Zindagi (1940 film)

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Zindagi
Directed by P.C. Barua
Written by Javed Hussain, Kidar Nath Sharma
Starring K. L. Saigal
Jamuna
Pahari Sanyal
Sitara Devi
Music by Pankaj Mullick
Cinematography P. C. Barua
Production
company
Release dates
  • 1940 (1940)
Running time
120 minutes
Country British Raj
Language Hindi

Zindagi (Life) is a 1940 Indian Bollywood film directed by P.C. Barua. It was the highest grossing Indian film of 1940.[1] The music, by Pankaj Mullick, features songs such as "So Ja Rajkumari" and "Jeevan Asha Hai".[2]It starred K. L. Saigal, Jamuna, Pahari Sanyal, Shyam Laha, Sitara Devi, and Nemo.[3] The film has been described as one of Barua's "most beautiful films, and his last for New Theatres".[4]

The film revolves around Ratan (K.L. Saigal) an unemployed university graduate, and his relationship with Shrimati (Jamuna), who is on the run from her cruel husband.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composer was Pankaj Mullick with lyrics by Kidar Sharma and Arzu Lucknavi.[5] One of the memorable songs from the film was "So Ja Rajkumari Soja".

Songlist[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Hey Diwana Hoon, Diwana Hoon" K. L. Saigal
2 "Bichhada Sajan Aaj Mila Hai"
3 "So Ja Rajkumari So Ja" K. L. Saigal
4 "Door Door Hare Bhare Is Ban Mein"
5 "Jeevan Asha Ye Hai Meri" K. L. Saigal
6 Kaajar Kaahe Daarun Nainan Mein
7 "Main Kya Jaanu Kya Jaadu Hai" K. L. Saigal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Earners 1940". Box Office India. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Ranade, Ashok Da. (1 January 2006). Hindi film song: music beyond boundaries. Bibliophile South Asia. p. 352. ISBN 978-81-85002-64-4. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zindagi (1940)". citwf.com. Alan Goble. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Garga, Bhagwan Das (1996). So many cinemas: the motion picture in India. Eminence Designs. pp. 89–92. ISBN 978-81-900602-1-9. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Songs-Zindagi (1940)". muvyz.com. Muvyz, Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 

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