Samrat (1954 film)

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Samrat
Directed by Najam Naqvi
Starring Ajit
Rehana
Sapru
Randir
Music by Hemant Kumar[1]
Production
company
Filmistan
Release date
  • 22 January 1954 (1954-01-22) (India)
[2]
Country India
Language Hindi

Samrat is a 1954 Bollywood film directed by Najam Naqvi.[3] The film featured Ajit, Rehana, Kamalesh Kumari and others.

Plot[edit]

The Diwan of a Kingdom, Guman Singh, has connections with the leader of a pirate gang. Sagar and two of his friends Kanhaiya and Kanu comes to know this connection from a wounded sailor. Bijli, a pub dancer, comes to know this. Sagar informs the King but due to the power exerted by the Diwan who is engaged to the King's daughter, Rajakumari, he is jailed as giving false information. Rajakumari suspects Guman and visits the pirates' island in disguise. She finds out the truth. She tells her father about it. When the King called for Guman, he sensed the trouble and stages a coup. He imprisons the King and places a look-alike as a dummy king. Rajakumari is forced to dance in the pirates' ship. Sagar, who was earlier released, attacks the ship and frees Rajakumari. He then kills Guman in a sword fight and releases the real King from prison.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Ajit
  • Rehana
  • Kamlesh Kumari
  • Mumtaz Ali
  • Ram Singh
  • Sapru
  • S. L. Puri
  • Randhir
  • Bhujbal Singh

Production[edit]

The film was dubbed into Tamil under the title Kaadhal Parisu and was released in 1955. Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam wrote the dialogues and lyrics. [5](Note: Not to be confused with Kadhal Parisu that featured Kamal Haasan and released in 1987.)

Soundtrack[edit]

Music was composed by Hemant Kumar[1] and the lyrics were penned by Rajendra Krishan. Playback singers are Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt, Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi and C. Ramchandra.[4]

Hindi songs
No. Song Singer/s Duration (m:ss)
1 Do Ghadi Saath Tere Dil Mera Aabad Raha Geeta Dutt 03:27
2 Gora Bhi Achchha Kaala Bhi Achchha 03:17
3 Duniya Se Kya Karen Vafa Lata Mangeshkar 03:25
4 Meri Dam Bhar Paapin Aankh Lagi 02:48
5 Yeh Khamoshiyaan Yeh Samaan 04:10
6 Jaan Dena Aashiquon Ka Kaam Mohammed Rafi & C. Ramchandra 06:26
7 Sabko Mubaarak Naya Saal Asha Bhosle & group 03:17
8 Shabaab Hi Shabaab Hai Asha Bhosle 03:13
9 Yeh Khamoshiyaan Yeh Samaan 03:08
Tamil songs
No. Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration (m:ss)
1 Nilavaanile Jaalamaai Lakshmi Shankar Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam
2 Nilaavaanile Megamaai (pathos)
3 Inba Kannaalan Unnai Naan
4 Pudhumai Nal Aandinile
5 Ullaasamaai Ellorume
6 Anbe Ulagil Virodhamaai

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1998. p. 152. 
  2. ^ "Samrat - 1954". Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willemen. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1998. p. 638. 
  4. ^ a b "Samrat (1954)". muvyz.com. Archived from the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  5. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 89. 

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