Swami Vivekananda (1955 film)

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Swami Vivekananda
Release dates 1955
Country India
Language Hindi

Swami Vivekananda was a Hindi language Indian feature film produced and directed by Amar Mullick and starring Ajit Prakash, Bharati Devi, Anubha Gupta Manoranjan Bhattachary etc. The film was based on the biography of Indian Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda. The film is considered a "faithful and memorable documentation feature" on Vivekananda.[1]

Plot[edit]

The eventful life of Swami Vivekananda, his teachings, thoughts, contribution towards society and his relation with his teacher Ramakrishna Paramahamsa are shown in this film. The film has captured different events from his life starting from childhood days to his college days, meeting with his master Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar, relationship with Ramakrishna, austerities undertaken by him and other monastic disciples of Ramakrishna etc.

Cast[edit]

The film directed by Amar Mullick has the following main cast.[2]

  • Ajit Prakash
  • Bharati Devi
  • Anubha Gupta
  • Manoranjan Bhattacharya

Production[edit]

The film was produced by Amar Mallick Productions and directed by Amar Mallick). The music of the film was composed by Rai Chand Boral (known as R.C. Boral) of the New Theatres and Salil Choudhury.[3][4]

Soundtracks[edit]

There are three sound tracks sung by Asha Bhosle and K J Yesudas.[5]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Hey Shivshambho Hey Tripurari"   Shankar Sen Mohammed Rafi 2:53
2. "Abhimaan Ko Mere Chur Karo"   Shankar Sen Talat Mahmood 3:13

Release and reception[edit]

The film was released in 1955 and received mainly positive reviews from critics. According to The Indian Express, the film is a "faithful and memorable documentation feature" on Swami Vivekananda.[1] T. M. Ramachandran, wrote in his book 70 years of Indian cinema, 1913-1983, the film "will ever remain enshrined in the memories of the viewers. The film brought to graphic view the exploits of this cyclonic sage of India".[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Take a little, leave most behind...". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swami Vivekananda (1955)". Internet Media Data Base. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swami Vivekananda (1955)". Internet Media Data Base. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best songs of 1955: And the winners are!". Fact file and trivia. Songs of Yore. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swami Vivekananda (1955)". Internet Media Data Base. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  6. ^ T. M. Ramachandran (1 June 1985). 70 years of Indian cinema, 1913-1983. CINEMA India-International. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-86132-090-5. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

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