Jamalaye Jibanta Manush

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush (transl. An alive man in the abode of Yama) is a 1958 Indian Bengali-language romantic comedy film directed by Prafulla Chakraborty[1][2] and produced by Ananta Singh, member of Chittagong armoury raid.[3] This film, based on the novel of Dinabandhu Mitra in the same name, was released in 1958 in the banner of Rajkumari Chitramandir. It was remade in 1960 as Devanthakudu in Telugu and in Tamil as Naan Kanda Sorgam by C. Pullaiah.[4]

Jamalaye Jibanta Manush
Directed byPrafulla Chakraborty
Produced byAnanta Singh
Based onJamalaye Jibanta Manush
by Dinabandhu Mitra
Rajkumari Chitramandir
Release date


Village boy Siddheswar (alias Sidhu) loves Madhuri, the daughter of Hari. Hari, the rich village headman, will never accept Sidhu as a son-in-law. When they decide to marry, Hari sends some henchmen who almost murder Sidhu. Shocked, Madhuri commits suicide and Sidhu is mistakenly sent to hell while he is still alive. He starts a revolution in hell and heaven, and chases the Hindu God of Death, Yamraj and Chitragupta out of hell with the help of his dead pet bull. He eradicates outdated rules and norms that were framed by Yamraj, and his head clerk Chitragupta, while Bichitragupta assists him. Thereafter, Vishnu and Lakshmi come to Sidhu and Vishnu blesses him and returns him back to Earth with his beloved Madhuri. Hari accepts them gladly.[5]



  1. ^ "Jamalaya Jibanta Manush". Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. ISBN 9781135943189. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. ^ Gupta, Saibal (16 July 2015). "Revealed: Inside story of the 1968–69 Calcutta robberies". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (10 March 2016). "Blast from the Past: Devanthakudu (1960)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  5. ^ Sharmistha Gooptu (November 2010). Bengali Cinema: 'An Other Nation'. ISBN 9781136912177. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

External linksEdit