List of Bollywood films of 1940

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A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1940:

Top grossing films[edit]

The top five grossing films at the Indian Box Office in 1940:[1]

1940
Rank
Title Notes
1. Zindagi
2. Bandhan
3. Achhut
4. Pagal
5. Nartaki

A[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1940
Aaj Ka Hindustan Jayant Desai Rose, Prithviraj Kapoor, SitaraDevi, Ishwarlal, Yakub, Kalyani, Tarabai, Charubala, Charlie Social Music: Khemchand Prakash
Lyrics: D. N. Madhok
Aaj Ki Duniya G.P. Pawar Trilok Kapoor, Ashalata, Jeevan, Vatsala Kumtekar, Gulab, Nazir Kashmiri, S. Nazir Social Music: Pratap Mukherji
Lyrics: A. Karim
Aandhi Dinesh Ranjan Das Pankaj Mullick, Khursheed, Molina Devi, K. C. Dey, Sulekha, Sham Laha, Nemo Social Music: K. C. Dey
Lyrics: Arzu Lucknavi
Abla Ki Shakti Munshi Dil Lucknowi Jehanara Kajjan, Khalil, Premlata, Phool Kumari Social Music: C. Solanki
Lyrics: Ustad Hussain Jan
Achhut Chandulal Shah Gohar Mamajiwala, Motilal, Vasanti, Mazhar Khan, Sitara Devi, Trilok Kapoor, Charlie, Dixit, Lala Yaqub, Ibrahim, Rajkumari Social Drama Music: Gyan Dutt
Lyrics: Pyare Lal Santoshi
Aflatoon Aurat Kikubhai Desai Moti, Mallika Pukhraj, Sardar Mansur, Kanta Kumari, Vatsala Kumtekar, S. Vazre, Bose, Razak, Dhulia, Bashir, Mirajkar Action Music: Damodar Sharma
Lyrics: Munshi Aziz
Alakh Niranjan a.k.a. Gorakhnath Bhalji Pendharkar Nandrekar, Leela, Raja Paranjpe, Vimal Sardesai, Chandrakant Devotional Music: Koregaonkar Dutta
Lyrics: Pandit Anand Kumar
Alibaba Mehboob Khan Surendra, Sardar Akhtar, Ghulam Mohammed, Jagdish Fantasy, Adventure Music: Anil Biswas
Lyrics: Aah Sitapuri
Anarbala A. M. Khan Benjamin, Jani Babu, Shanta Kashmiri, N. A. Ansari, Usha Rani, M. Musa, Indira, Ameena, Rafiqe Horror Music: Master Mohammed
Lyrics: Munshi Nayab
Anjaam Kanjibhai Rathod Anil Kumar, Mehar Sultana, Rajkumari, Yashwant Dave, Samson, Fazlu Costume Music: Shanti Kumar
Lyrics: Kabil Amritsari
Anuradha Mohan Sinha Maya Banerjee, Trilok Kapoor, Jeevan, Vatsala Kumtekar, Shyam Sunder, Anant Marathe, S, Nazir, Agha, Ghulam Rasool, Mehdi Raza, Bibijan Social Music: Badri Prasad
Lyrics: Lajpat Rai
Apni Nagariya Gunjal Shobhana Samarth, Nazir, Jayant, K. N. Singh, Shanta Dutt, Madhavi, Bibijan, Keki Bawa Social Music: Rafiqe Ghaznavi
Lyrics: Aah Sitapuri, Pandit Indra
Aurat Mehboob Khan Sardar Akhtar, Surendra, Yakub, Jyoti, Kanhaiyalal, Arun Kumar, Harish, Brij Rani, Vatsala Kumtekar, Sunalini Devi Social Family Drama Music: Anil Biswas
Lyrics: Safdar Aah
Azad N.R. Acharya Leela Chitnis, Ashok Kumar, Hansa Wadkar, Mumtaz Ali, Nazir Bedi, Rama Shukal, Nana Palsikar, D. V. Surve, Ramchandra Pal Social Music: Saraswati Devi
Lyrics: J S Kashyap
Azadi-e-Watan Dinshaw Billimoria Mallika Pukhraj, D. Billimoria, W. M. Khan, Ashraf Khan, Ghulam Mohammed, Abdul Qadir Social Music: Munshi Dil
Lyrics: Munshi Dil

