Most Popular Titles Released 1937-01-01 to 1937-12-31 With Country of Origin India


1. Prem Kahani (1937)

87 min

5.5
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Two widowed sisters thwart a love match when they try to arrange marriages for their respective children.

Director: Franz Osten | Stars: Ashok Kumar, N.M. Joshi, Bilqis, Aloka

Votes: 6

2. Bidyapati (1937)

141 min | Drama

8.3
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Classic celebration of Mithila's King Shiva Singha's (Bannerjee/Kapoor) love for his wife while chronicling the influence of the pacifist court poet Bidyapati (Sanyal). Invited to the royal... See full summary »

Director: Debaki Bose | Stars: Pahadi Sanyal, Durgadas Bannerjee, Chhaya Devi, Kanan Devi

Votes: 13

3. Kisan Kanya (1937)

137 min | Drama

6.0
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Rural crime drama featuring an exploitative landlord (Gani) and a good peasant Ramu (Nissar) who is accused of murdering the landlord. Remembered mainly for being one of India's first ... See full summary »

Director: Moti B. Gidwani | Stars: Padmadevi, Jillo, Ghulam Mohammed, Nissar

Votes: 8

4. Duniya Na Mane (1937)

166 min | Drama

6.9
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Neera [Marathi]/Nirmala [Hindi](Apte) is trapped into marrying the old widower Kakasaheb (Date). He is a progressive lawyer with a son and a daughter of Neera's age. She refuses to ... See full summary »

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shanta Apte, Keshavrao Date, Vimala Vasishta, Shakuntala Paranjpye

Votes: 27

5. Mukti (I) (1937)

139 min | Drama

8.0
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This classic adultery story tells of an artist, Prasanta (Barua) presented in the stereotypically romantic image: dedicated to his vocation, paying no heed to his scandalous reputation (he ... See full summary »

Director: P.C. Barua | Stars: P.C. Barua, Kanan Devi, Amar Mullick, Sailen Choudhury

Votes: 12

6. Kala Bhoot (1937)

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Director: A.M. Khan | Stars: Bashir, Bose, Gohar Karnataki, Navinchandra

7. Kunku (1937)

162 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shanta Apte, Keshavrao Date, Raja Nene, Vimala Vasishta

Votes: 39

8. Anath Ashram (1937)

136 min

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Reformist melodrama about widow-remarriage. Jai Narain, owner of a colliery, forms a happy family with his wife, his daughter Saroj, son-in-law Kailash, an engineer at the colliery, and ... See full summary »

Director: Hemchandra Chunder | Stars: Umasashi, Najmul Hussain, Jagdish Sethi, Prithviraj Kapoor

9. Jagirdar (1937)

166 min

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Bibbo is Neela and Surendra plays Jagirdar Surendra. They secretly marry and have a child. When Jagirdar is presumed dead in a shipwreck, the child is considered illegitimate. The poor ... See full summary »

Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Surendra, Motilal, Lala Yaqoob, Zia Sarhadi

10. Daulat (1937)

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Director: S.M. Yusuf | Stars: Agha, Brijmala, Chandrarao, Harishchandra

11. Jeevan Jyoti (1937)

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Star: Shakuntala Paranjpye

12. Gul Badan (1937)

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Director: Kanjibhai Rathod | Star: Ansuya

13. Chintamani (1937)

215 min | Drama, Family

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Chintamani was based on the legendary story of a Sanskrit poet and devotee of Lord Krishna named Bilwamangal (M. K. Thyragaraja Bhagavathar). Bilwamangal, a resident of Varanasi, was a ... See full summary »

Director: Y.V. Rao | Stars: Aswathamma, M.K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, L. Narayan Rao, S.S. Rajamani

14. Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag (1937)

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Star: Navinchandra

15. Toofani Khazana (1937)

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Star: P. Jairaj

16. Soldier's Wife (1937)

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Director: R.S. Prakash

17. Aurat Ki Zindagi (1937)

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Star: Zubeida

18. Izzat (1937)

108 min

6.3
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Based in Central India, a story about struggle of a young man belonging to Bheel (an adivasi) tribe against the exploitation of his people by stronger Maratha tribe.

