List of Bollywood films of 1926

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A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1926:[1][2][3][4]

1926 in Indian cinema[edit]

  • 106 films were produced in 1926.[5] About 300 cinema theatres existed all over India by 1926, along with several "travelling bio-scopes". According to Amitabh Bachchan in his article for the Hindustan Times "90% of the films shown were imported from Hollywood, almost exclusively from Universal Studios".[6]
  • Fatma Begum became the first woman director of Indian cinema when she produced and directed Bulbule Paristan.[7]
  • The first cinema trade organisation called The Bombay Cinema and Theatre Trade Organisation was formed in India in 1926.
  • Films had their "main title" in English followed by the regional Indian language title.[8]
  • Sulochana (Ruby Myers), made her debut with The Telephone Girl and became one of the popular stars of 1920s and early 1930s.[9]
  • Kanan Devi also called Kanan Bala, started her acting career at the age of ten in the film Joydev directed by Jyotish Bannerji for Jyoti Studios. She went on to become one of the early singer-actor of Hindi and Bengali cinema.
  • Zebunissa, known also as Zebu, started her acting career with Royal Art Studio in 1926, and remained with the company until it closed down around 1940.[10]

Films[edit]

  • Bulbule Paristan was the first Indian cinema film to be directed by a woman director Fatma Begum. The film was produced under her recently formed Fatma Films and starred herself and her three daughters Zubeida, Sultana and Shahzadi.[11]
  • The Telephone Girl was noted as a film that made "Pioneering use of real locations",[12] It was directed by Homi Master for Kohinoor Film Company and was the debut film of real-life telephone operator, Sulochana (Ruby Myers).
  • Typist Girl was directed by Chandulal Shah for the Kohinoor Film Company and starred Sulochana, Raja Sandow and Gohar. A social film, it was commercially as successful as the mythology films produced at that time.[5]
  • The Vamp directed by Naval Gandhi for Sharda Film Company and starring Miss Yakbal has been cited as a "Modern Girl" film along with The Telephone Girl.[13]

Film Companies[edit]

  • Imperial Film Company founded by Ardeshir Irani, who was to later make the first Talkie film Alam Ara (1931).[14]
  • Fatma Films was founded by Fatma Begum and the name later changed in 1928 to Victoria-Fatma Films.[15]
  • Punjab Film Corporation was set up in Lahore.[12]

A-C[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1926
Abala Rani a.k.a. The Queen Who Would Not Speak S. N. Patankar Zubeida Abola Pioneer Film Co.
DOP: Shree Nath Patankar
A Crown For Two Days a.k.a. Be Din Nu Badshah Harshadrai Mehta Gulab, Nandram, Ermeline, Himmatlal, Vishnu Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Ajab Kumari Manilal Joshi Miss Mary, Mohanlala, Daji Costume Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhat
Amar Asha a.k.a. Immortal Hope Harshadrai Mehta Ermeline, Gulab, Nandram Historical Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Asha a.k.a. Hope a.k.a. Andhli Phool Wali Rama S. Chowdhury Nagendra Majumdar, Putli, Ghory, Baba Vyas, K. B. Athavale Social Laxmi Pictures Co.
DOP: Pandurang S. Naik
Balaji Nimbalkar Dadasaheb Phalke Vasant Shinde, Bhaurao Datar, Dattopant Sakte, Krishna Chauhan Historical Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Telang
Bhagwa Zenda a.k.a. The Orange Flag K. P. Bhave Elizer, Madanrai Vakil, Asooji, Baburao Sansare Historical Royal Art Studio
DOP: Rustom Irani
Bhakta Prahlad a.k.a. Devout Prahlad Dadasaheb Phalke Bhaurao Datar, Bachu, Yamuna Gole, Gangaram Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Bhasmasur Vadh a.k.a. Prithvi Putra G. S. Devare Raja Sandow, Gohar Social Kohinoor Film Company
Bolti Bulbul a.k.a. The Talking Nightingale a.k.a. Shahi Fakir Dhirubhai Desai Zebunissa, Anil Kumar, Mumtaz Begum Fantasy Vishnu Paradise
DOP: K. C. Verma
Briefless Barrister Homi Master Gohar, Moti, Putli, Siddimiya Social Kohinoor Film Company
Bulbule Paristan a.k.a. The Nightingale From The Land Of Fairies Fatma Begum Fatma Begum, Madanrai Vakil, Madame Tosca, Zubeida, Sultana, Putli, K. B. Athavale, Miss Fiske Fantasy Fatma Film Co
DOP: Pandurang Naik, Rustom Irani
Burkhawali a.k.a. Veiled Enemy Kanjibhai Rathod Ermeline, Nandram, Haider Shah Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Chatra Bakavli S. N. Patankar Fantasy Pioneer Films Company
Cinema Queen a.k.a. Love's Sacrifice a.k.a. Cinema Queen M. D. Bhavnani Sulochana, Putli, Khalil Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: V. B. Joshi

