Dena Paona

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Dena Paona
Dena paona 1931.jpg
A scene from Dena Paona, 1931 - the first Bengali talkie
Directed by Premankur Atorthy
Produced by New Theatres
Written by Saratchandra Chattopadhyay
Starring Bhanu Bannerjee
Uttam Kumar
Music by Nripen Majumder
Rai Chand Boral
Cinematography Nitin Bose
Release dates
  • 30 December 1931 (1931-12-30)
Country India
Language Bengali

Dena Paona [1][2](Bengali: দেনা পাওনা) is a 1931 Bengali film directed by Premankur Atorthy, starring Amar Mullick, Durga Das Bannerjee, Jahar Ganguly, Nibhanani Devi and Bhanu Bandyopadhyay. Based on a novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay and produced by New Theatres, it is credited as the one of first Bengali talkies, and along with Alam Ara, was one of the first sound films produced in India. The film explored the ills of the dowry system and touched on the problems of female oppression in 19th century Bengal.


Jibananda is a drunkard zamindar. Ekkari is his companion in all his sinful deeds and greed for money. Sorashi is the priestess in the local Chandi temple and the ex-wife of Jibananda. She is adamant and responsible, but stubborn and honest. She has immense influence in certain sections of local society. When


  1. ^ "Dena Paona (1931)". Retrieved 2008-10-23. 
  2. ^ "DENA PAONA - Film Database - Movie Database". Retrieved 2008-10-23. 

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