List of Bollywood films of 1922

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A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1922:[1][2][3][4]

1922 in Indian cinema[edit]

  • The first Levy of Entertainment Tax was introduced in Bengal in 1922, followed by its introduction in Bombay in 1923.[5]
  • Fatma Begum, who got her early training acting in plays, started working in films in 1922. Mother to actresses Zubeida, Sultana and Shehzadi, Fatma went on to become the first woman producer and director when she formed her own production company Fatma Films in 1926.[6]
  • Dhirendranath Ganguly, who had initially set up Indo-British Film Studio with Nitish Lahiri in 1918, returned to Hyderabad and started the Lotus Film Company there in 1922 up to 1924. He produced six films in 1922, including Bimata (Stepmother), and acted in Sadhu Aur Shaitan.[7]
  • Manilal Joshi started his career as a director with his debut film Veer Abhimanyu. The film was produced by Ardeshir Irani and Bhogilal K. M. Dave who had started their banner, Star Film Company Ltd. in 1922.[8]

Films[edit]

  • Andhare Alo (The Influence Of Love) a Bengali silent film, was directed by Sisir Bhaduri and Naresh Mitra. It was a debut production from Taj Mahal Films, Calcutta. The story was based on a love triangle written by Saratchandra Chatterjee. It's melodramatic content was appreciated by the critics. The film was claimed to be a "huge hit" at the box-office.[9]
  • Lady Teacher was a social comedy directed by Dhirendranath Ganguly, and is cited as one of the successes of 1922.[7]
  • Pati Bhakti also called Human Emotions was directed by J. J. Madan for his banner Madan Theatres Ltd. The film was based on a play by Harikrishna Jauhar. The Madras censors "demanded" the removal of an "obscene dance" scene.[10] It made actress Patience Cooper, who starred in the film, "one of the biggest star of that time".[11] The film also featured some of the earliest kissing scenes.[12]
  • Sukanya Savitri directed by Kanjibhai Rathod for Kohinoor Film Company, starred Miss Moti, Sakina and Jamna. The story was by Mohanlal Dave. The film remains the only surviving work by Kohinoor and Rathod.[13]
  • Veer Abhimanyu by director Manilal Joshi, also called Virat Swaroop, was a "big-budget mythological" and a first for producers Ardeshir Irani and Bhogilal Dave. It was also a debut for actress Sultana who played the role of Uttara, with Vakil playing Abhimanyu.[10]

A-C[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Ahiravan Mahiravan Vadha G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Bachu Pawar, Shanta Nalgunde, Ghanshyam Singh, Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Ajamil Kanjibhai Rathod Khalil, Jamna, Homi Master, Gangaram Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
Andhare Alo a.k.a. The Influence Of Love Naresh Mitra, Sisir Kumar Bhaduri Durga Rani, Lila Debi, Sisir Kumar Bhaduri, Naresh Mitra, Jogesh Choudhury, Kankabati Social Drama Taj Mahal Film Company Ltd., Calcutta
DOP: Noni Gopal Sanyal
Ashoka a.k.a. Samrat Ashoka Historical Madan Theatres Ltd.
Bhakta Ambarish Kanjibhai Rathod Khalil, Tara, R. N. Vaidya Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Deware
Bhakta Shiromani a.k.a. Rajrishi Ambarish a.k.a. Bhakta Shiromani Dadasaheb Phalke Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
Bhartrahari a.k.a. King Bhartrahari S. N. Patankar Tara Koregaonkar, Thatte Legend National Film Company
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Bhishma Jyotish Bannerjee Master Mohan, Keki Adjania Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
Bhishma Bana Shayya Madanrai Vakil Mythology Star Films Ltd.
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Bhishma Pratigna R. S. Prakash Mythology Star Of The East Film Co.
Bidyasundar a.k.a. The Lover's Trance Sundar Narayan Ray Durgarani Legend Aurora Film Company, Calcutta
DOP: Debi Ghosh
Bimata a.k.a. Bijoy Basant a.k.a. Stepmother Dhirendranath Ganguly Seeta Devi, Dhirendranath Ganguly, Miss Joy Billy Social Lotus Film Co.
Bisha Briksha a.k.a. Bishabriksha a.k.a. Poison Tree Jyotish Bannerjee Durgadas Bannerjee, Miss Light, Basantakumari, Manoranjan Bhattacharya, Gopalchandra Bhattacharya, Lila Debi, Kartik Dey Social Drama Madan Theatres Ltd.
DOP: Jatin Das
Bodana a.k.a. Bhakta Bodhana a.k.a. Shri Ranchhodrai S. N. Patankar Raja Sandow Legend Devotional National Film Company

