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Kunwarbai Nu Mameru (1974)

  • Release Date1974
  • GenreBiographical, Devotional
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageGujarati
  • Run Time146 min
  • Length4516.22 meters
  • Number of Reels16
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number76331
  • Certificate Date01/11/1974

"KUNWARBAI NU MAMERU" is in a way biography of great Gujarati poet Narish Mehta, who wrote VAISHNAV-JAN — the favourite song of the father of the nation.

The film depicts various well-known incidents from the life of this devoted poet who was also a social reformer. It narrates how child Narish had to leave his home, how he saw RASLILA, in heaven (Vaikunth), how he underwent his Grihasthashram, how Poper Poet arranged Pompous marriage of Kunwarbai, his daughter, how he was dedicated to the social upliftment of untouchables and how his devotion to God brought a divine end to his illustrious life can be witnessed now on the colour screen.

[from the official press booklet]