List of Hindi films of 1921

A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1921:[1][2][3][4][5]

1921 in Indian cinemaEdit

  • Star of the East film company was started in Madras by R. S. Prakash.[6]

FilmsEdit

  • Bhakta Vidur directed by Kanjibhai Rathod and produced by Kohinoor Film Company was the first Indian cinema film to face a ban, leading to a "major censorship row". Cited by Rajadhyaksha and Willemen as "One of the most famous silent mythologicals", the film featured Vidur in Gandhian attire complete with Gandhi cap and the Khaddar shirt. The film was banned in Karachi and Madras. It had the owners of Kohinoor playing the main roles, with Dwarkadas Sampat as Vidur and Maneklal Patel as Krishna, while the role of Duryodhan was enacted by Homi Master.[7]
  • Bhisma Pratighna, Telugu film industry's first feature film, was released in 1921.[8] The film was directed by Raghupathi Venkaya co-directed by R.S. Prakash.
  • Bilat Ferat or Bilet Pherat a.k.a. England Returned was the acting debut of Dhirendranath Ganguly who co-directed and produced the film under his Indo-British Film banner. The film is the first full-length Bengali feature film.[6] It was also stated to be the first "love story" shown in Indian cinema.[9]
  • Mahasati Ansuya also called Sati Ansuya was directed by Kanjibhai Rathod for Kohinoor Film Company. It starred Sakina and Vaidya. According to Rajadhyaksha and Willemen, the film was a success at the box office and "gained notoriety for a nude shot of Sakina".[6]
  • Nal Damayanti, a mythological, was one of the notable films of 1921. Directed by Eugenio de Liguoro for Madan Theatres, it starred Patience Cooper, E. D. Liguoro and D. Sarkari.[9] It was cited to be the first international co-production with Italy.[10]
  • Surekha Haran was directed by Baburao Painter for Maharashtra Film Company. Painter hired V. Shantaram, who had been employed by the studio doing all-purpose jobs, to play the role of Krishna.[11] Shantaram's acting in the film brought him into prominence leading to several small roles till Savkari Pash where he was cast in the main role.[12]

A-PEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Behula C. Legrand Patience Cooper Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
Belgian Emperor's Visit To India Nitin Bose Documentary
Bhakta Vidur Kanjibhai Rathod Dwarkadas Sampat, Sakina, Maneklal Patel, Homi Master, Prabhashankar, Gangaram Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
Gajanan S. Devare
Bilet Pherat a.k.a. England Returned Dhirendranath Ganguly Dhirendranath Ganguly, Manmatha Pal, Sushilabala, Kunjalal Chakraborty Social Comedy Indo-British Films
Jyotish Sarkar
Chandrahasa Kanjibhai Rathod Khalil, Tara, Moti, Savita, Dhanji Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
Dabbur Kelenkari Debi Ghosh Chani Datta Aurora Film Company, Calcutta
Debi Ghosh
Dhruva Charitra a.k.a. The Story Of Dhruva Jyotish Bannerjee Patience Cooper, M. Manilal, Master Mohan, Signor P. Mannelli, Signorina F. Mannelli, James Mcgrath, Dadabhai Sarkari, Kusumkumari, Aga Hashr Kashmiri, Pestonji Madan Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
DOP: Eugenio De Liguoro
King Gopichand a.k.a. Gopichand Vishnupant Divekar Hira Koregaonkar, Mama Bhatt Legend Bharat Film Company
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Govardhan Dhari G. V. Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
Jagat Janani Jagadamba a.k.a. Ma Durga a.k.a. Mother Durga Jyotish Bannerjee Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
DOP: C. Legrand
Krishna Kumar a.k.a. Pradyumna Vishnupant Divekar Mythology Bharat Film Company
Krishna Maya Kanjibhai Rathod Jamna Mythology Kohinoor Film Company
Mahasati Ansuya a.k.a. Sati Ansuya a.k.a. Birth Of Shri Dattatreya Kanjibhai Rathod Khalil, Vaidya, Sakina Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Meerabai a.k.a. Mira Bai Sisir Kumar Bhaduri Patience Cooper, S. K. Bhaduri Devotional Madan Theatres Ltd.
Mohini Sisir Kumar Bhaduri Patience Cooper, S. K. Bhaduri Devotional Madan Theatres Ltd.
Nal Damayanti E. D. Liguoro Patience Cooper, E. D. Liguoro, D. Sarkari, K. Adajania, Albertina, Chhapgar Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
Pundalik Ganpat Shinde Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Pundalik Kanjibhai Rathod Devotional Kohinoor Film Company

R-ZEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Ratnakar S. N. Ray Chunilal Dev, Shosha Mukhi, Sushila Debi Mythology Aurora Cinema Co.
Rukmini Haran Kanjibhai Rathod Khalil, Tara, Moti, Sakina, R. N. Vaidya, Gangaram Mythology Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Rukmini Satyabhama a.k.a. Rukmini Kalyanam a.k.a. Rukmani Sathyabhama a.k.a. The Wedding Of Rukmani R. Nataraja Mudaliar Mythology Indian Film Company, Madras[13]
Sant Tukaram a.k.a. Tukaram Ganpat Shinde Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Sati Madalsa S. N. Patankar Mythology National Film Company
DOP: Shree Nath Patankar
Sati Sulochana G. V. Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Salaam Aleikum Social Oriental Film Company
Shani Prabhav G. V. Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Shivratri C. Legrand Kusum Kumari, Prabodh Bose Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
Subhadra Haran Kanjibhai Rathod Mythology Kohinoor Film Company
Dop; Vishnu B. Joshi
Surekha Haran a.k.a. The Elopement Of Surekha a.k.a. Surekha Abhimanyu Baburao Painter V. Shantaram, Vishnupant Pagnis, Baburao Pendharkar, Ravji Mhaskar, Balasaheb Yadav, Ganpat Bakre, Zunzharrao Pawar, G. R. Mane, Gajrabai Mythology Maharashtra Film Co., Kolhapur
DOP: S. Fattelal
Themuras & Tehmuljee a.k.a. Aflatoon Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
Tridandi Sanyas Vishnupant Divekar Soni, Limaye, Anand Shinde Mythology Bharat Film Company
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Urvashi Vishnupant Divekar Hira Koregaonkar, Limaye, Vithabai Mythology Bharat Film Company
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Valli Thirumanam a.k.a. Valli's Wedding Whittaker Mythology Whittaker
Valmiki G. V. Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Vikram Satva Pariksha G. V. Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Vishwamitra Menaka Kanjibhai Rathod Ali Miyan, Jamna, Kesar, Raja Babu Mythology inoor Film Company
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Vishnu Avatar a.k.a. The Incarnations Of Lord Vishnu Jyotish Bannerjee, C. Legrand Patience Cooper Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
DOP: C. Legrand
Yashoda Nandan a.k.a. Yashoda's Son a.k.a. Shri Radha Krishna Dhirendranath Ganguly, Nitish Lahiri Dhirendranath Ganguly, Sushiladevi, Manmatha Pal, Kunjalal Chakraborty, Pramodasundari, Amodini Dasi, Nitish Lahiri Mythology Indo-British Film Co., Calcutta Jyotish Sarkar

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