List of Bollywood films of 1925

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A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1925:[1][2][3][4]

1925 in Indian cinema[edit]

  • The number of films rose from 11 in 1919, to 88 in 1925.[5]
  • Chandulal Shah started his directing career in films with Vimla for Laxmi Films. He directed two more films before moving to Kohinoor Film Company. He went on to form his own studios Ranjit Film Company (Ranjit Studios) in 1929.[6]
  • V. Shantaram, who started his career assisting Baburao Painter, made his acting debut as the main lead as the young village peasant in Savkari Pash.[7]
  • D. Billimoria (Dinshaw Billimoria) made his debut in a lead role in N. D. Sarpotdar's Chhatrapati Sambhaji.[8]

Films[edit]

  • Savkari Pash directed by Baburao Painter for Maharashtra Film Company, Kolhapur, was the acting debut of V. Shantaram. The film was the "earliest example" of parallel cinema in its realistic depiction of social issues.[9]
  • The Light of Asia was directed by Franz Osten with assistance from Himanshu Rai; it starred Rai in the role of Siddhartha (Buddha). The film was adapted from Edwin Arnold's epic poem The Light of Asia (1861).[10]
  • Kulin Kanta directed by Homi Master for Kohinoor Film Company was based on a real-life murder involving the Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar III of Indore and a dancing girl.[11][12]
  • Mojili Mumbai a.k.a. Slaves Of Luxury directed by Manilal Joshi was cited to be based on a real-life story of a cabaret dancer Roshanara, the film "sparked" a debate on "morality and cinematic realism".[13]
  • Mumbai Ni Mohini, also called Social Pirates, directed by Nanubhai Desai, was a real-life crime drama.[11]

A-F[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Amarsinh Daggar a.k.a. Marwad's Moti Bhagwati Prasad Mishra Madanrai Vakil Historical Royal Art Studio
Anant Vrat G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Krishna Chauhan Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Baap Kamai a.k.a. Fortunes And Fools Kanjibhai Rathod Gulab, Gohar, Gangaram, Putlibai, Ermeline, Nandram Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Bajirao Mastani Bhalji Pendharkar, Nanubhai B. Desai Master Vithal, Yakub, Miss Jones, Nanasaheb Phatak, Sayani Historical Sharda Film Company
DOP: Bhogilal K. M. Dave
Bhadra Bhamini a.k.a. Test Of Chastity Nanubhai B. Desai Gulab, Nandram, P. R. Joshi, Prabhudas Costume Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Black Thief a.k.a. Kala Chor Manilal Joshi Raja Sandow, Zubeida, Janibabu, Putlibai Costume Laxmi Pictures
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Chalu Zamana a.k.a. Chalti Duniya Krishna Film Company, Majestic Film Company
Chandrakant a.k.a. Filial Duty Harshadrai Sakerlal Mehta Ermeline, Nandram, Gulab, Haider Shah, Malika, Gangaram Costume Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Chandrarao More N. D. Sarpotdar Dwarki, P. Y. Altekar, Elizer, Baburao Pendharkar, D. N. Potdar Historical United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Charkha a.k.a. The Spinning Wheel a.k.a. Anath Abala Kanjibhai Rathod Ermeline, Madanrai Vakil Social Saurashtra Film Company, Rajkot
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Chhatrapati Sambhaji N. D. Sarpotdar D. Billimoria, P. Y. Altekar, Elizer, Jilloobai, Vedi Historical United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Child Widow a.k.a. Bal Vidhva Behram Vasania Harihar Diwana, Heera Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Cinema Queen a.k.a. Cinema Ki Rani Rajendra Raj Gaur Mehtab, Master Bachoo, Mumtaz, Shivrani, Madhukar Gupte, Alaknanda, Nurjehan, Sadique, Shuklaji Social Vasant Films
Devadasi a.k.a. The Bride Of God Manilal Joshi Begum Fatma, Zubeida, Raja Sandow, Shahzadi, K. B. Athavale, Dabir, Prabhakar Costume Laxmi Pictures
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Devi Ahilyabai Bhagwati Mishra Historical Devotional
Dream Of Life a.k.a. Sansar Swapna Homi Master Bachubhai, Khalil, Moti, Miss Marie Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Devare, K. G. Gokhale
Five Divine Wands a.k.a. Panchdanda Chandulal Shah Raja Sandow, Yakbal, Putli, Isdan, Ghory Fantasy Laxmi Pictures
DOP: D. D. Dabke
For Mother's Sake a.k.a. Matri Prem M. D. Bhavnani Moti, Raja Sandow Social Kohinoor Film Company

