List of Bollywood films of the 1930s

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A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in the 1930s:

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1930
Ram Rahim E. Bilimoria
Veer Na Ver Moti B. Gidwani Gahar
Sarfarosh Abdur Rashid Kardar lalit rawat Not to be confused with "Sarfarosh" made in 1999.
1931
Alam Ara Ardeshir Irani Master Vithal, Prithviraj Kapoor First ever Hindi film with sound
Bharati Balak Aga Hashr Kashmiri Dadi Sarkari, Mohammad Isaq, Mohan, Surajram, Patience Cooper, Sharifa
Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra J.J. Madan Jehanara Kajjan Nawab Sharifa
Ghar Ki Lakshmi
Shirin Farhad J.J. Madan Nissar, Jehanara Kajjan
1932
Ayodhyecha Raja (Marathi) & Ayodhyaka Raja (Hindi) V._Shantaram First Talkie made in India
Zarina Ezra Mir Nazir Ahmed Khan
1933
Lal-e-Yamen Abdur Rashid Kardar Nazir Ahmed Khan
Abe Hayat Nazir Ahmed Khan
Night Bird Nazir Ahmed Khan
Husn Ka Gulam Jagatrai Pesumal Advani Ashraf Khan, Jani Babu, Gulab, Iqbal, Sardar AkhtarSharifa
1934
Bombai Ki Mohini
Chandragupta Abdur Rashid Kardar Nazir Ahmed Khan
Char Dervesh
Daku Ki Ladki
Delhi ka Thug Nazir Ahmed Khan
Desh Dipak JBH Wadia (Wadia Movietone) Fearless Nadia Master Mohammed, Sharifa, Iqbal, Sardar Mansoor, Boman Shroff, John Cawas, Sayani, Husn Banu
Gul Sanobar Homi Master Ruby Myers as Sulochana, D. Billimoria, Zubeida, Jilloobai, Abdul Kadir Costume Drama
Iraq ka Chor Nazir Ahmed Khan Navinchandra Joshi

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Kala Gulab JBH Wadia (Wadia Movietone) Husn Banu, Sayani, Firoze Dastur, Sharifa, Sarda Mansoor, Gulshan, Jal Khambatta, Jai Dev, M. Mohamed Jamna
Lal-e-Yamen Abdur Rashid Kardar Nazir Ahmed Khan
Miss 1933
Nai Duniya
1935
Pratima Nazir Ahmed Khan
Aadmi Aur Padosi
Aurat
Hind Kesari JBH Wadia (Wadia Movietone) Husn Banu, Bashir, Bismillah, Sardar Mansoor, Master Mohammed, Gulshan
Desh Deepak JBH Wadia(Wadia Movietone) Fearless Nadia [1]
Devdas P.C. Barua K. L. Saigal, Jamuna Barua, T. R. Rajakumari Based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay play.[2]
Noor-E-Yaman JBH Wadia (Wadia Movietone) Fearless Nadia Sharifa [1]
Ek Hi Raasta
Hunter Wali Batuk Bhatt Basant Pictures Boman Shroff Gulsham Jaidev John Cawas Master Mohammed Sayani Atish Fearless Nadia Sharifa
Sairandhri V. Shantaram (Prabhat Films) Master Vinayak, Shakuntala Paranjpye Mythological film India's first colour film (processed and printed in Germany).[3]
Watan
1936
Achhut Kanya Franz Osten Ashok Kumar, Devika Rani Social Deals with social position of the Dalit Produced by Himanshu Rai
Ashiana Sukumar Dasgupta Devbala, Manilal, Jeevan, Satyanath Social Music: Niren Lahiri
Dukhiyari Nazir Ahmed Khan
Fauladi Mukka R. N. Vaidya (Wadia Movietone) Master Chotu Husn Banu Sayani Harishchandra Rao Nazir Begum Dalpat M. Shahjahan
Mamta
Janmabhoomi
Jai Bharat Homi Wadia (Wadia Movietone) Sardar Mansoor Gulshan Master Mohammed Jal Khambatta Bismillah Husn Banu Sayani
Mr. & Mrs. Bombay
Hurricane Hansa R. N. Vaidya(Wadia Movietone) Sardar Mansoor Fearless Nadia Master Mohammed John Cawas Boman Shroff Dalpat Sayani Husn Banu Master Chotu
Naujawan Aspi Irani(Wadia Movietone) Gulshan Harishchandra Rao Miya Allavally Mino The Mystic Husn Banu
Jeevan Naiya Franz Osten Ashok Kumar, Devika Rani
1937
Daulat S. M. Yusuf Agha, Brijmala, Chandrarao, Harishchandra, Khatun
Duniya Na Mane V. Shantaram Shanta Apte, Keshavrao Date Social classic Prabhat Film Company
Sitara Nazir Ahmed Khan
Kisan Kanya Moti B. Gidvani Padmadevi, Jillo India's first indigenously made colour film.
Naujawan India first film without song.
Parakh
Shama Parwana D. N. Madhok Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Noor Mohammed Charlie, Dixit, Kesari Social Music: Bannekhan
The President Nitin Bose Kundan Lal Saigal
Zameen Ka Chand
Lootaru lalna Homi Wadia Fearless Nadia
Gangavataran Dadasaheb Phalke Chitnis, Suresh Pardesi Mythological
1938
Baghban Abdur Rashid Kardar Nazir Ahmed Khan
Joshe Islam Nazir Ahmed Khan
Adhikar
Bhabhi Nazir Ahmed Khan
Mother India 1938 Gunjal Sharifa
1939
Leatherface
Prem Sagar
Apni Nagaria Nazir Ahmed Khan
Pukar Chandra Mohan, Naseem Banoo, Sohrab Modi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sinha, Ajay (2005). Bollyworld:popular Indian cinema through a transnational lens. SAGE. 
  2. ^ NFAI. "Devdas 1935". 
  3. ^ Milestone 1937 Bollywood: a guidebook to popular Hindi cinema by Tejaswini Ganti. Routledge, 2004. ISBN 0-415-28853-3. page 208 .