बंदिनी (Bandini)

The screenplay of the film was written by Nabendu Ghosh, who had previously Bimal Roy films,Devdas (1955), and Sujata (1959). It was based on story Tamasi by Jarasandha, pen name of Charu Chandra Chakrabarti, a former jail superintendent who wrote many stories based on his career as a jailor in Northern Bengal, including many fictional versions of his experiences, Louha-Kapat (1953), Tamasha (1958),Nyaydanda (1961), effective creating a new genre in Bengali literature of prison stories. The principal photography of the film, took place at Mohan Studios in Mumbai, with some parts in Naini Central Jail, Yerwada Central Jail and Bhagalpur Central Jail, and the climax scene on banks of Ganges River at Sahibganj, Directed by Bimal Roy Produced by Bimal Roy Written by Nabendu Ghosh(screenplay) Paul Mahendra (dialogue) Based on Tamasi by Jarasandha Starring Nutan Ashok Kumar Dharmendra Music by Sachin Dev Burman Shailendra(lyrics) Gulzar (lyrics) Cinematography Ka…
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अशोक कुमार (Ashok Kumar)

The boss's wife and leading actress of a leading Film Company runs off with her lead man. She is caught and taken back but not the lead man who is unceremoniously dismissed. So now the company needs a new hero. The boss decides his laboratory assistant would be the Film Company's next leading man. A bizzare film plot??? Hardly. This real life story starred the Bombay Talkies Film Company, it's boss Himansu Rai, lead actress Devika Rani and lead man Najam-ul-Hussain and last but not least its laboratory assistant Ashok Kumar. And thus began an extremely successful acting career that lasted six decades! Ashok Kumar aka Dadamoni was born Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly in Bhagalpur and grew up in Khandwa. He briefly studied law in Calcutta, then joined his future brother-in-law Shashadhar Mukherjee at Bombay Talkies as laboratory assistant before being made its leading man. Ashok Kumar made his debut opposite Devika Rani in Jeevan Naiya (1936) but became …
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