D-J[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1926
Delhi No Thug a.k.a. Thief Of Delhi Homi Master Gohar, Khalil Costume Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Narayan Devare, K. G. Gokhale
Dha Cha Maa a.k.a. Murder Of Narayanrao Peshwa N. D. Sarpotdar Dinshaw Bilimoria, Bandopant Sohoni, Durgabai Koregaonkar, Sundarrao Nadkarni, P. N. Varne, Wamanrao Kulkarni, Jayarampant, Datoba Rajwade Historical United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Dharma Patni a.k.a. The Wife Jyotish Bannerjee Patience Cooper, Durgads Bannerji, Kartik Dey Social Madan Theatres Ltd.
Dhanurbhanga a.k.a. The Marriage of Janaki a.k.a. Janaki Swayamwara Dadasaheb Phalke Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Dil Aram Nanubhai Desai A. P. Kapoor, Dwarkee, Miss Mary, Prabhashankar, Janibabu Historical Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Dulari Manilal Joshi Elizer, Baburao Sansare, Putli, Madanrai Vakil, M. Udvadia, Jilloobai, Yusuf Historical Saraswati Film Co.
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Dagabaaz Duniya a.k.a. Way Of The World Harihar Diwana Yakbal, Amirbanu, Jones Social Sharda Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Fearless Phantom a.k.a. Andher Nagri a.k.a. Delhi No Dodh Chhel Gangaram, Dwarki, Bapu Costume Shri Vijay Film
DOP: Naval Bhat
For Country's Sake Harihar Diwana Tara, Miss Mary Costume Sharada Film Company
Gaj Gouri B. Yadav Mythology Maharashtra Film Company
Gentleman Loafer a.k.a. Bhadraveshi Goonda Gulab, Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, Durmad Social Royal Art Studio
Golden Lotus a.k.a. Suvarna Kamal K. P. Bhave Master Vithal, Miss Mary, Heera, Shiraz Ali Hakim, Janibabu, Miss Rosy Mythology Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Indrajal a.k.a. Missing Bracelet Bhagwati Mishra Fatma Begum, Zubeida, Elizer, Jilloobai Mythology Royal Art Studio
DOP: Ardeshir Irani
Jaydev a.k.a. Joydeb Patience Cooper Devotional Madan Theatres Ltd.
Jungle Ni Jadibuti a.k.a. Love Rewarded Manilal Joshi Tara, Bachu, Balabhai Social Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhatt

