retrieved 5 December 2016.

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