Sarfarosh (1930 film)

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Directed by A. R. Kardar
Produced by Playart Phototone
Starring Gul Hamid
Rafiqe Ghaznavi
Ghulam Qadir
Cinematography K. V. Machve
Playart Phototone/United Player's Corporation
Release date
1930 (1930)
Country British India
Language Silent

Sarfarosh also called Brave Hearts was a 1930 Indian silent film directed by A. R. Kardar.[1] Made as action adventure film based on the RKO dramas, it was produced by Kardar's production company, "Playart Phototone".[2] According to Hameeduddin Mahmood, the films had double titles up until the mid-1930s; the Hindi/Urdu name for the home market (India), and the English name for the overseas market.[3] Kardar gave up acting after having starred in Husn Ka Daku (1929) and cast Gul Hamid in the main role. He also gave Rafiqe Ghaznavi a break as an actor in the film. Ghaznavi went on to become a famous music director.[4]

The cinematographer was K. V. Machve, and the actors were Gul Hamid, Ghulam Qadir, Miss Gulzar, Rafiqe Ghaznavi and Mumtaz.[5]


  • Gul Hamid
  • Ghulam Qadir
  • Hiralal
  • Miss Gulzar
  • Mumtaz
  • Rafiq Gazanavi


The film, like Husn Ka Daku (1929) was released at Deepak Cinema, in the Bhati Gate area of Lahore.[4] The film was made in thirty weeks and made "1,170 rupees, 2 annas and 6 paisa", making it the "Most successful" film until that time.[6]


  1. ^ Gulazāra; Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. pp. 593–. ISBN 978-81-7991-066-5. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ Geoffrey Nowell-Smith (17 October 1996). The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford University Press, UK. ISBN 978-0-19-811257-0. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  3. ^ Hameeduddin Mahmood (1974). The kaleidoscope of Indian cinema. Affiliated East-West Press. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b "A. R. Kardar". The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Sarfarosh (1930)". Alan Goble. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  6. ^ Khalid, Haroon. "Long-lost siblings". HRI Southasian. Retrieved 23 March 2015.

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