indian cinema heritage foundation

Tipu Sultan (1959)

  • GenreHistorical, Action
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length4056.58 meters
  • Number of Reels14
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-27464-MUM
  • Certificate Date16/04/1959
  • Shooting LocationJanata Studios

In eighteenth-century somewhere around 1973 A.D., The East India Company was stretching its sovereign grip over India by persuading different rulers to recognise British regime and were fighting various battles to overthrow the unyielding rulers. In such pursuit, the Britishers fought three battles with Sultan Haider Ali Ruler of Mysore and father of TIPU SULTAN but were every time defected by him.
Somehow, the Britishers succeeded in persuading Nizam of Hyderabad and various other rulers to accepts their sovereignty. This encourages them to throw another ultimate on Haiderali to surrender or be on war. Britishers in alliance with Nizam and various other Rulers attacked retreat. Now Britishers with the connivance of various Indians picked up traitors to conspire Tipu’s fall.

In an attack. When Tipu Sultan was away to Sirangapattam for coronation according to the last wish of his dead father, they fought a battle where they succeeded to capture Bangalore with the help of a traitor General by voluntary surrender. Tipu thus had to give a heavy ransom and hand over his two sons to the Britishers as the War Compensation and the Security of no more. War with Britishers. The Patriotic Individuals mysteriously escaped with the Princes. The Britishers received reliable information about Tipu’s very small military strength at Srirangapttam and thus made a sudden attack but were even then repelled by TIPU SULTAN. The treachery of a General of Sultan Tipu placed TIPU SULTAN in the trap of Britishers and was unawaredly killed by Britishers. He fought a various fierce battle and exhibited a strong human character of a great Patriot and the pioneer Fighter for Independence in India. He was a staunch, independent  National and never subjected himself to slavery.

The powerful history of a brave warrior, great patriot and lover of Hindu-Muslim unity is beautiful portrayed thought the celluloid and is apt enthrill you with the honour and dignity of the Indian Nation.

(From the official press booklet)