Filmistan (Hindustani: फ़िल्मिस्तान (Devanagari), فلمستان (Nastaleeq)) was a film production company, based in Goregaon, Mumbai. Spread over five acres, near Patkar College on SV road, the studio has seven shooting floors, and a temple and garden for outdoor locations. Patkar College's reputation has increased due to this studio.
Nasir Hussain, who joined Filmistan in 1948 as a writer, was successful as a screenwriter for films such as Anarkali, Munimji and Paying Guest. He started film direction with Tumsa Nahin Dekha and became a successful director. Filmistan produced a number of successful hit movies in the 1940s and 1950s, including hits such as Shaheed (1948), Shabnam (1949) and Sargam (1950) and successful films such as Anarkali (1953) and Nagin (1954). Other notable films were Jagriti (1954), which won the Filmfare Best Movie Award in 1956, and also Munimji (1955), Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957) and Paying Guest (1957).
Eventually, Tolaram Jalan bought the studio from Sashadhar Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar in the late 1950s.
In the following years, the studio wound down. Dooj Ka Chand made in 1964, and directed by Nitin Bose, was one of the last films to come out of Filmistan Studios. The premises continued to function as a studio, with recent films such as Ra.One (2011) and Bodyguard (2011), shot there. Yash Raj Films' television serial Khote Sikkey and dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa are shot there.
In 2011, Jalan refuted media reports, which claimed that the studio was up for sale. The present studio manager of Filmistan studio is Jasraj Purohit. More recently, the song "Offo" from the film 2 States (2014), was partly filmed at Filmistan Studio.
|1944||Chal Chal Re Naujawan||Gyan Mukherjee||Ghulam Haider|
|1945||Mazdoor||Nitin Bose||Hari Prasanna Daas|
|1946||Eight Days||S. D. Burman|
|Shikari||S. D. Burman|
|1947||Do Bhai||Munshi Dil||S. D. Burman|
|1948||Nadiya Ke Paar||Kishore Sahu||C. Ramchandra|
|Shaheed||Ramesh Saigal||Ghulam Haider|
|1949||Shabnam||Bibhuti Mitra||S. D. Burman|
|1950||Sargam||P. L. Santoshi||C. Ramchandra|
|1951||Shabistan||Bibhuti Mitra||C. Ramchandra, Madan Mohan|
|1952||Anand Math||Hemen Gupta||Hemant Kumar|
|1953||Anarkali||Nandlal Jaswantlal||C. Ramchandra|
|1954||Jagriti (Filmfare Award for Best Film)||Satyen Bose||Hemant Kumar|
|Nastik||I. S. Johar||C. Ramchandra|
|Shart||I. S. Johar||Hemant Kumar|
|1955||Munimji||Subodh Mukherjee||S. D. Burman|
|Aab-e-Hayat||Ramanlal Desai||Sardar Malik|
|Bhagwat Mahima||Hemant Kumar|
|1956||Durgesh Nandini||Bibhuti Mitra||Hemant Kumar|
|Ham Sab Chor Hain||I. S. Johar||O. P. Nayyar|
|Heer||Hameed Butt||Anil Biswas|
|1957||Tumsa Nahin Dekha||Nasir Hussain||O. P. Nayyar|
|Paying Guest||Subodh Mukherjee||S. D. Burman|
|Champakali||Nandlal Jaswantlal||Hemant Kumar|
|Hulare (Punjabi film)||O.P. Dutta||S D Batish|
|Muklawa (Punjabi film)||Rajinder Sharma||S D Batish|
|1958||Sanskar||Chaturbhuj Doshi||Anil Biswas|
|1959||Khoobsurat Dhokha||Ram Prakash||S. Mohinder|
|Maine Jeena Seekh Liya||Satish Nigam||Roshan|
|1964||Dooj Ka Chand||Nitin Bose||Roshan|
|1965||Sassi Punnu (Punjabi film)||Shanti Prakash Bakshi||B N Bali|
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- Gulzar, p. 593
- Filmistan at Bollywood Hungama.
- Desk, News. "Bollywood rues Filmistan's closure". Ticket Please News Desk. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
- "Festival soiree". The Indian Express. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.