B-D[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Bahurani a.k.a Daughter-in-Law R.S. Junnarkar, Mubarak Kishore Sahu, Rose, Anuradha, Mubarak, Madhurika, Pratima Devi, Masood, Nana Palsikar Family Music: Rafiq Ghaznavi
Lyrics: J. S. Kashyap, Azad
Bandhan N. R. Acharya Ashok Kumar, Leela Chitnis, Arun Kumar, P. F. Pithavala, V. H. Desai, Shah Nawaz, Purnima Desai, Jagganath Romantic Drama Music: Saraswati Devi, Ramchandra Pal
Lyrics: Kavi Pradeep
Bharosa Sohrab Modi Chandra Mohan, Sardar Akhtar, Mazhar Khan, Maya Devi, E. Tarapore, Sheela, Abu Bakar Social Music: G. P. Kapoor
Lyrics: Lalchand Bismil
Bholi Lutaran A. M. Khan Zohra Sehgal, Umakant, Ameena, Jani Babu, Shiraz, A. M. Khan, Ata Mohammed, Sadiq Costume Music: Haribhai Mistry, Master Mohammedd
Lyrics: Munshi Nayab
Captain Kishori K. Amarnath Nazir, Lalita Pawar, Yasmin, Agha Action Music: Ram Gopal Pande
Aslam Noori
Chalti Duniya Gunjal, B. Marzban Padma Devi, Rafiq Ghaznavi, . Lakshmi, Ghulam Rasool, Leelavati, Action Music: Ram Gopal Pande
Lyrics:
Chingari Sarvottam Badami Prithviraj Kapoor, Sabita Devi, Keshavrao Date, E. Billimoria, Sunalini Devi, Khatoon, Bhagwandas, Mira, Tarabai Social Music: Gyan Dutt
Lyrics: J. S. Kashyap
Civil Marriage Ramchandra Thakur Snehprabha Pradhan, Harish, Arun Kumar, Kayam Ali, Sankatha Prasad, Bhudo Advani, Putlibai Social Music: Anupam Ghatak
Lyrics: Kanhaiyalal
Deepak Dwarka Khosla Prithviraj Kapoor, Ashalata, Jeevan, Anant Marathe, S. Nazir, Vatsala Kumtekar, Nazir Kashmiri, Baby Suman Social Music: Timir Baran
Lyrics: Lajpat Rai
Deepak Mahal Nanubhai Vakil Anil Kumar, Sarojini, Bibijan, Mirajkar, Indira, Khalil, Majid Fantasy Music: Ram Gopal Pande
Lyrics: B. R. Batish, Pandit Anuj
Desh Bhakta A. H. Essa Wazir Mohammed Khan, Harishchandra, Ashalata, Kashmiri, Gope, Agha, Nissar, Shah Nawaz, Pir Mohamed Social Music: V. K. Naidu
Lyrics: Waheed Qureshi, Shaifta
Dharma Bandhan Jagatrai Pesumal Advani Khursheed, Yusuf Effendi, Shyam Sunder, Zebunissa, Kaushalya, Jani Babu Social Music: B. R. Devdhar
Lyrics:
Diamond Queen Homi Wadia Fearless Nadia, John Cawas, Radha Rani, Sayani Atish, Sardar Mansur, Dalpat, Boman Shroff Adventure Action Comedy Music: Madhaval Damodar Master Lyrics: Munshi Sham
Diwali Jayant Desai Motilal, Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Keshavrao Date, Dixit, Indubala, Suresh, Kesari, Vasanti, M. Bhagwandas Social Music: Khemchand Prakash
Lyrics: Pyare Lal Santoshi, D. N. Madhok, and Pandit Sudarshan
Dorangia Daku Harnam Singh Rawail Pushpa Rani, Sunder, Ghulam Mohammed, Baburao Pehalwan Action Music: G. K. Rampuri
Lyrics:

