List of Bollywood films of 1924

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A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1924:[1][2][3][4]

1924 in Indian cinema[edit]

  • Master Vithal made his debut as a dancing girl in Kalyan Khajina also called The Treasures of Khajina, directed by Baburao Painter.[5]
  • Khalil, termed as the "First Star" made his debut as a hero in Gul-E-Bakavali. He played a supporting role in the film Kala Naag.[6]

Films[edit]

  • Bismi Sadi also called 20th Century is cited as the start of melodrama films. It was directed by Homi Master and was the story of a hawker turned into a ruthless mill-owner.[7]
  • Gul-E-Bakavali was directed by Kanjibhai Rathod for Dwarkadas Sampat's Kohinoor Film Company banner. Made as a fantasy, the film was a big success breaking records and running in theatres for fourteen weeks.[8]
  • Kala Naag is a 1924 silent action thriller film directed by Kanjibhai Rathod and assisted by Homi Master. Produced under the Kohinoor Co, Bombay, it was the first "recorded example" with real-life characters based on the Champsi-Haridas Murder case in Bombay.[7] The film aimed at a "pan-Indian" audience was a commercial success. Homi Master played the lead role.[9]
  • Poona Raided was directed by B. V. Warerkar. The film is acclaimed as one of Mama Warerkar's finest directorial ventures. The historical was based on the 17th century Maratha Emperor Shivaji's resistance and counter-attack following the raid on Poona by Aurangzeb. The film was also the debut of Sundarrao Nadkarni, in a small role.[10]
  • Prithvi Vallabh directed by Homi Master was based on K. M. Munshi's Gujarati novel Prithivivallabh. The film was a success at the box-office and was "widely acclaimed".[8]
  • Kalyan Khajina directed by Baburao Painter was a historical adventure movie based on the heroic actions of the 17th Century Maratha emperor Shivaji.[5]
  • Sati Padmini directed by Baburao Painter was about the Rajput queen Padmini of Chittor. The film received favourable reviews in the British Press when it was released at the British Empire exhibition at Wembley.[5]
  • Sati Sardarba was directed by Nanubhai Desai for his newly launched Saraswati Film Company banner. It starred Fatma Begum with Sultana and Zubeida and is stated to have become a big success commercially.[11]

A-J[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1924
Ashwathama Dadasaheb Phalke Bhaurao Datar, Dada Pendse, Gotiram, Madhav Malusare Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Atma Bal a.k.a. Sundar Kamdar Elizer, Asooji Majestic Film Co.
Bal Shringee or Bal Shringi Mythology Eastern Film Co., Baroda
Bali Yagna V. K. Pattani Nanubhai, Batukbhai Vaidya Mythology Saurashtra Film Co., Rajkot
DOP:Champaklal Pattani
Bali Yagna a.k.a. Self-surrender At The Feet of the Master Kanjibhai Rathod Mythology
Bismi Sadi a.k.a. Twentieth Century Homi Master Raja Sandow, Miss Moti, Noor Mohammed Charlie Social Kohinoor Film Co.
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Bhakta Sudhanva Devotional Star Films Ltd.
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Chandan Malayagiri Naval Gandhi Majestic Film Co.
Chandragupta And Mahatma Chanakya a.k.a. Chandragupta Chanakya Jilloobai, Asooji Historical Star Films Ltd.
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Chandranath Naresh Mitra Durgadas Bannerjee, Nirmalbala, Naresh Mitra, Jogesh Chowdhury Social Taj Mahal Film Co, Calcutta
DOP: Noni gopal Sanyal
Datta Janma a.k.a. Sati Ansuya G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Bachu, Ashraben, Motiram Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke, Chauhan
Dhruva Charitra a.k.a. The Story Of Dhruva Jyotish Bannerjee Patience Cooper, Dadabhai Sarkari, Signor P. Mannelli, Signorina F. Mannelli, James Mcgrath, Master Mohan, M. Monilal, Agha Hashar Kashmiri Mythology Select Oriental Films, Madan Theatres Ltd.
DOP: Eugenio D. Liguoro
Draupadi Bhagya a.k.a. Draupadi's Fate Raghupathy S. Prakasa Mythology Indian Craft Co., Madras, Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Gajendra Moksham a.k.a. Gajendra's Nirvana Raghupathy S. Prakasa Mythology Star Of the East Film Co.
Gomata a.k.a. Sacred Cow Devotional Madan Theatres Ltd.
Gul-E-Bakavali Kanjibhai Rathod Zubeida, Fatma Begum, Khalil, Sultana, Noor Mohammed Charlie, Abdul Ghani, Miss Moti, Jamuna Sr. Legend Kohinoor Film Company
Ishq No Umedwar Saurashtra Film Co.
Jayadratha Vadha G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Bachu Pawar Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke, Chauhan

