Sinhagad is a 1933 Marathi historical fact film directed by V. Shantaram.[1] The production company was Prabhat Film Company. The story was based on Hari Narayan Apte's literary classic novel "Gad Ala Pan Sinha Gela" (I Won The Fort But Lost A Lion).[2] Apte was a famous Marathi novelist of the early twentieth century.[3] The story's screenplay and dialogue were written by Narayan Hari Apte.[4] The cinematographers were V. Avadhoot and Keshavrao Dhaiber.[5] The cast included Master Vinayak, Baburao Pendharkar, Keshavrao Dhaiber, Leela Chandragiri, Shinde, Prabhavati, Budasaheb and Shankarrao Bhosle.[6]

Directed byV. Shantaram
Written byNarayan Hari Apte
Produced byPrabhat Film Company
StarringMaster Vinayak
Keshavrao Dhaiber
Baburao Pendharkar
Shankarrao Bhosle
CinematographyV. Avadhoot
Keshavrao Dhaiber
Music byGovindrao Tembe
Prabhat Film Company
Release date
Running time
134 minutes

The film though based on the classic, followed the schematic pattern of the earlier silent film version by Baburao Painter Sinhagad (1923), and was based on Maratha Emperor Shivaji's Lieutenant, the Koli[7] folk-hero Tanaji Malusare[5] The screenplay writer for both films was Narayan Hari Apte.[8][9]

Plot Edit

Udaybhanu (Baburao Pendharkar) captures Kamlakumari who is planning to commit Sati and brings her to his fort in Kondana. Tanaji Malusare prepares to attack the fort with fifty soldiers. He manages to scale it but is killed in the battle with Udaybhanu. Chatrapati Shivaji maharaj arrives and wins the fort but he is despondent on losing his most trusted Lieutenant.

Cast Edit

Soundtrack Edit

The music director of the film was Govindrao Tembe. The popular songs from the film were Mard Maratha Mawalcha and Jyaachi Kirti Saarya Jagaat.[5]

References Edit

  1. ^ Alan Goble (1 January 1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 12–. ISBN 978-3-11-095194-3.
  2. ^ Prachi Deshpande (13 August 2013). Creative Pasts: Historical Memory and Identity in Western India, 1700-1960. Columbia University Press. pp. 251–. ISBN 978-0-231-51143-8.
  3. ^ K. Moti Gokulsing; Wimal Dissanayake (17 April 2013). Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas. Routledge. pp. 123–. ISBN 978-1-136-77291-7.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b c Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Taylor & Francis. pp. 1994–. ISBN 978-1-135-94325-7.
  6. ^ "Sinhagad". Alan Goble. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Ajay Devgn, Kajol to reunite on screen after nine years for upcoming biopic on Tanaji Malusare". Firstpost. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Sinhagad" – via IMDb.
  9. ^ "Sinhagad" – via IMDb.

External links Edit