Rohini is a 1953 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Kamal Ghosh and produced by S. Mukherjee. It is an adaptation of the Bengali novel Krishnakanter Uil by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. The film was released on 5 November 1953 and failed commercially.

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Directed byKamal Ghosh
Screenplay byS. D. Sundaram
Based onKrishnakanter Uil
by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Produced byS. Mukherjee
StarringS. V. Ranga Rao
Madhuri Devi
CinematographyP. L. Rai
H. S. Venu
Edited byT. N. Vijaykumar[1]
Music byG. Ramanathan
K. V. Mahadevan
D. C. Dutt
Madras Art Productions
Release date
  • 2 November 1953 (1953-11-02)

Plot Edit

A wealthy zamindar writes a will disposing of his property. He does not want to give the entire estate to his son who despises his father. The zamindar wants to give a major portion of the estate to one of his close relatives and he has a sister named Rohini, who is a widow. The zamindar's son persuades Rohini to steal the will and substitute it with a counterfeit. She promptly does so, but after learning of the intentions of the zamindar's son, she changes her decision and tries to replace the counterfeit with the original. She is then caught in the act, leading to a chain of events which includes kidnap and murder.

Cast Edit

Credits adapted from The Hindu:[2]

Production Edit

Rohini was adapted from the Bengali novel Krishnakanter Uil (Krishnakant's Will) by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. It was directed by Kamal Ghosh and produced by S. Mukherjee under Madras Art Productions.[2] The screenplay was written by S. D. Sundaram. G. Ramanathan composed the music, with K. V. Mahadevan and D. C. Dutt, while A. Marudhakasi wrote the lyrics. The cinematography was handled by P. L. Rai and H. S. Venu under the supervision of Ghosh. Hiralal choreographed the dances.[2] The final length of the film was 16,835 feet (5,131 m).[1]

Reception Edit

Rohini was released on 5 November 1953.[3] According to film historian Randor Guy, the film was not a commercial success because of "alleged financial problems". However, he praised the storyline, the cinematography, the direction and the cast performances.[2]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Film News Anandan (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Tamil cinema and its achievements] (in Tamil). Sivagami Publishers. Archived from the original on 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Guy, Randor (19 January 2013). "Rohini 1953". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Rohini". The Indian Express. 5 November 1953. p. 3.

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