K-R[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Kala Naag a.k.a. Triumph Of Justice a.k.a. Kalyug Ki Sati Homi Master Zubeida, Fatma Begum, Khalil, Sultana, Ibrahim, Tara, Miss Moti, Savita True-life Crime Thriller Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Devare, D. D. Dabke
Kalyan Khajina a.k.a. The Treasures of Khajina Baburao Painter Sultana, Master Vithal, Kamaladevi, Nalini, Zunzharrao Pawar, Baburao Painter, Chimasaheb Bhosle, K. P. Bhave Crime Thriller Maharashtra Film Company, Kolhapur
DOP: S. Fattelal
Karan Ghelo a.k.a. Karan Waghela S. N. Patankar Historical National Film Company
DOP: Shree Nath Patankar
Kismet Ka Shikar a.k.a. Victims Of Fate Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
Krishna Kumari a.k.a. Daughter Of Shripur Gajanan S. Devare Costume Kohinoor Film Co.
Manorama a.k.a. Hridaya Triputi Homi Master Zubeida, Khalil, Sultana Social Kohinoor Film Co.
Mishar Rani a.k.a. Queen Of Mishar Jyotish Bannerjee Durgadas Bannerjee, Ahindra Choudhury, Krishnabhamini, Niharbala, Naserwanji Costume Madan Theatres Ltd.
Municipal Election a.k.a. Municipal Nivadnuk Dadasaheb Phalke Bachu Pawar, Baburao Datar, Sakharam Jadhav, Shinde Social Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Nanda Batrisi a.k.a. Nand Batrishi Dolores Berry, Asooji Devotional Majestic Film Co.
Nandanar a.k.a. Bhakta Nandan Raghupathy S. Prakasa Devotional Star Of The East Film Co., Madras
Narsinh Mehta Gajanan S. Devare Biopic Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Devare
Navin Bharat a.k.a. New India a.k.a. Naveen Bharat Kashinath Chatterjee Social Madan Theatres Ltd., Calcutta
Navi Sethani a.k.a. Kanya Vikrya Ni Kahani Homi Master Social Kohinoor Film Company
Paper Parinam a.k.a. Crime And Punishment Probodh Chandra Bose, Nirmalendu Lahiri, Prabhadevi, Prabhavati Social Madan Theatres Ltd., Calcutta
Patni Pratap a.k.a. Wife's Achievement J. J. Madan Patience Cooper Social Madan Theatres Ltd., Calcutta
Poona Raided a.k.a. Poona Par Hallo B. V. (Mama) Warerkar Dulari, Sundar Rao Nadkarni, Vishnupant Pagnis, Miss Bhawani. Krishnarao Ketkar, Vishnupant Pagnis, Miss Kaiser, Baburao Sansare, Datta Varane, Shankarrao Shinde, Pandharinath Kale Historical Deccan Pictures Corp.
DOP: Ramrao Anandkar
Prithvi Vallabh a.k.a. The Lord Of Love And Power Manilal Joshi P.Y. Altekar, Wagle Sandow, Fatma Begum, Zubeida, Sultana, Miss Jaina, Bhalji Pendharkar Historical Based on K.M. Munshi's novel of the same name. Ashoka Pictures
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Prithviraj Chouhan a.k.a. Prithviraj Chauhan Historical Eastern Film Co., Baroda
Ra Mandlik Homi Master Raja Sandow, Miss Yakbal, Ganibabu, Rajababu Historical Kohinoor Film Co.
DOP: Gajanan S. Devare
Raja Harishchandra D.D. Dabke, Narayan Deware Mythology
Ranakdevi S. N. Patankar Tarabai Koregaonkar, C. C. Shah Historical National Film Co.
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Razia Begum Nanubhai Desai, Bhagwati Mishra Raja Sandow, Jilloobai Historical Majestic Film Company.
Repentance a.k.a. Paap No Pashchatap Naval Gandhi Dolores Berry, Tara Social Majestic Film Company.

