Chitralekha (1941 film)
|Directed by||Kidar Sharma|
by Bhagwati Charan Verma
|Music by||Ustad Jhande Khan|
Chitralekha is a 1941 Indian Bollywood film, directed by Kidar Sharma and based on 1934 Hindi novel by the same name by Bhagwati Charan Verma. Its music is by noted classical musician Ustad Jhande Khan, giving popular songs like "Sun sun Neelkamal Muskaye," "Saiyyan Saware Bhaye Baware," and "Tum Jao Bde Bhagwan Bane, Insaan Bano."
It was the second-highest grossing Indian film of 1941. Khan used he used classical Ragas like Bhairavi and Asavari to the score making it influential for classical based Hindi film songs. This was the debut of actor Bharat Bhushan, who later achieved fame with Bhaiju Bawra (1952). Sharma cast Mehtab as he felt she was "perfect" for the role of Chitralekha. Mehtab achieved both fame and notierity with the famous bathing scene in the film.
- Miss Mehtab as Chitralekha
- Nandrekar as Samant Bijgupt
- A.S. Gyani as Kumargiri
- Monica Desai as Yashodhara
- Ram Dulari
- Leela Mishra
- Ganpatrai Premi as Mrityunjay
- Bharat Bhushan
- Gulzar, p. 282
- "Top Earners 1941". Box Office India. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
- , p. 270
- Gulzar, p. 533
- Kidar Sharma (2002). The one and lonely Kidar Sharma, (an anecdotal autobiography). Bluejay Books. p. 178. ISBN 978-81-87075-96-7. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
- Chitralekha at the Internet Movie Database
- Gulzar; Govind Nihalani; Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 335. ISBN 8179910660.
- Gregory D. Booth (2008). Behind the curtain: making music in Mumbai's film studios. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195327640.
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