Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
Saraswatichandra

Saraswatichandra

Discussion
Ask a question about 'Saraswatichandra'
Start a new discussion about 'Saraswatichandra'
Answer questions from other users
Full Discussion Forum
 
Encyclopedia
Saraswatichandra is a black-and-white
Black-and-white
Black-and-white, often abbreviated B/W or B&W, is a term referring to a number of monochrome forms in visual arts.Black-and-white as a description is also something of a misnomer, for in addition to black and white, most of these media included varying shades of gray...

 Hindi
Hindi
Standard Hindi, or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi, also known as Manak Hindi , High Hindi, Nagari Hindi, and Literary Hindi, is a standardized and sanskritized register of the Hindustani language derived from the Khariboli dialect of Delhi...

 film released in 1968 . It starred Nutan
Nutan
Nutan Behl , better known as Nutan , was an Indian actress. She appeared in more than 70 Hindi films in a career spanning over four decades...

 and Manish
Manish
Manish or Maneesh is a common Hindu masculine given name that literally means "The God of the Mind" or the one who has controlled and mastered one's mind , derived from the Sanskrit words "man" which means Mind and "ish" which refers to God or master.Many Hindu male children are given this name...

 among others and was directed by Govind Saraiya. It was also the last Bollywood
Bollywood
Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai , Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centers producing...

 movie to be made in black and white.

The film was based on Saraswatichandra
Saraswatichandra (novel)
Saraswatichandra is a Gujarati novel by Govardhanram Madhavaram Tripathi, an author of early twentieth century from Gujarat, India. It is widely readGujarati literature....

, a landmark Gujarati
Gujarati language
Gujarati is an Indo-Aryan language, and part of the greater Indo-European language family. It is derived from a language called Old Gujarati which is the ancestor language of the modern Gujarati and Rajasthani languages...

 novel, by Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi, a famous author of early twentieth century Gujarat, India. It also won the National Film Awards in the Best Cinematography and Best Music Director categories .

The Novel



The novel, written in five parts, narrates the lifestyle and ideology of people in the early 20th century. It depicts the social fabric of that time: extended family life and the beginning of the meltdown of old customs and traditions.

Synopsis


Saraswati is indifferently raised by his step mother and yet he grows up and becomes a compassionate person who has lofty ideas and decides to do without his personal happiness without informing his father, who fixes his marriage to Kumud an educated girl from a rich family. Saraswati decides to cancel the engagement and writes to Kumud to inform her. But soon she replies and soon the two keep on exchanging letters.
Soon Saraswati decides to defy the customs and pays a visit to his fiancée. The two soon serenade and a short lived romance takes place and soon Saraswati returns home after promising Kumud and her family that he would return. However, on his return a family feud takes place and Saraswati writes to Kumud that he is not able to marry her.

Cast

  • Nutan
    Nutan
    Nutan Behl , better known as Nutan , was an Indian actress. She appeared in more than 70 Hindi films in a career spanning over four decades...

      as Kumud Sundari
  • Manish as Saraswati Chandra / Navin Chander
  • Vijaya Choudhury as Kusum
  • Ramesh Deo as Pramad (Kumud's husband)
  • Sulochana Latkar  as Kumud's mother
  • B.M. Vyas as Kumud's grandfather
  • Seema Deo as Alak
  • Jeevan Kala
  • S.B. Nayampalli as Pramad's father
  • Sulochana Chatterjee as Pramad's mother
  • Babu Raje
  • Dulari as Saraswati Chandra's step-mother
  • Shivraj as Saraswati Chandra's father
  • Praveen Paul as Kumud's aunt

Soundtrack


The music for the songs was composed by Kalyanji Anandji
Kalyanji Anandji
Kalyanji Anandji is a name used by Indian composer duo known for its work on Hindi film soundtracks, particularly action potboilers in the 1970s. The name comes from first names of the two Gujarati brothers that formed the duo, Kalyanji Virji Shah and Anandji Virji Shah...

.
  • "Chandan sa badan" - Singer: Mukesh
    Mukesh
    Mukesh Chand Mathur was an Indian playback singer of Bollywood. He, alongside Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar, left such an impact on the Hindi film industry that they are still remembered to date....

  • "Chandan sa badan" - Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
    Lata Mangeshkar
    Lata Mangeshkar is a singer from India. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. Mangeshkar's career started in 1942 and has spanned over six and a half decades. She has recorded songs for over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional...

  • "Chod de saari duniya" - Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Awards and recognition

  • 1969, National Film Awards
    • Best Cinematography, N F Irani
    • Best Music Director, Kalyanji-Anandji
  • 1969, Filmfare Best Dialogue Award
    Filmfare Best Dialogue Award
    The Filmfare Best Dialogue Award is given by the Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. Here is a list of the award winners since 1958 and the films for which they won.-Superlatives:Most AwardsGulzar - 4...

    , Ali Raza

See also

  • National Film Awards
    National Film Awards
    The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India. Established in 1954, it is administered, along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.Every year, a national panel...

  • Filmfare Awards
    Filmfare Awards
    The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest and most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India. The awards were...

  • Filmfare Best Dialogue Award
    Filmfare Best Dialogue Award
    The Filmfare Best Dialogue Award is given by the Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. Here is a list of the award winners since 1958 and the films for which they won.-Superlatives:Most AwardsGulzar - 4...

  • Saraswatichandra (disambiguation)