Amar Bhoopali

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Amar Bhoopali
Amar Bhupali.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by V. Shantaram
Produced by V. Shantaram
Written by Vishram Bedekar
Starring Panditrao Nagarkar
Music by Vasant Desai
Cinematography G. Balakrishna
Production
company
Release date
  • 1951 (1951)
Country India
Language Marathi

Amar Bhoopali (English : The Immortal Song, France : Le Chant Immortel) is a 1951 Indian film, produced and directed by V. Shantaram, written by Vishram Bedekar. It is a true story about a simple cow herder who has an innate gift of poetry set in waning days of Maratha confederacy c. early 19th century. It is an ode to the saffron flag of Marathas, calling on people to rise again against the foreign enemy. It was nominated in the category of Grand Prize of the Festival[1] at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

The music for the film was composed by Vasant Desai and lyrics penned by Shahir Honaji Bala. The soundtrack consists of 8 songs, featuring vocals by Panditrao Nagarkar, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.The song "Ghanashyama Sundara" is from this film.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Ghanshyan Sundara Shridhara" Panditrao Nagarkar, Lata Mangeshkar  
2. "Tujya Pritiche Dukhh Mala Daau Nako Re" Lata Mangeshkar  
3. "Latpat Latpat Tujha Chaalan Ga" Lata Mangeshkar  
4. "Saanga Mukund Kuni Ha Paahila" Panditrao Nagarkar, Asha Bhosle  
5. "Ghadi ghadi are Manmohana" Panditrao Nagarkar, Lata Mangeshkar  
6. "Tujhi Majhi Preet" Lata Mangeshkar  
7. "Phadakato Bhagwa Zhenda Gaganaat" Panditrao Nagarkar  

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Reception[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize of the Festival V. Shantaram Nominated

In popular culture[edit]

The 1980s advertisement for the Marathi newspaper Maharashtra Times used the song "Ghanashyam Sundara Shreedhara" as part of its jingle.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards for Amar Bhoopali (1951)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Immortal Song". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 17 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "The best ad jingles of yester years". www.rediff.com. Rediff. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 

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