D-M[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Damaji a.k.a. Bhakta Damaji a.k.a. Bhagwata Bhakta Damaji Baburao Painter Baburao Pendharkar, Sushilabai, Gulabbai, Ravji M. Haskar, N. D. Sarpotdar, Zunzharrao Pawar, Ganpat Bakre Devotional Maharashtra Film Company, Kolhapur
DOP: S. Fattelal
Devi Todi Kanjibhai Rathod Jamna Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Deware
Doom Of The Yadavas a.k.a. Yadav Vinas Mythology Star Films Ltd.
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Draupadi Swayamwar Vishnupant Divekar Kamala Mythology Bharat Cinema Film Company
Draupadi Veni Bandhan a.k.a. The Fall Of The Kauravas a.k.a. Veni Bandhan Vishnupant Divekar S. N. Patankar, Damle, Soni Mythology Bharat Cinema Film Company
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Gangavataran a.k.a. Bhagirathi Ganga Patience Cooper, Dadibhai Sarkari Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
Hara Gouri a.k.a. Lord Shiva And Parvati Dhirendranath Ganguly Religious Lotus Film Company
Hari Talika G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Indrajit a.k.a. Indrajit O Lady Teacher Dhirendranath Ganguly Seeta Devi, Dhirendranath Ganguly Social Lotus Film Company
Jadunath S. N. Patankar Tara Koregaonkar, K. G. Gokhale, Baba Vyas, Trimbakrao Pradhan, Kelkar Legend National Film Company
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Kalidas S. N. Patankar Tara Koregaonkar, Baba Vyas Biopic Devotional National Film Company
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Karna a.k.a. Deserted Son Of Kunti S. N. Patankar Raja Sandow Mythology National Film Company
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Lady Teacher Dhirendranath Ganguly Comedy Lotus Film Company
Laila Majnu J. J. Madan Patience Cooper, H. W. Waring, Miss Dot Foy, Jeanetta Sherwin Romantic Legend Madan Theatres Ltd.
Mahashweta Kadambari a.k.a. Shap Sambhram S. N. Patankar Tara Koregaonkar, Baba Vyas, Thatte, S. N. Patankar Mythology National Film Company
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Malati Madhav Kanjibhai Rathod Khalil, Tara, R. N. Vaidya, Miss Moti, Gangaram Mythology Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Deware

P-R[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Pandavas In Exile a.k.a. Pandav Vanavas G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Bachu Pawar, Sakharam Jadhav Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Parikshit Vithaldas Panchotia Mythology
Parsuram Mythology
Pati Bhakti a.k.a. Pavitra Leelavati a.k.a. Husband Worship J. J. Madan Patience Cooper, Master Mohan, Signorina F. Manelli, Manilal, Sayed Hussain Social Drama Madan Theatres Ltd.
Pitroddhar a.k.a. Ganga The Redeemer Manilal Joshi Mythology Star Films Ltd.
Princess Budur a.k.a. Rajkumari Budur a.k.a. Tale Of Kamar-Al-Zaman J. J. Madan Patience Cooper, Eugenio De Liguoro, Dorothy Bayley, Edna Dalies, Dadibhai Sarkari, Chapgar Costume Fantasy Madan Theatres Ltd.
Radha Vilas Vishnupant Divekar V. Y. Datar, Soni Mythology Bharat Cinema Film Company
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Raja Bhoj Patience Cooper, Albertina Legend Madan Theatres Ltd.
Raja Parikshit a.k.a. Janmejaya's Serpent Sacrifice Manilal Joshi Miss Yakbal Mythology Star Films Ltd.
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Ramayana Jyotish Bannerjee Patience Cooper, Master Bhagaban Das, Signorina F. Mannelli Religious Epic Madan Theatres Ltd.
DOP: Eugenio De Liguoro
Ratnavali a.k.a. The Lady From Lanka Manilal Joshi Miss Yakbal, Elizer Legend Mythology Star Films Ltd.
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Ratnavali a.k.a. Ratnabali a.k.a. Sea Nymph Of Ceylon Jyotish Bannerjee, C. Legrand Patience Cooper, Miss Gohar, Miss Albertina, C. Legrand, Pandit Tulsidutt Saida Legend Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
DOP: C. Legrand

S-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Sadhu Aur Shaitan Nitish Lahiri, Dhirendranath Ganguly Dhirendranath Ganguly, Lina Valentine, Sushilabala, Manmatha Pal Comedy Lotus Film Company, Indo-British Film Co., Calcutta
DOP: Jyotish Sarkar
Sant Namdev a.k.a. Saint Namdeo Dadasaheb Phalke Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Sant Sakhubai G. V. Sane Shanta Nalgunde, Visubhau Nirantar Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Sati a.k.a. Kalighat a.k.a. Daksha Yagna a.k.a. Origin Of Mahakali Temple Patience Cooper Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd
Sati Anjani a.k.a. Birth Of Hanuman S. N. Patankar Tara Koregaonkar, C. C. Shah Biopic Devotional National Film Company
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Sati Toral Kanjibhai Rathod Khalil, Sakina, Miss Moti, Gani Babu Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Deware
Satya Narayan V. S. Nirantar Anna Salunke, Shinde Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Sharmista Devyani Puranic Drama Bharat Cinema Film Company
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Shishupal Vadh a.k.a. The Killing Of Shishupal G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Bachu Pawar, Sonabai, Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Shri Ganesh Janma a.k.a. Ganesh Avatar G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Madhav Malasure Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Shri Markandeya Avtar a.k.a. Shiv Mahima a.k.a. Devotion's Reward S. N. Patankar Damle, C. C. Shah, Baba Vyas Devotional National Film Company
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Shri Satya Narayan Kanjibhai Rathod Khalil, Sakina, Miss Moti, R. N. Vaidya, Tara Gani Babu, Raja Babu Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Sukanya Savitri Kanjibhai Rathod Sakina, Miss Moti, Jamna Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Suryakumari Narayan Deware Khalil, Tara, Miss Moti, Raja Sandow Costume Kohinoor Film Company
Tara The Dancer a.k.a. Nartaki Tara J. J. Madan Patience Cooper, Miss Chandra, Prabhodh Chandra Bose Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
DOP: Charles Creed
Veer Abhimanyu Manilal Joshi Sultana, Fatma Begum, Madanrai Vakil Mythology Star Films Ltd.
Virat Parva Vishnupant Divekar V. Y. Datar, Soni Mythology Bharat Cinema Film Company
DOP: A. P. Karandikar

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