Chandidas (1932): Debaki Kumar Bose Classic Bengali Film

Chandidas 1932 Bengali Film
Chandidas 1932 Bengali Film

September 15, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The rare Bengali film CHANDIDAS starring Durgadas Bannerjee, Amar Mullick, Krishna Chandra Dey directed by Debaki Kumar Bose and produced by the NEW THEATRES is now available for online purchase. Collect the classic Bengali movie just for Rs.399.00 Rs in India or for  $9.50 worldwide.


Cast and Crew:

  • Cast: Durgadas Bannerjee, Amar Mullick, Krishna Chandra Dey, Manoranjan Bhattacharya, Sunila
  • Director: Debaki Kumar Bose
  • Production House: New Theatres
  • Music Director: Rai Chand Boral
  • Country: India
  • Language: Bengali
  • Year: 1932
  • Color/BW: BW
  • Category: Feature Film
  • Genre: Drama

DVD Details

  • Format: DVD
  • Label:Angel Video
  • Catalog No: AVDVD304CE
  • DVD Region: All Region
  • No Of Disks: 1
  • Subtitles: English
  • Video: NTSC

Special Offers:

Other great Bengali films released in 1932 in the following order:

Film Name    Producer    Director    Asst.Director    Cast    Rdate

  • Chirakumar Sabha (1932)    New Theatres Ltd.    Premankur Atarthi    Raichand Boral    Tinkari Chakraborty, Durgadas Bandyopadhyay,    5/28/1932
  • Noukadubi (1932)  Madan Theatres    Naresh Mitra        Naresh Mitra, Dhiraj Bhattacharya, Kunjala    6/3/1932
  • Chirakumari (1932)   Madan Theatres Ltd.    Amar Chowdhury        Amar Chowdhury, Ranisundari, Kshirodgopal    7/1/1932
  • Pallisamaj (1932)    New Theatres. Ltd.    Sisir Bhaduri    Raichand Boral    Sisir Bhaduri, Biswanath Bhaduri, Prabha Debi,    7/1/1932
  • Madhabikankan (1932)   Madan Theatres    Jyotish Bandyopadhyay        Joynarayan Mukhopadhyay, Lilabati, Mumtaz Begum,    7/9/1932
  • Krishnakanter Will    Madan Theatres Ltd.    Jyotish Bandyopadhyay        Ahindra Chowdhury, Dhiraj Bhattacharya, Sishubala,    9/27/1932

3 thoughts on “Chandidas (1932): Debaki Kumar Bose Classic Bengali Film

  1. Adapted from a popular stage musical, Debaki Bose directs this tale about the legendary and enigmatic poet Chandidas, who rejected hidebound tradition in favor of a more democratic spirituality. The drama of the film centers on the growing love affair between Chandidas (Durgadas Bannerjee) and low-caste washerwoman named Rami (Umasashi). When Rami rejects the coercive advances of debauched upper-caste merchant Bijoynarayan, he convinces a priest to castigate Chandidas for consorting with the lower-caste. The poet is about to repent until he sees the abuse Bijoynarayan’s henchmen inflicted on Rami. Instead, he escapes the village with her in hand. ~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide

  2. IMDB Review:
    This film is about Chandidas, a legendary 15th-C. Bengali Vaishnavite poet whose biography remains obscure but was an influence on the better documented Chaitanya (1486-1533), a school teacher who promoted the Vaishnavite ideology in Bengal, mostly through hymns about the Radha-Krishna legend. The film stressed the poet’s teachings through the love story between Chandidas and a low-caste washerwoman, Rami. The conventional villain of the saint film genre, who represents the established order threatened by the outsider’s revolutionary influence on common people, is the rapacious upper-caste merchant Bijoynarayan. When Rami rejects his advances, he persuades the high priest to insist that Chandidas must repent or be punished for associating with a low-caste woman. Chandidas agrees to repent but when he sees the injuries Rami has suffered at the hands of the merchant’s goons, he rejects institutionalized religion in favor of the higher Vaishnavite call for a more democratic god and leaves the village with Rami. Written by Sujit R. Varma

  3. Directed by
    Debaki Bose

    Writing credits
    (in alphabetical order)
    Debaki Bose writer
    Chandra Mukherjee play

    Original Music by
    Rai Chand Boral

    Cinematography by
    Nitin Bose

    Sound Department
    Mukul Bose …. sound

    Music Department
    Krishna Chandra Dey …. playback singer
    Umasashi …. playback singer

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