List of Bollywood films of 1927

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A list of films produced by the Bollywood film industry based in Mumbai in 1927:[1][2][3][4]

1927[edit]

Indian cinema in 1927[edit]

  • 108 films were produced in 1927.[5] The "Report of the Indian Cinematograph Committee 1927-28", formed in 1927 to study cinema in India, categorised the films in different genres, mainly as "religious, mythological, historical and social dramas".[6]
  • Radio broadcast, which had started as private radio clubs in 1923, became organised, and the private Indian Broadcasting Company was formed in 1927. [7]

Films[edit]

  • Balidan based on a play by Rabindranath Tagore, was directed by Naval Gandhi for Orient Pictures Corporation. It was a social reformist film, which involved a "progressive, rational king and an orthodox, ritual-bound priest". The film was hailed as "An excellent and truly Indian film" by The Indian Cinematograph Committee, 1927.[8] It has been cited by P. K. Nair as one of the top ten lost films of Indian Cinema.[9]
  • Chandidas directed by Jyotish Bannerjee was based on the poet-saint Chandidas, and was one of the early "key" films produced by New Theatres.[10] It was adapted to screen from a play written by Agha Hashar Kashmiri.[11]
  • Dil Farosh, also called Merchant Of Hearts, directed by M. Udwadia for Excelsior Film Company. It has been cited by Dionne and Kapadia as the first silent version of a Shakespeare drama adapted from a play of the same name, written by Mehdi Hasan 'Ahsan' in 1900. The play was based on The Merchant of Venice.[12] Credit for bringing Shakespeare to Indian Cinema normally has been given to Sohrab Modi for his Talkie version of Hamlet, Khoon Ka Khoon (1935).[13][14]
  • Durgesh Nandini directed by Priyanath Ganguly and produced by Madan Theatres Ltd, was based on Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel of the same name. This was one of the three films based on Chattopadhyay's stories that Seeta Devi acted in, the others were Krishnakanta's Will (1927), and Kapal Kundala (1929).[15]

A-C[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1927
Adbhoot Khoon a.k.a. Horrible Murder United Pictures Syndicate
A Fair Warrior a.k.a. Shoor Killedarin Vishnupant Aundhkar Gangubai, Wamanrao Kulkarni Historical United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Alladin and His Wonderful Lamp a.k.a. Alladdin Ane Jadui Fanas Bhagwati Prasad Mishra Zebunissa, Yusuf, Elizer Fantasy Imperial Film Company
Allah Ka Pyara K. P. Bhave Elizer, Zebunissa, Jamshedji, Madanrai Vakil, Indira Devi, Mehboob Khan Imperial Film Company
DOP: Adi Irani
Alibaba and the Forty Thieves a.k.a. Alibaba Chalis Chor Bhagwati Prasad Mishra Sulochana (Ruby Myers, Elizer, Jamshedji Khansaheb, Jilloobai, Madanrai Vakil Fantasy Imperial Film Company
DOP: Rustom Irani
Asuri Lalsa Nanubhai B. Desai Master Vithal, Janibabu, Kumudini, Malka Sharda Film Company
At The Clang Of Fetters a.k.a. Janjir Ne Jhankhare Harshadrai Mehta Nandram, Gulab, Haidershah, P. R. Joshi, Gangaram, Sultan Alam Action Krishna Film Co
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Balidan a.k.a. Sacrifice Naval Gandhi Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Zubeida, Master Vithal, Jal Khambatta, J. Makhijani Social Costume Writers: Jamshed Ratnagar, based on a play by Rabindranath Tagore. Orient Pictures Corporation
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Bansari Bala a.k.a. Fairy Of The Flute A. P. Kapoor Master Vithal, Madhuri, Jani Babu, Asha, Meherbanu Fantasy Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Be Ghadi Mouj a.k.a. Pleasure Mad Narayan Deware R. N. Vaidya, Jamuna, Rustomji Patel, Thomas, Rajababu Social Kohinoor Film Co Narayan Deware
Bhakta Sudama Dadasaheb Phalke Bhaurao Datar, Kshirsagar Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
Bhaneli Bhamini a.k.a. Educated Wife Homi Master Gohar, Raja Sandow P.K., R.N. Vaidya, Master Kishore Social Kohinoor Film Company
Bhedi Trishul a.k.a. Hidden Treasure Nanubhai B. Desai Master Vithal, Miss Mani, Prabhashankar, Janibabu, Lobo, A. P. Kapoor Action Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Bhim Sanjivan a.k.a. How Bhim Was Brought Back To Life G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Anasuya Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Chandidas a.k.a. Shree Krishna's Devotee Jyotish Bannerjee Patience Cooper, Jyotsna Devi, Tulsi Bannerjee, Purnima Devi, Nilima Devi, Manorama, Pullanalini Devotional
Cultured Criminal a.k.a. Sudheral Shaitan Social Saurashtra Film Co., Rajkot

