Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani
Dr. Kotnis ki Amar Kahani (Hindi: डॉक्टर कोटनिस की अमर कहानी; English: The eternal tale of Dr. Kotnis) is a 1946 Indian film in Hindustani as well as English, written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and directed by V. Shantaram. The English version was titled The Journey of Dr. Kotnis. Both versions starred Shantaram in the title role. The film is based on the life of Dwarkanath Kotnis, an Indian doctor who worked in China during the Japanese invasion in World War II.
|Dr Kotnis ki Amar Kahani (The Immortal Tale of Dr. Kotnis)|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||V. Shantaram|
|Produced by||V. Shantaram|
|Written by||V. P. Sathe|
|Screenplay by||K. A. Abbas|
|Story by||K. A. Abbas|
|Music by||Vasant Desai|
|Edited by||Babu Marwad|
|Distributed by||Rajkamal Kalamandir|
|124 min./ 100 min. (Eng.)|
While in China he met and courted a Chinese girl, Ching Lan, played by Jayashree. His main triumph was curing a virulent plague, but later he was captured and released by a Japanese platoon. Eventually he succumbed to the plague himself.
Rest of the cast, listed alphabetically:
Poster and artworkEdit
- "Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani Reviews". the hindu. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- Op-Ed Archived 29 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/exhibitions/cinema_india.php
- Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood – V & A exhibition https://collections.vam.ac.uk/exhibition/cinema-india-the-art-of-bollywood/337/
- Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani on IMDb
- Poster for Dr Kotnis ki Amar Kahani at the V&A exhibition Cinema India
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