E-J[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Ek Hi Bhool Vijay Bhatt Mehtab, P. Jairaj, Umakant, Prahlad dutt, Munshi Khanjar, Baby Meena Kumari Social Drama Music: Shankar Rao Vyas
Lyrics: Pandit Anuj
Geeta Parshwanath Yeshwant Altekar Chandra Mohan, Durga Khote, Anant Marathe, Ashalata, Kashmiri, Vatsala Kumtekar, Keki Bawa, Suman Social Music: D. P. Koregaonkar
Lyrics: S. P. Kalla
Ghar Ki Rani Master Vinayak Master Vinayak, Meenakshi, Leela Chitnis, Baburao Pendharkar, Damuanna Malvankar, Kusuk Deshpande, Salvi Family Drama Music: Chandekar
Lyrics:
Golibar Nanubhai Vakil Moti, Navinchandra, Kanta Kumari, Vasantrao Pehalwan, Mirajkar, Sardar Mansur, Dhulia, Razaq, Bacha, S. L. Puri Action Music: Damodar Sharma
Lyrics:
Haar Jeet Amar Mullick Kanan Devi, Pahadi Sanyal, Meera Dutta, Chhaya Devi, Nawab, Madho Shukla, Nand Kishore, Nemo, Ghulam Hussain Social Music: R. C. Boral
Lyrics: Arzu Luckhnavi, Kidar Sharma
Haiwan A. M. Khan Sitara Devi, Alaknanda, Bachchu, Tarabai Action Music: R. Pande
Lyrics:
Hatimtai Ki Beti Nanubhai Vakil Sarojini, Anil Kumar, Indurani, Anwaribai, Sayid Ahmed, Bibijan Music: B. R. Batish, Master Madhavlal Damodar
Lyrics: Pandit Anuj
Hind Ka Lal Homi Wadia, Ramji Arya Radharani, Sardar Mansur, Boman Shroff, Dalpat, Mithu Miyan, Gulshan, Kasturi, Dilawar, Azurie, Nazira, Master Mohammed, Bismillah Action Music: Madhavlal Damodar Master
Lyrics: Ata Biswani
Hindustan Hamara Ram Daryani Jamuna, Padmadevi, Nandrekar, Ram Dulari, Devaskar, Hari Shivdasani, Badri Prasad Social Music: B. Chatterji
Lyrics: Arzu Luckhnavi
Holi Abdul Rashid Kardar Motilal, Khursheed, Ishwarlal, Sitara Devi, Ghory, Dixit, Lala Yaqub, Tarabai, Mirza Musharraf, Keshavrao Date, Bhagwandas Social Drama Music: Khemchand Prakash
Lyrics: D. N. Madhok
Jadui Kangan Nanubhai Vakil Master Vithal, Kokila, Rajkumari, Sunita Devi, Kamal, Nawaz, Sadique, Majid, Krishna Kumari, Haroon, Mohanlal Mishra Fantasy Music: Shanti Kumar
Lyrics: Pandit Phani
Jadu Nagri B. Apte Rajkumari, Yashwant Dave, Shamim, Tarabai Fantasy Music: Shanti Kumar Desai
Lyrics: Kabil Amritsari
Jagat Mohini Chunilal Parikh Master Vithal, Kokila, Sunita Devi, Majid, Kamal, Krishna Kumari Sr., Mohanlal, Mishra, Haroon, Amritlal Nagar Music: Madhavlal Master
Lyrics: Pandit Phani
Jai Swadesh Aspi Irani Radharani, Benjamin, Sayani Atish, Vatsala Kumtekar, Azurie, Abdul Haq Action Social Music: Madhavlal Master
Lyrics: Waheed Qureshi
Jhuthi Sharm Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani Trilok Kapoor, Bimla Kumari, Navin Yagnik, Nirmala Devi, Rajkumari, Nayampalli, Rai Mohan, Sharifa Social Music: Badri Prasad
Lyrics: D. N. Madhok

