Ratna Deepam

Ratna Deepam (transl. Jewelled Lamp) is a 1953 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Debaki Bose.[2] The film stars Abhi Bhattacharya and Anupama.

Ratna Deepam
Ratna Deepam.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDebaki Bose
Produced byDebaki Bose
Written byKannadasan
T. M. Balasubramaniam
Eswara Chadra Sastry
Story byPrabathkumar Chatterjee
StarringAbhi Bhattacharya
Anupama
Sanyal
Music byRobin Chatterjee
CinematographyTheoji Bhai
Edited byKamal Ganguly, Govardhan Adhikari
Production
company
Debaki Bose Productions
Release date
  • 11 September 1953 (1953-09-11) (India)
[1]
Running time
148 mins. (13398 ft.)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

A son in a rich family has gone missing for a long time. A man intrudes into the family feigning as their lost son. He enjoys life with the wealth in the family. However, when the wife approaches him with trust and affection his conscience demands a hearing. Even though he is an imposter he does not want to take advantage of the wife's innocence. Finally it is a victory to the conscience. [3]

CastEdit

List adapted from the database of Film News Anandan.[1]

ProductionEdit

The film was produced and directed by Debaki Bose. Story was written by Prabathkumar Chatterjee and the dialogues were penned by Kannadasan, T. M. Balasubramaniam and Eswara Chandra Sastry. Cinematography was handled by Theoji Bai while the editing was done by Kamal Ganguly and Govardhan Adhikari. Art direction was by Sathyan Rai Choudry. Adhinlal was in charge of choreography. The film was made by Radha Films at New Theatres, Calcutta.[1]

The film was also made in Bengali with the title Ratna Deep and released in 1951.[2]

SoundtrackEdit

Music was composed by Robin Chatterjee while the lyrics were penned by Valampuri Somanathan, Vijayakumar and Papanasam Sivan. A song by Subramania Bharathiyar also was included in the film. Playback singers are M. S. Rajeswari, T. V. Rathinam, Lakshmi Rani, Aiyalur Krishnan and Devanarayanan.[4]

No. Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration
1 Kaanamenum Thanam Kandaen M. S. Rajeswari Vijayakumar
2 Kaadhal Endraale Mana Thunbam
3 Solluven Kaelaayi Soga Kadhai Aiyalur Krishnan & Lakshmi Rani
4 Idaya Veenai Thannaiye Devanarayanan
5 Punidhai Vaazhvu Erindhadhe Valampuri Somanathan
6 Kandadhu Mudhal Aasai Konden T. V. Rathinam Papanasam Sivan
7 Yaaro Idhai Sitrinbam Enbaar
8 Pagaivanukarulvaai Subramania Bharathiyar

ReceptionEdit

The Indian Express wrote, "Portions of the picture have been dubbed in Tamil and this has been done so well as to make it hardly noticeable. The picture has all the flavour of a first hand effort."[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1998. p. 635.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ "dated September 12, 1953: "Ratna Deepam" Movie". The Hindu. 12 September 2003. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  4. ^ Neelamegam, G. (December 2014). Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 61.
  5. ^ "Ratna Deepam". The Indian Express. 11 September 1953. p. 6.