Baba Ramdev (film)

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Baba Ramdev
Baba Ramdev 1963.jpg
Directed by Nawal Mathur
Manibhai Vyas
Produced by Ramraj Nahata
Written by Nawal Mathur
Starring Mahipal
Anita Guha
Narrated by Nawal Mathur
Music by Pandit Shivram
Cinematography Narottam
Edited by I M Kunu
Release date
Running time
144 minutes
Country India
Language Rajasthani

Baba Ramdev is a 1963 Rajasthani language devotional feature film directed by Nawal Mathur and Manibhai Vyas,[1] and based on the life of the Hindu folk deity Ramdev Pir.[2]


The film was made in the 1960s and became a big commercial success, being considered a hit for Rajasthani cinema.[3][4] This was a milestone in the history of the Rajasthani movie industry.[5]

The popular bhajan songs "Khamma Khamma" and "Runecha ra Dhaniya" are from this movie.


88 Rajasthani films had been produhced in the period of mid-1942 to 2004. With the emergence of VCD and DVD technology, films which had otherwise been unavailable for years have become marketable and are being re-released in video format. Baba Ramdev was re-released by 'Modern Videos of Ajmer'.[6]



  1. ^ "Baba Ramdev". Complete Index To World Film. Archived from the original on 24 January 2011. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. ^ Pauwels, Heidi Rika Maria (2007). Heidi Rika Maria Pauwels, ed. Indian literature and popular cinema: recasting classics (illustrated ed.). Routledge. ISBN 9780415447416. 
  3. ^ Garg, M. P. (5 August 2005). "Rajasthan: Neelu turns producer". Screen Weekly. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Rajasthani Art and Culture: Flim Art of Rajasthan". Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  5. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul Willemen (April 1995). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. Oxford University Press. p. 349. ISBN 0-85170-455-7. Retrieved 13 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Garg, M. P. (24 September 2004). "Rajasthan films regain their value, importance". Screen Weekly. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 

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