G-K[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Ghar Jamai a.k.a. Hen-pecked Husband Homi Master Gohar, Putlibai, Sidimiya Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Gaud Bangal a.k.a. Magicians Of Bengal a.k.a. Kamroo Deshni Kamini K. P. Bhave Fatma Begum, Elizer, Jilloobai, Madanrai Vakil Royal Art Studio
DOP: Rustom Irani
Gul-E-Anar a.k.a. 1001 Nights Fantasy
Handsome Blackguard a.k.a. Fankdo Fituri Homi Master Homi Master, K.B. Athavale, Moti, Boman Behram, Fram Sethna, Miss Yakbal, Thelma Wallace, Yvonne Wallace Costume Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Hirji Kamdar Homi Master Khalil, Janibabu, Rajababu Social Kohinoor Film Company
Hothal Padmini Harshadrai Mehta Ermeline, Nandram, Gulab, Haider Shah, Malika, Gangaram Costume Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Indra Sabha a.k.a. The Royal Court Of Indra Manilal Joshi Zubeida, Raja Sandow, Sultana, K. B. Athavale, Khalil, Siddimiya Fantasy Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Jal Kumari a.k.a. Hoor-Al-Bahar Harshadrai Mehta Gulab, Vishnu, Gangaram Fantasy Krishna Film Company
DOP: Shree Nath Patankar
Jaler Meye a.k.a. The Girl In Prison a.k.a. Fisher Girl Jyotish Bannerji Durgadas Bannerjee, Kalidasi, A. K. Chakraborty, Kalidas Mukherjee Social Madan Theatres Ltd
Justice Vedi P. Y. Altekar Social Premier Photo Plays Co.
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Kala Chor a.k.a. The Black Thief Manilal Joshi Raja Sandow, Zubeida, Janibabu, Putlibai Costume Laxmi Pictures
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Kali Nagin Bhagwati Mishra Jilloobai Fantasy Indian Pictures Corporation
Kamallata Kanjibhai Rathod Ermeline Fantasy Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Kangal Qaidi a.k.a. Doomed Soul K. P. Bhave Parshwanath Yeshwant Altekar, Miss Jainoo, Mohanlala, Dorabji Mevawala, Bhagwati Mishra Social Krishna Film Company, Majestic Film Company
Kashmiri Sundari Patience Cooper, Mohammed Hussain, J. P. Howells Social Madan Theatres Ltd
Krishna Kumar a.k.a. Sacho Haqdar Harshadrai Mehta Gulab, Vishnu, Gangaram Costume Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Kulin Kanta Homi Master Miss Moti, Jamuna, Khalil, Boman Behram, Miss Yakbal, Janibabu, Behram Vasania Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: K. G. Gokhale
Kunj Vihari Homi Master Jamuna Mythology Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Devare

L-R[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1925
Lalan Vanjari Maneklal Patel Ermeline, Gulab, Gangaram, Pranjivan Legend Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Lanka Ni Laadi a.k.a. Fairy Of Ceylon Homi Master Raja Sandow, Gohar, Jamuna, Khalil Fantasy Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Devare
Looking For Love a.k.a. Sanam Ni Shodma M. M. Vaidya Miss Mani, Gatubhai Vaidya, Dorothy, Maganlal Dave, Bhimbhai, Monghibai Social Saurashtra Film Co., Rajkot
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Mahatma Kabirdas Raghupathy S. Prakasa Devotional Indian Art Craft Co., Madras
DOP: T. V. Rungiah Naidu
Maya Bazaar a.k.a. Vatsala Haran Baburao Painter V. Shantaram, Balasaheb Yadav, Kamladevi, Zunzharrao Pawar, Ganpat Bakre Mythology Maharashtra Film Co., Kolhapur S. Fattelal
Mewadpati Bappa Rawal Historical Eastern Film Company, Baroda
Mojili Mumbai a.k.a. Slaves Of Luxury Manilal Joshi Miss Yakbal, Raja Sandow, Jamuna, Janibabu, Moti, Noor Mohammed Charlie, Saraswati Devi Crime Thriller Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Mulraj Solanki K. P. Bhave Parshwanath Yeshwant Altekar, Jilloobai, Elizer, Madanrai Vakil Historical Patel Brothers, Royal Art Studio
DOP: Rustom Irani
My Wife a.k.a. Mari Dhaniyani Homi Master Miss Moti, Jamuna, Khalil, Siddimiya Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: K. G. Gokhale
Naval Sha Hirjee Legend Krishna Film Company
Noor-E-Deccan a.k.a. Light Of The Deccan Bhagwati Mishra Khalil, Gohar, Jillobai Historical Indian Pictures Corporation
Pampered Youth a.k.a. Adooray Chheley J.J. Madan Patience Cooper, Surajram, Sharifa Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
Prabhavati N. D. Sarpotdar P. Y. Altekar Historical Deccan Pictures Corporation
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Premanjali a.k.a. An Offering Of Love Jyotish Bannerji Durgadas Bannerjee, Ahindra Choudhary, A. K. Chakraborty, Kalidas Mukherjee Social Madan Theatres Ltd
Ra Navghan a.k.a. Raj Bhakti a.k.a. Vir Pasali Nagendra Majumdar Zubeida, Jilloobai, Madanrai Vakil, Elizer Historical Royal Art Studio
Raja Yogi a.k.a. The Prince Ascetic Manilal Joshi Raja Sandow, Jamuna, Miss Moti, Noor Mohammed Charlie, Miss Yakbal Historical Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Rambha Of Rajnagar a.k.a. Amdawad Ni Sethani Homi Master Zubeida, Khalil, Noor Mohammed Charlie, Miss Yakbal Social Kohinoor Film Company
Rana Hamir a.k.a. Samrat Hamir Baburao Painter V. Shantaram, Balasaheb Yadav, Kamladevi, Zunzharrao Pawar, Ansuyabai, Sushiladevi Historical Maharashtra Film Co., Kolhapur
DOP: S. Fattelal
Rana Pratap Bhagwati Mishra Historical Patel Bros, Royal Art Studio