K-M[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1926
Kacha Devyani a.k.a. Vidhyaharan Shree Nath Patankar K. B. Athavale, Thatte, Bhonsle Mythological Pioneer Film Co.
DOP: Shree Nath Patankar
Kalabaaz Ashaq a.k.a. Wooing Tactics V. K. Pattani Dorothy, Batukbhai, Shanta, Allarakha Mir Nathalal Soni, Monghibai, Gatubhai Vaidya, Mavji Muflis Social Saurashtra Kinematograph Co
DOP: Champaklal Pattani
Kashmeera a.k.a. Enemy's Daughter Manilal Joshi Zubeida, Madanrai Vakil, W. M. Khan Costume Excelsior Film Company.
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Kataryu Gap Dinshaw Zhaveri Madanrai Vakil Social Royal Art Studio.
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Keechak Vadh G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Yamuna Gole, Bachu Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik.
DOP: Anna Salunke
Lakho Vanjaro Homi Master Jamuna, Gohar, Khalil Legend Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: K. G. Gokhale
Lion Of Mewar a.k.a. Diwan Bhamansha M. D. Bhavnani Elizer, Putli, Jilloobai, Madanrai Vakil Historical Imperial Film Company
Love Is Blind a.k.a. Raja Ne Gami Te Rani Kanjibhai Rathod Ermeline, Gulab Social Krishna Fil Company.
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Madan Kala Harihar Diwana Master Vithal, Tara, Jani Babu, Miss Mary, Asha Fantasy Sharda Film Company.
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Madhav Kam Kundala Chandulal Shah Raja Sandow, Putli, Miss Fiske, Blanche Verni Legend Lakshmi Pictures.
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Manovijaya Shree Nath Patankar K. B. Athavale, Nargis, Takle Pioneer Film Co. Shree Nath Patankar
Marriage Market a.k.a. Lagn Ke Lilam Bachoo Babu Moti, Usha Rani, Siddimiya Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: K. G. Gokhale
Mena Kumari M. D. Bhavnani Gohar, Raja Sandow, Vaidya, Ghanashyam Costume Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Midnight Rider a.k.a. Pahadi Pindharo Bhagwati Mishra Madanrai Vakil, Putli, Miss Jean, Jilloobai, Rajhans Costume Imperial Film Company.
DOP: A. P. Karandikar
Moon Cursed By Ganpati a.k.a. Chaturthicha Chandra Dadasaheb Phalke Bhaurao Datar, Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik.
DOP: Telang
Mohini Avatar a.k.a. Mohini Incarnation Of God a.k.a. Samudra Manthan Raghupathy S. Prakasa Mythology Star Of The East Film Co., Madras
Mumtaz Mahal Homi Master Raja Sandow, Sulochana, Gohar, Siddimiya Historical Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Narayan Devare

N-S[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1926
Neera a.k.a. Beautiful Snake Of Aravali Rama Chowdhury, R. G. Torney Raja Sandow, Zubeida, Madanrai Vakil, Baba Vyas, Putli, Ghory, Dabir, K. B. Athavale Fantasy Lakshmi Pictures.
DOP: Pandurang Naik
Pagal Premi a.k.a. Girl Mad M. D. Bhavnani Sulochana, Madanrai Vakil, M. D. Bhavnani Social Imperial Film Company.
DOP: Adi Irani
Panna Ratna a.k.a. Jewel Of Mewar Harshadrai Mehta Fatma Begum, Nandram, Gangaram, Miss Fayma, Master Kamlakar Legend Krishna Film Company.
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Prahlad a.k.a. Worshipper Prahlad a.k.a. Bhakta Prahlad Baburao Painter V. Shantaram, Kamladevi, Balasaheb Yadav, Gulabbai, Bal Kelkar, Padmabai, G. R. Mane Mythology Maharashtra Film Company.
DOP: S. Fattelal
Profulla a.k.a. Prafulla Jyotish Bannerji Patience Cooper, Satyen Dey, Dadibhai Sarkari Social Madan Theatres Ltd
Punch Mahabhuta Homi Master, Dr. Alvaro Social Pioneer Film Company
Pyari Mamta Bhagwati Mishra Madanrai Vakil, Putli, Jilloobai Social Imperial Film Company.
Radha Madhav K. P. Bhave Elizer, Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, Baburao Sansare, Dwarki, Asooji Religious Royal Art Studio.
DOP: Rustom Irani
Raja Bhoj a.k.a. Man And His Destiny a.k.a. Trial Of Destiny Dinshaw J. Jhaveri Zubeida, Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, Saku Legend Historical Royal Art Studio.
DOP: Rustom Irani
Ra Kawat a.k.a. Pranay Milan M. D. Bhavnani Raja Sandow, Ghanashyam, Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Gohar Historicl Kohinoor Film Company, Saraswati Film Company.
DOP: Vishnu B. Joshi
Ram Bharose a.k.a. Perchance Harshadrai Mehta Ermeline, Gulab, Nandram, Prabhudas, Durga, Kusum Kumari Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Ram Rajya Vijay a.k.a. The Triumph Of Lord Rama Dadasaheb Phalke Religious Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Ramrajya Vijay G. V. Sane Religious Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Ratan Manjari a.k.a. Ratna Manjari Manilal Joshi Master Vithal, Miss Mary Sharda Film Company.
DOP: Naval Bhat
Samrat Shiladitya a.k.a. Greatest Sacrifice M. D. Bhavnani Raja Sandow, Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Gohar, Moti Historicl Kohinoor Film Company, Saraswati Film Company.
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Sant Eknath a.k.a. Saint Of Paithan Dadasaheb Phalke Bhaurao Datar, Gotiram Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Sarkari Praser Baburao Painter
Sati Jasma a.k.a. Jasma Odan Homi Master Gohar, Khalil, Jumuna, Noor Mohammed Charlie, R. N. Vaidya, Ghanshyam Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Gajanan S. Deware
Sati Menadevi a.k.a. Costly Couplet P. J. Jhaveri Zubeida, Madanrai Vakil, Udvadia, Jilloobai Legend Royal Art Studio.
Sati Saroj a.k.a. Shiyal Ni Kasoti Elizer, Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai Devotional Legend Saraswati Film Company
Satyavijaya a.k.a. The Triumph Of Youth Shree Nath Patankar Keshav Narayan Kale, K. B. Athavale, Thatte Social Pioneer Film Company
DOP: Shree Nath Patankar
Saurashtra Veer Nanubhai Desai Parshwanath Yeshwant Altekar, Amir Banu Costume Sharda Film Company
DOP: Bhogilal Dave
Shah-E-Jungle a.k.a. King Of Forest K. P. Bhave Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, Bhagwati Mishra, M. Udwadia Action Costume Royal Art Studio.
DOP: Rustom Irani
Sheesh Mahal Bhagwati Mishra Elizer, Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, Bhagwati Mishra Costume Royal Art Studio.
DOP: Rustom Irani
Shirin Farhad a.k.a. At The Altar Of Love Homi Master Gohar, Khalil, Jumuna, Noor Mohammed Charlie, Daji, Heera Legend Romance Kohinoor Film Company
Slaves Of Custom Bhagwati Mishra Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, Bhagwati Mishra Social Royal Art Studio.
DOP: Rustom Irani
Society Butterfly a.k.a. Khubsurat Bala Kanjibhai Rathod Fatma Begum, Ermeline, Nandram, Gulab, Haider Shah, Vishnu, Joshi Costume Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Sweet Adversity a.k.a. Panima Aag Nagendra Majumdar Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, Putli, Miss Jainu Fantasy Royal Art Studio.
DOP: Rustom Irani

