The reviews published under this section are useful both to the average cine-goer and the exhibitor. Several technical aspects which are of importance to the exhibitor in his bookings have been treated here in short, maintaining, at the same time, the casual interest of readers in general.
Bombay Talkies Ltd.
Roxy Talkies, Bombay
Date of Release:
15 April 1938
Publicity Circuit Distributors:
Devika Rani, Saroj Borkar, Maya Devi, Ashok Kumar, M Nazir, Gulbadan, Pithawala, Mumtaz Ali, Nazir Bedi, etc.
Screenpla by: Basudev
That eternal flame of mother love which lends halo of sanctity to a woman is the theme of this picture. In the latter parts the picture is pathetic and touching. Several scenes before the interval are rather length, but with every appearance of Devika Rani on the screen, disappointment becomes pleasure. Picture development proclaims the writer as a bit new to his job. Drastic editing especially in the early parts will improve the picture considerably.
Language: Hindi. By J S Casshyap
Dialogues are quite good throughout and beautiful at a couple of places. Songs are not very intelligent though the second part; at song No. 11 is rather clever.
Music by: Saraswati Devi
Classic music, usual with the director, provides the picture with a grim background. Tunes of songs Nos. 10 and 11 are good and popular.
Cinematography by: Wirsching & Pareebha
Very good and upto the usual standard of Bombay Talkies.
Recording by: S B Vacha