D-J[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1927
Daksha Yagna G. V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Anasuya, Bachu Pawar, Gangubai Mohite Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
Dasavatar R. S. Prakash Mythology
Daya Ni Devi a.k.a. The Nurse Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani Sulochana (Ruby Myers), D. Billimoria, Jamshedji Social Imperial Film Company
Detective Kumar K. B. Athavale K. B. Athavale, Rampyari, Nalini, Salvi Social Excelsior Film Co
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Dilfarosh a.k.a. Merchant Of Hearts M. Udwadia M. Udwadia, K. B. Athavale, Nargis, Saiyed Umer Costume Drama Based on Merchant of Venice. Excelsior Film Co.
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Draupadi Vastraharan Dadasaheb Phalke Baburao Datar, Gangubai Mohite, Bachoba Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Durgesh Nandini Priyanath Ganguly Patience Cooper, Seeta Devi, Durgadas Bannerjee, Ahindra Chowdhury, Naresh Mitra, Jainarayan Mukherjee, Indira Devi, Geeta, Kanu Bannerjee, Prabodh Bose, Kanaknarayan Bhup Romance Legend Based on Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel, Durgeshnandini. Madan Theatres Ltd.
Dop: Manglu
Eighth Incarnation a.k.a. Krishna Sambhav N. D. Sarpotdar Gangubai, Wamanrao Kulkarni Religious United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: V. V. Date
E Kon? a.k.a. Who J. Jhaveri Blanche Verne Sri Ram Film Company
Fairy Of Delhi a.k.a. Rangmahal Ni Ramani Homi Master Shahzadi, Khalil Costume Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Pandurang S. Naik
Gandharva Kanya a.k.a. The Reunion Nandram, Leena, Gangaram, durga, Chandra, Nizam Costume Krishna Film Company
Glory Of Virtue a.k.a. Sheel Prabhav Vishnupant Aundhkar Social United Pictures Syndicate
Goddess of Love Fatma Begum Fatma Begum
Guarding Angel K. P. Bhave Zebunisa, Khansaheb, Jamshedji Social
Gulzar a.k.a. The Horrors Of Slavery Nanubhai Desai Yakub, Jani Babu, Mallika, Mani Costume Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Gunsundari a.k.a. Why Husbands Go Astray Chandulal Shah Raja Sandow, Gohar, Rampyari, R. N. Vaidya, Jumna Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Narayan Deware
Hanuman Janma a.k.a. The Birth Of Hanuman Dadasaheb Phalke Bhaurao Datar, Yamuna Gole, Laxman Malusare Religious Hindustan Cinema Film Company, Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Jaane-E-Alam Anjumanara Nanubhai B. Desai Janibabu, Kumudini, Mallika Fantasy Sharda Film Company
Jana Priyanath Ganguly Patience Cooper, Dinesh Ranjan Das, Indira Devi, Krishnadan Mukherjee, Tulsi Bannerjee Mythology Madan Theatres Ltd.
Jewelled Arrow a.k.a. Poonam No Chand a.k.a. Ratna Baan Bhagwati Mishra Zebunissa, Indira Devi, Elizer, Jamshedji Costume British India Film Co., Imperial Film Company

