Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo
|Directed by||Kundan Kumar|
|Produced by||Bishwanath Prasad Shahabadi|
Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo is Bhojpuri film released in 1963 directed by Kundan Kumar was the first-ever Bhojpuri film. It had music by Chitragupta and songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi.
“Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo” was the first Bhojpuri film in Indian cinema  which was released on February 22, 1963 at Veena Cinema, Patna. The film was directed by Kundan Kumar and produced by Bishwanath Prasad Shahabadi on behest of 1st President of India Desh Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad with initial budget of Rs.150,000 eventually ending up at approximately 500,000. The film was shown to Desh Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad at a special screening organized at Sadaqat Ashram, Patna before its release. The concept of the film is based on Widow Re- marriage and features Kumkum, Ashim Kumar, and Nazir Hussain in lead role. The total duration of the film is 2 hours.
Bishwanath Prasad Shahabadi
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