S[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
Syamantaka Mani a.k.a. Krishna Under Charge Of Theft Dadasaheb Phalke Bhaurao Datar, Krishna Chauhan Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co. Anna Salunke
Sansar Chakra a.k.a. Pehla Pyar Patience Cooper, Sharifa, Surajram, Dadibhai Sarkari Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
Sant Janabai G.V. Sane Vasant Shinde, Madhav Khaire, Bhaurao Datar Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
Sati Laxmi a.k.a. Pious Laxmi Jyotish Bannerjee Patience Cooper, Dhiraj Bhattacharya, Manmotha Paul, Kunjalal Chakraborty, Kartik Dey, Shishubala, Shashimukhi, Manorama Devotional Madan Theatres Ltd
DOP: Jatin Das
Sati Sreemantini Mythology Lakshmi Chitram
Sati Tara a.k.a. War Between Vali And Sugriva a.k.a. Vali Sugriva Yudh Shinde Bhaurao Datar, Tatyaba Shelar, Krishna Chauhan Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Telang
Savkari Pash a.k.a. Indian Shylock Baburao Painter V. Shantaram, Balasaheb Yadav, Kamladevi, Zunzharrao Pawar, Bakre, Keshavrao Dhaiber, Shankarrao Bhute Social Maharashtra Film Co., Kolhapur
DOP S. Fattelal
Search For Pandavs a.k.a. Pandav Shodh G. V. Sane Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Seth Sagalsha a.k.a. Wealth And The World Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani Jamuna Legend Kohinoor Film Company
Shahala Shah a.k.a. Check To The King Baburao Painter V. Shantaram, Balasaheb Yadav, Kamladevi, Zunzharrao Pawar, Ganpat Bakre, Social Maharashtra Film Company, Kolhapur S. Fattelal
Shanker Lila Religious Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
Shanta Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
Shri Vatsa Chinta Bhagwati Mishra Mythology Indian Pictures Corporation
Social Pirates a.k.a. Mumbai Ni Mohini a.k.a. Night Side Of Bombay Nanubhai Desai Fatma Begum, Mohanlala, Elizer, Dorabji Mevawala crime Drama Saraswati Film
DOP: Bhogilal K. M. Dave
Sultaness Of Love Costume Patel Brothers
Suvarna Manilal Joshi Raja Sandow, Putli Laxmi Pictures
DOP: D. D. Dabke

T-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
The Divine Punishment a.k.a. Deshna Dushman a.k.a. Rangilo Rajvi Manilal Joshi Zubeida, Raja Sandow, Miss Yakbal, Miss Moti, K. Athavale, Noor Mohammed Charlie, Bachu, R. N. Vaidya, Costume Imperial Film Company, Kohinoor Film Company.
DOP: D. D. Dabke
The Exiled Prince a.k.a. Ujaint Kumar Bhagwati Mishra Jilloobai Indian Pictures Corpn.
The Noble Scamp a.k.a. Khandani Khavis Manilal Joshi Raja Sandow, Zubeida, Baba Vyas, R. A. D. Chowdhary Costume Laxmi Pictures,br>DOP: D. D. Dabke
Turki Hoor a.k.a. Beauty Of A Turkey Girl J. J. Madan Patience Cooper, Master Mohan, Surajram, Sarifa, Manilal Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
Two Untouchables a.k.a. Dherni Chokri N. D. Sarpotdar Parshwanathy Yeshwant Altekar, Joshi, Miss Jones, Dattoba Rajwade Social United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Veer Bala a.k.a. Brave Girl M. D. Bhavnani Sulochana, Khalil, Noor Mohammed Charlie Costume Kohinoor Film Co.
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Verni Vasulat a.k.a. Sweet Revenge Harshadrai Mehta Damania, Durga, Haridas, Pranjivan Social Krishna Film Company
Vimla a.k.a. Mother India Chandulal Shah, D. D. Dabke Raja Sandow, Putli Social Laxmi Pictures
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Yashodevi a.k.a. Sacrifice Nagendra Majumdar Zubeida, Madanrai Vakil Historical Royal Art Studio
DOP: Rustom Irani

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