K-N[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Kalyani Premankur Atorthy Rattanbai, W. M. Khan, Ghulam Mohammed, Jilloobai, Mukhtar, Kesar, Jamshedji, Sayed Ahmed Social Music: H. C. Bali
Lyrics: Pyare Lal Santoshi
Kumkum the Dancer Modhu Bose Sadhona Bose, Dhiraj Bhattacharya, Preeti Majumdar, Moni Chatterjee, Kayam Ali, Padma Devi, Lalit Roy, M. Ishaq, Bhudo Advani, Kamta Prasad, Jamshedji Costume Drama Music: Timir Baran
Lyrics: Pandit Sudarshan
Kanyadan V. M. Vyas Kalyani Ds, Ashiq Hussain, Shamim, Ghulam Mohammed, Jamshedji, Hadi, Jilloobai Social Music: Mushtaq Hussain
Lyrics: A. Shah
Laxmi Mohan Sinha Kumar, Ishrat Sultana, Maya, Bibbo, Jeevan, Gope, Bibijan, Ghulam Rasool, Mehdi Raja Social Music: Timir Baran
Lyrics: Mohan Sinha
Main Hari Gajanan Jagirdar Navin Yagnik, Naseem, Maya Devi, Ghulam Hussain, Hari Shivdasani Social Music: Mir Sahib
Lyrics: Kamal Amrohi
Madari Mohan Babu Rao Pokal, R, Varde Satyarani, Devaskar, Sunita Devi, Ramchandra Varde, Vasant Kanse, Kashinath, Tara Fantasy Music: B R Deodhar, K Narayan Rao
Lyrics: B. G. Joglekar, Pandit Phani
Matwali Mira Prafulla Roy Husn Banu, Nissar, Sultana Banu, Ranjit Kumari, Fakir Mohammed, Kamla, Fida Hussain Devotional Music: Brijlal Verma
Lyrics:
Mohini Madhukar Bavdekar, Annasaheb Rajopadhye Master Vithal Music:
Lyrics:
Musafir Chaturbhuj Doshi Ishwarlal, Khursheed, Yakub, Charlie, Vasanti, Bhupatrai, Kesari, Mirza Musharaf, Bhagwandas Social Music: Gyan Dutt
Lyrics: D. N. Madhok
Narsi Bhagat Vijay Bhatt Vishnupant Pagnis, Durga Khote, Pande, Vimla Vashishta, Ram Marathe, Baby Indira, Amirbai Karnataki Biopic Music: Shankar Rao Vyas
Lyrics: Sampatlal Shrivastav Anuj, Baalam
Nartaki Debaki Bose Leela Desai, Najmul Hussain, Wasti, Jagdish Sethi, Bhanu Bannerjee, Sailen Choudhury, Nand Kishore, Bikram Kapoor, Panna Kapoor Period Costume Music: Pankaj Mullick
Lyrics: Arzu Lucknavi
Nirali Duniya V.M. Vyas Lalita Pawar, E. Billimoria, Shamim, Jal Merchant, Kalyani Das, Fakir Mohammed, Begum Mukhtar, Gulzar, Hadi Costume Music: Mushtaq Hussain
Lyrics: Ehsan Rizvi

