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Kalipada Das (screenplay)
Kalipada Das (story)
This comedy has a country bumpkin hero Gobardhan (Das) visiting his parents-in-law in Calcutta. Making a 'No Nuisance' sign for an address... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Kalipada Das ... Gobardhan
Pravat Coomar ... Amal (as Pravat Kumar)
Sirapada Bhowmick ... Upen Babu
Amulya Bandyopadhyay ... Doctor (as Amulya Bandyo)
Rajen Baruah ... Amal's Friend
Radharani ... Niva, Gobardhan's Wife (as Radha Rani)
Sadhana Devi ... Chaya

Directed by
Kalipada Das 
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(in alphabetical order)
Kalipada Das  screenplay
Kalipada Das  story

Cinematography by
D.R. Barodkar 

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Also Known As:
"Son-in-Law" - India (English title) (alternative transliteration)
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Nice one, 12 January 2015
Author: Sohom Pramanick

Jamai Babu is a different kind of film altogether. Made in 1931, it is the only surviving Bengali Silent film. It was also one of the last ones as the talkies took over. You can see the difference in the story itself. This is not a mythological. Instead it is a satire and a comedy. Even the filming is different. The outdoor shots are in natural settings and the use of monuments like the Victoria Memorial is also very different from Phalke's work.

Also the film is funny & good to watch!

This comedy has a country bumpkin hero Gobardhan visiting his parents-in-law in Calcutta. Mistaking a 'No Nuisance' sign for an address, he gets lost trying to find his friend Amal's room. His subsequent adventures take him to famous locations including Howrah Bridge, the Victoria Memorial and the Maidan. Gobardhan eventually finds his in-laws, feigns illness to prolong his stay, is beaten up when he tries to sneak into his wife's room and gets mistaken for a thief.

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