K-N[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1927
Kailash Kumari a.k.a. Sansar Shatranj Nanubhai Desai Miss Mani, Jani Babu, Mallika Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Kala Pahad a.k.a. Masked Teror A. P. Kapoor Shanta Kumari, Master Vithal, Kumudini Costume Sharda Film Company
Keshavkant B.A. a.k.a. Chastity Versus Unchastity Harshadrai Mehta Nandram, Keshavlal, Yakbal, Nizam Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Krishnakanta's Will a.k.a. Krishnakanter Will Priyanath Ganguly Patience Cooper, Seeta Devi, Durgadas Bannerjee, Ahindra Chowdhury, Naresh Mitra, Jainarayan Mukherjee, Indira Devi, Geeta, Kanu Bannerjee, Prabodh Bose, Kartik Dey Social Based on Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's. Madan Theatres Ltd.
Dop: Charles Creed, Jatin Das
Krishna Sakha Ahindra Choudhury Santosh Sinha, Ahindra Choudhury, Saraswati, Brojendra Sirkar, Firozbala, Sushil Ghosh, Saraswati Devi, Tarakbala Religious Aurora Film Company, Calcutta
DOP: Debi Ghosh
Kalapani No Kaidi a.k.a. Return Of Kala Naag Homi Master Shakuntla, Homi Master, Janki, Khalil Costume Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Pandurang S. Naik
Kicks Of Kismet a.k.a. Naseeb Ni Lila Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Madanrai Vakil, Ermeline, Jilloobai Social Imperial Film Company
Kimti Aansu a.k.a. Precious Tears Harshadrai Mehta Nandram, Yakbal, Nizam, P. R. Joshi, Vishnu Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Kul Deepak a.k.a. Born Hero Kanjibhai Rathod Gulabbai, Haider Shah, Nandram, Durga, Nizam Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Laila Majnu a.k.a. Laila And Majnu Manilal Joshi Zubeida, Madanrai Vakil, Shahzadi Legend Romance Excelsior Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Lohika Lilam a.k.a. Soul Of Slave Manilal Joshi Heera, Nargis Costume Excelsior Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Madalasa G.V. Sane Bhaurao Datar, Anasuya Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Anna Salunke
Mahasati Ansuya Kanjibhai Rathod Master Vithal, Sakina Devotional Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Master Stroke a.k.a. Mardna Gha Kanjibhai Rathod Haider Shah, Nandram, Gulab, Chandra, Gangaram, Sakina Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chaturbhai Patel
Mohabbat Ke Musibat a.k.a. Love And Romance M. M. Vaidya Saurashtra Film Co., Rajkot
Mohana Rani a.k.a. Rani Mohana a.k.a. Chhelbatao Dinshaw Jhaveri Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, Putli Royal Art Studio
Muraliwala Baburao Painter V. Shantaram, Madhusudan, Sushila Devi, Lalya Gokhale, Bal Gangar Religious Maharashtra Film Company, Kolhapur
DOP: S. Fattelal
Nala Damayanti Dadasaheb Phalke Bachchuram, Bhaurao Datar, Gangubai Mohite, Khirsagar Salanki, Gotiram Mythology Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
DOP: Telang
Nanand Bhojai a.k.a. The Victim Of Society Manilal Joshi Zubeida, Thatte, Miss Mani, S. Nazir, Nargis, Gangaram, Takle, Rani, Udwadia Social Excelsior Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Naqli Rani a.k.a. Sham Queen Harshadrai Mehta Zebunisa, Prabhashankar, Harihar Diwana, Gangaram, Miss Mary, Janibabu Costume Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhatt
Nari Ki Nagan a.k.a. Soul Of A Snake K. P. Bhave Madanrai Vakil, Tara, Baburao Sansare, Dinkar, Jilloobai, Dhanji Fantasy Imperial Film Company
DOP: Rustom Irani
Netaji Palkar a.k.a. Beloved Leader Palkar Keshavrao Dhaiber, V. Shantaram Balasaheb Yadav, Vasantrao Deshpande, Sushila Devi, Zunzharrao Pawar, Anasuya, Ganpat Bakre, Mane, Gulabbai Historical Maharashtra Film Company, Kolhapur
DOP: S. Fattelal