O-R[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Pagal Abdul Rashid Kardar Madhuri, Prithviraj Kapoor, Yakub, Sitara Devi, Trilok Kapoor, Charlie, Sunalini Devi, Khatoon, Tarabai, Charlie, Bhatkar, Tarabai Social Drama Music: Khemchand Prakash
Lyrics: Pyare Lal Santoshi, D. N. Madhok
Pak Daman Rustom Modi Firoz Dastur, Ghulam Mohammed, Menaka, Mehboob Khan, Abu Bakar, Mira, Muzaffar Adeeb, Leela Costume Drama Music: K. M. Pawar
Lyrics:
Pooja Abdul Rashid Kardar Sardar Akhtar, Sitara Devi, Zahur Raja, Mina, Satish, Sunalini Devi, Bhudo Advani, Kanhaiyalal, Shakir, Jyoti, Amir Banu, Sankatha Prasad, Ram Avtar Social Music: Anil Biswas
Lyrics: Shatir Ghaznavi
Prem Nagar Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani Husn Banu, Nagendra, Bimla Kumari, Fatty Prasad, Rai Mohan, Ramanand, Gulzar Social First film for Naushad as independent MD[2] Music: Naushad
Lyrics: D. N. Madhok
Punar Milan Najam Naqvi Kishore Sahu, Snehprabha Pradhan, Anjali Devi, Shah Nawaz, Sunalini Devi, Pithawala, Mumtaz Ali, S. Baburao, Mumtaz Begum Social Music: Ramchandra Pal
Lyrics: J. S. Kashyap
Pyaar Dhirubhai Desai Mehar Sultana, Samson, Rajkumri, Prakash, Anwaribai, Ishwarlal, Fazlu Costume Music: Shanti Kumar Desai
Lyrics: Kabil Amritsari
Qaidi S.F. Hasnain Madhuri, Ramola, Nandrekar, Mehtab, Monica Desai, Ibrahim, Leela Mishra, Wasti Social Music: B. Chatterji
Lyrics: Mirza Ghalib, Arzu Luckhnavi
Rangila Jawan S.M. Yusuf Agha, Mehar Sultana, Harishchandra Rao, Ashalata, Kashmiri, Gulshan Sufi, Prabha Devi, Rajni, Iqbal, Maruti, Ramlal, W. M. Khan Gangaram, Gangoobai Social Music: Vasant Kumar
Lyrics:
Rani Sahiba Dhirubhai Desai, Chunilal Parekh Rajkumari, Prakash, Samson, Bulbule, Jayant, Urmila Action Music: Shantikumar Desai
Lyrics: Shyam Babu Pathak, Kabil Amritsari
Reshmi Sari G.P. Pawar Moti, Vasant, Sofia, S. L. Puri, Ganpat Rao, Dhulia, Vazre Social Family Drama Music: Dam
Lyrics: Munshi Aziz, I. C. Kapoor

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Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Sant Dnyaneshwar Vishnupant Govind Damle, Sheikh Fattelal Shahu Modak, Sumati Gupte, Datta Dharmadhikari, Pandit, Yashwant, Manju, Madhukar, Shanta Majumdar, Sumitra Biopic Devotional Music: Keshavrao Bhole
Lyrics: Pyare Lal Santoshi, Shantaram Athavale, Pandit Mukhram Sharma
Sajani Sarvottam Badami Noor Jehan, Prithviraj Kapoor, Sabita Devi, Snehprabha Pradhan, Ghory, Tarabai, Dixit, Shakir, Kesari Romantic Drama Music: Gyan Dutt
Lyrics: Pyare Lal Santoshi
Sandesha Nazir Yasmin, Nazir, Ashiq Hussain, Majid Khan, Baby Madhuri, Sadiq, Ram Avtar, Janardhan Sharma, J. Sushila Romantic Drama Music: B. R. Batish
Lyrics: Munshi Dil
Sanskar V. C. Desai Rose, Harish, Jyoti, Kaushalya, Satish, Sunalini Devi, Waheedan, Agha Jani, Gulzar, Amir Banu, Bhudo Advani Social Music: Ashok Ghosh
Lyrics: Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi
Sardar Dwarka Khosla Jayant, Pramila, M. Nazir, Lallo Bhai, Nirmala Devi, Amirbai Karnataki, Munshi Khanjar Costume Music: Shanker Rao Vyas
Lyrics: Pandit Anuj, Pandit Balam
Saubhagya Chimanlal Luhar Prem Adib, Shobhana Samarth, Snehprabha Pradhan, K. N. Singh, Sushil Kumar, Gulab, Majid Social Music: Harishchandra Bali
Lyrics: Pyare Lal Santoshi
Shamsherbaaz Balwant Bhatt E. Bilimoria, Ashalata, Gope, Vatsala Kumtekar, Agha, S. Nazir, Kashmiri, Gulab, Karim Action Music: Shyam Babu Pathak
Lyrics: Pandit Anuj
Sneh Bandhan Jagatrai Pesumal Advani E. Bilimoria, Pratima Devi, Bibbo, Navin Yagnik, Rajkumari, Muzzamil, Dhulia, Anwaribai Romance Drama Music: Pannalal Ghosh
Lyrics: Narayan Prasad Betab
Suhag Balwant Bhatt Mazhar Khan, Kumar, Bibbo, Ashalata, Kashmiri, S. Nazir, Ghulam Rasool, P. R. Joshi, Mehdi Raja Social Family Drama Music: Timir Baran
Lyrics: Pandit Indra, Karim