T-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1926
Tai Teleen a.k.a. Tayi Teleen N. D. Sarpotdar D. Bilimoria, Durga, Bapu Gokhale, Gangu Historical United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Telephone Girl M. D. Bhavnani
The Pretender a.k.a. Totayache Bund N. D. Sarpotdar Bandopant Sohoni, Wamanrao Kulkarni, Durgabai Koregaonkar, P. N. Varne, Dattoba Rajwade, D. N. Potdar Historical United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
The Telephone Girl a.k.a. Telephone Ni Taruni Homi Master Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Raja Sandow, Gohar, Khalil, Jumuna Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Narayan Deware
The Vamp a.k.a. Yauvan Chakra Naval Gandhi Miss Yakbal Social Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhat
The Victim a.k.a. Bhool No Bhog Harshadrai Mehta Ermeline, Gulab, Nandram, Prabhudas Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Typist Girl a.k.a. Why I Became A Christian Chandulal Shah Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Raja Sandow, Gohar Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Narayan Deware
Vanthel Veshya a.k.a. Flirting Widow a.k.a. Vanthel Vidhwa K. P. Bhave Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai Action Costume Royal Art Studio.
DOP: Rustom Irani
Vasant Bala Nanubhai B. Desai Miss Jones, Master Vithal Costume Sharda Film Company.
DOP: Naval Bhat
Veer Kesari a.k.a. Brave Kesari Kanjibhai Rathod Ermeline, Gulab, Haider Shah, Nandram, Vishnu, Joshi Costume Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Wandering Phantom a.k.a. Bhamto Bhoot M. D. Bhavnani Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Khalil, R. N. Vaidya, Behram Vasania Fantasy Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Narayan Deware
Way Of The World a.k.a. Dagabaaz Duniya Harihar Diwana Miss Jones, Amir Banu, Yakbal Social Sharda Film Company.
DOP: Cimanlal Luhar

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