P-S[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1927
Pandav Rajasuya Yagam Mythology Exhibitors Film Service
Parsa Eblis a.k.a. Pavitra Satan Manilal Joshi Nargis, Athavale Social Excelsior Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Pita Pooja Madan Theatres Ltd.
Prem Ni Pratima a.k.a. Lovers Manilal Joshi Blanche Verne Excelsior Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Princess Laila Rama Choudhary Blanche Verne, Elizer, Madanrai Vakil, Jilloobai, La Tosca, Miss Helen Costume La Tosca Productions
Punarjanma a.k.a. Incarnation Jaygopal Pillai Atul Sen, Funniman, Kedar Chatterjee, Premankur Atorthy, Indira Devi, Artidevi, Bhanu Bannerjee Sr. Costume Indian Kinema Arts, Calcutta
DOP: Nitin Bose
Raghunathrao and Sarayubala Madanrai Vakil Jilloobai, P. R. Joshi Semi-historical Romance Royal Art Studio
DOP: Rustom Irani
Reshmi Sari a.k.a. Follies Of The Rich Nanubhai Desai Jani Babu, A. P. Kapoor, Mani, Mary Social Sharda Film Company
DOP: Bhogilal Dave
Roop Sundari a.k.a. Ideal Womanhood a.k.a. Adarsha Veerangana Harshadrai Mehta Nandram, Gulb, Durga, Chanda Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Rukamangada Mohini Dadsaheb Phalke Ganpat Shinde, Gangubai Mohite Devotional Hindustan Cinema Film Co., Nasik
Sansar a.k.a. A Phase Of Life V. K. Pattani Social Saurashtra Film Co.
DOP: Rajkot Champaklal Pattani
Sati Madri a.k.a. Pious Madri Narayan Deware, Chandulal Shah Raja Sandow, Gohar Devotional Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Pandurang S. Naik
Sati Savitri a.k.a. Ideal Wife Baburao Painter V. Shantaram, Sushila Devi, Zunzharrao Pawar, Nimbalkar, Balasaheb Yadav, Gulabbai Social Maharashtra Film Company, Kolhapur
DOP: S. Fattelal
Sati Savitri a.k.a. Savitri Satyavan a.k.a. Ideal Wife Pandurang Talegiri Gangubai, Wamanrao Kulkarni, Baburao Gade, Pandurang Varne Mythology United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Y. D. Sarpotdar
Satsang Aurora Film Company
Savaliya Tandel South Indian Film Company of Sholapur
Shankaracharya a.k.a. Renaissance Of Hinduism Kali Prasad Ghose (K. P. Ghose) Jiban Gangopadhyay, Dhirendranath Ganguly, Leela Mukherjee, Nirmalendu Lahiri, Kartik Dey, Ahi Sanyal, Manmatha Pal Devotional Indian Kinema Arts, Calcutta
DOP: Noni Gopal Sanyal, P. Sanyal
Sharad Purnima a.k.a. A Full Moon Night In Spring Harshadrai Mehta Gulab, Nandram, Keshavlal, Gangaram Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Sheel Prabhav a.k.a. Glory Of Virtue Vishnupant Aundhkar United Pictures Syndicate
Shiraz-Ud-Dowla a.k.a. By Sheer Valour Dhanjibhai K. Desai Master Vithal, Zebunisa, Tara, Asha, Kumudini, Miss Dwarki, Gangaram Costume Historical Ideal Pictures Corp., Sharda Film Company
DOP: Bhogilal Dave
Shri Krishna Nardi K. P. Bhave Jamshedji Khansaheb, Putli, Jilloobai Religious Imperial Film Company
Shrimati Nalini a.k.a. Mrs. Nalini Manilal Joshi Nargis, Yakbal, Takle Social Excelsior Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Sindh Ni Sumari a.k.a. Sumari Of Sind Chandulal Shah Gohar, Raja Sandow, Noor Mohammed Charlie, Yakbal, Leena Costume Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Pandurang S. Naik, Narayan Deware
Swadesh Seva a.k.a. My Country Harshadrai Mehta Master Vithal, Lobo Historical Sharda Film Company

T-Z[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Cinematographer
1927
Tainted Virtue a.k.a. Karmaili Kali Rama S. Choudhury Ermeline, Madanrai Vakil Social Imperial Film Company
DOP: Rustom Irani
The Dancing Girl a.k.a. Gutter Nu Gulab Bhagwati Prasad Mishra Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Madanrai Vakil, Elizer, Putli, Jamshedji, K. P. Bhave, Sakhu Social Imperial Film Company
DOP: Rustom Irani
The Mission Girl a.k.a. Christian Kumari Homi Master Raja Sandow, Sulochana (Ruby Myrs), Heera, Khalil, Miss Mani Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Pandurang S. Naik
Thoratanchi Kamla a.k.a. Kamla Of The Thorats N. D. Sarpotdar Gangubai, Wamanrao Kulkarni, Pandurang Varne, Dattoba Rajwade, Baburao Shinde, Bandopant Sohoni Historical United Pictures Syndicate
DOP: Pandurang Talegiri
Trust Your Wife a.k.a. Anun Naam Te Bairi Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani Miss Mohini, Jamshedji, Jilloobai Social Imperial Film Company
DOP: Rustom Irani
Vadia Dhor a.k.a. Unpractical Harshadrai Mehta Social Krishna Film Company
DOP: Chimanlal Luhar
Vande Mataram Ashram Bhalji Pendharkar Yamunadevi, Parshwanath Yeshwant Altekar, Baburao Pendharkar Social Vande Mataram Film Company
DOP: D. D. Dabke
Veer Garjana a.k.a. Rewards Of Blind Passion Nanubhai Desai Master Vithal, Prabhashankar, Kumudini Action Costume Sharda Film Company
DOP: Naval Bhat
Vilasi Kanta a.k.a. Flirting Wife Aundhkar, Wamanrao Kulkarni, Durga, Hansa, Yamuna Gole, Phatak Social Social Pictures Corporation
Wildcat of Bombay a.k.a. Mumbai Ni Biladi Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani Jamshedji Khansaheb, Sulochana (Ruby Myers), D. Billimoria Social Imperial Film Company
Why Sons Go Astray a.k.a. Surat No Sahukar Homi Master Sushila, R. N. Vaidya, Khalil, Noor Mohammed Charlie Social Kohinoor Film Company
DOP: Narayan Deware

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