S-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Sadevant Savlinga Costume Kohinoor Film Co.
Sadguni Sushila a.k.a. Sushila The Virtuous a.k.a. Triumph Of Truth Kanjibhai Rathod Raja Sandow True-life Thriller Drama Kohinoor Film Company
Samudra Manthan a.k.a. The Churning Of The Ocean a.k.a. Ahankar Vijaya V.K. Pattani Batukbhai Vaidya, Nanubai Mythology Saurashtra Film Co., Rajkot
DOP: Champaklal Pattani
Sanyasi Naval Gandhi Social Majestic Film Co.
Sati Padmini a.k.a. Beauty of Rajasthan a.k.a. Siege of Chittor Baburao Painter Ganpat Bakre, Balasaheb Yadav, Nalini, Zunzharrao Pawar, Dwarka, Bedi Historical Drama Maharashtra Film Co.
DOP: S. Fattelal
Sati Sardarba Nanubhai Desai Fatma Begum, Sultana, Mohanlala, Putli, Zubeida Devotional Saraswati Film Co.
DOP: Bhogilal K. M. Dave
Sati Seeta Kanjibhai Rathod Religious Kohinoor Film Co.
DOP: Gajanan S. Devare
Sati Sone a.k.a. Halaman Jethvo Homi Master Raja Sandow, Janibabu, Rajababu, Miss Moti, Jamuna Sr. Devotional Kohinoor Film Co.
Shah Jehan a.k.a. Shahjehan Ardeshir M. Irani, Naval Gandhi Bhagwati Mishra, Elizer, Jilloobai Historical Majestic Film Company
Shaitan Pujari Social Punjab Film Mfg. Co.
Sharda Dadasaheb Phalke Social Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
Shivaji's Escape From Agra a.k.a. Shivajichi Agryahun Sutaka Dadasaheb Phalke Bhaurao Datar, Jardos, Laxman Malusare Historical Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Sita Shuddhi a.k.a. Ram Ravan Yuddha a.k.a. The Purification Of Sita G. V. Sane, Dadasaheb Phalke Vasant Shinde, Chavan Religious Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Shri Dnyaneshwar S. N. Patankar Devotional National Film Company
DOP: S. N. Patankar
Sita Vanvas a.k.a. Uttar Ramcharitra V. S. Nirantar Religious Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
Sharif Badmash a.k.a. Society Scoundrel Kanjibhai Rathod Ermeline, Madanrai Vakil, Shiraz Ali Hakim, Dorothy Social Saurashtra Film Co., Rajkot
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Sund And Upsund G. V. Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
The Debt Of Sin a.k.a. Paap No Fej Ardeshir Irani, Naval Gandhi Elizer, Bhagwati Mishra, Tara, Asooji True-life Crime Thriller Majestic Film Co. Bhogilal K. M. Dave
Turki Hoor J. J. Madan Patience Cooper, Master Mohan, Master Narmada Shankar, Surajram, Sharifa, Manilal Costume Madan Theatres Ltd.
Usha Swapna a.k.a. Usha's Dream Raghupathy S. Prakasa Mythology Star Of The East Film Co., Madras
Vasant Prabha Probodh Bose, M. Hussain, Kusumkumari, Prabhadevi Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
Veer Ahir Homi Master K. B. Athavale, Jamna Legend Kohinoor Film Co.
Veer Bharat Jyotish Bannerjee Costume Madan Theatres Ltd.
Veer Durgadas a.k.a. Brave Durgadas Bhagwati Mishra Bhagwati Mishra, Jilloo, Asooji Historical Majestic Film Co.
Vijaya a.k.a. Victory a.k.a. Vijay Bhagwati Mishra Star Films Ltd.
Vikram Charitra a.k.a. Buddhibal Nanubhai Desai, Dorabsha Kohla Tara, Asubhai, Gopalji Legend Saraswati Film Company
Wages of Sin Madan Theatres Ltd.

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