T-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Tatar Ka Chor K. Amarnath Yakub, Indurani, Vatsala Kumtekar, Gulab, Nawaz, Hiralal, W. M. Khan, Meera, Haroon, Sadiq Action, Fantasy Music: Ramlal Pande
Lyrics: B. R. Batish, Ehsan Rizvi
Toofan Chaturbhai Patel Bhim, Indira, Maruti Rao, Raj Rani, Kamala Warerkar Action Music: S. Bir Singh
Lyrics: S. Bir Singh
Usha Haran Varma Mubarak, Ulhas, Gauhar Jr., Sultana, Pransukh Mythology Music:
Lyrics:
Vasiyat K. M. Multani E. Tarapore, Sheela, Gajanan Jagirdar, Pratap, Ghulam Hussain, Sunalini Devi, Abbas, Naval Social Music: Khan Mastana
Lyrics: Abdul Baqi
Vijay Kumar Aspi Irani, Raja Yagnik Sardar Mansur, Sarita Devi, Violet Cooper, Sayani Atish, Dalpat, Master Mohammed, Bismillah, Gulshan, Jamila, Mithu Miyan Action, Musical, Drama Wadia Movietone. Music: Madhavlal Damodar Master
Lyrics:
Virginia K. M. Multani Manjula, W. M. Khan, Rajkumari, Pratap, David Action Music: Khan Mastana
Lyrics: Ehsan Rizvi, Abdul Baqi
Wayda Rafiq Rizvi Violet Cooper, Satish, Kokila, Brij Rani, Mohammad Ishaq, Mirza Musharraf, Iqbal Begum, A. R. Pahelwan, Khalil Social Music: Ali Bux
Lyrics: Ehsan Rizvi
Yaad Rahe N. Bulchandani Sushila, Akhtar Nawaz, Shyam Sunder, Ram Pyari, Kamla Jharia, Akbar Khan, Ranjit, J. Sushila Social Music: G. K. Rampuri
Lyrics:
Zindagi P. C. Barua K. L. Saigal, Jamuna, Pahari Sanyal, Sitara Devi, Nemo, Ashalata, Kashmiri, Sham Laha, Bikram Kapoor, Manorama Romantic Social Drama Saigal song “So Ja Rajkumari So ja”. Music: Pankaj Mullick
Lyrics: Kidar Sharma

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Office India. "Top Earners 1940". boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 2009-02-06. Retrieved 10 July 2008. 
  2. ^ Bharatan, Raju (2013). Naushadnama The Life and Music of Naushad (1st ed.). India: Hay House. ISBN 9789381431931. 

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