Director: Franz Osten | Stars: Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, Kamta Prasad, Chandraprabha

Votes: 12

19. Mandir (1937)

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Director: Abdul Rashid Kardar | Star: Rajkumari

20. Alibaba (1937)

133 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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Based on the 'Arabian Nights', this film tells of the Baghdadi woodcutter Alibaba (M. Bose) and his magic 'Open Sesame' formula; of the hero's jealous brother Kasim and the slave girl ... See full summary »

Director: Modhu Bose | Stars: Sadhona Bose, Bibhuti Ganguly, Suprava Mukherjee, Kamal Biswas

21. Ranga Bou (1937)

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Director: Jyotish Bannerjee | Stars: Ratin Banerjee, Manoranjan Bhattacharya, Chhaya Devi, Menaka Devi

22. Sarangadhara (I) (1937)

Musical, Drama

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Director: P. Pullaiah | Stars: Banda Kanakalingeshwara Rao, Shanta Kumari, Kannamba, Sriranjani Sr.

23. Sri Thyagaraja (1937)

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Directors: V.C. Desai, T.P.K. Sastry

24. Jeevan Swapna (1937)

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Director: Jaddanbai | Stars: Mehtab, A. Hussain, Maruti Rao, Aneeta Devi

25. Gangavataran (1937)

134 min

8.2
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This is a Puranic tale, which, by all accounts, was a grand mythological spectacle full of miracles and fantasy scenes with special effects. Chitnis played the god Shanker, and Suresh played the sage Narada.

Directors: Madhukar Bavdekar, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke | Stars: Chitnis, Suresh Pardesi, Kusum Deshpande, Bhagwat

Votes: 5

26. Vipranarayana (1937)

Musical, Drama, Romance

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Director: Ahindra Choudhury | Stars: Narasimha Rao Kasturi, Kanchanamala, Tanguturi Suryakumari

27. Khan Bahadur (1937)

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Director: Sohrab Modi | Star: Sharifa

28. Badi Bahen (1937)

153 min

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Director: Nitin Bose | Stars: K.L. Saigal, Leela Desai, Devbala, Kamaleshkumari

29. Khwab Ki Duniya (1937)

155 min

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Director: Vijay Bhatt | Stars: Sardar Akhtar, Lallo Bhai

30. Savitri (1937)

136 min | Fantasy

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Unusual mythological. The love story from the 'Mahabharata', features Devika Rani as the heroine born through divine benediction to Ashwapati, and Ashok Kumar as Satyavan, son of an exiled ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Osten | Stars: Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, Chandraprabha, Sunita Devi

31. Bhasmasur Mohini (1937)

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Director: Sundarrao Nadkarni

32. Talkie of Talkies (1937)

135 min | Drama

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A film derived from a play about life imitating art. Prof. Digambar Majumdar's (Bhaduri) sister Shanta defies her brother's wishes and marries Biren, whom she nursed to health after ... See full summary »

Director: Sisir Kumar Bhaduri | Stars: Sisir Kumar Bhaduri, Ahindra Choudhury, Jahar Ganguli, Kankabati

33. Mohini Rugmangada (1937)

165 min

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Proselyting mythological advocating the ekadashi 'vrat' (a ritual fast on the 11th day of the lunar month). Strongly promoted, it claimed to bring a new variety to Telugu cinema, featuring ... See full summary »

Director: Chitrapu Narasimha Rao | Stars: Vemuri Gaggaiah, Suryanarayana, Ramatilakam, Venkateswarlu Pulipati

34. Danger Signal (1937)

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Director: K. Amarnath

35. Didi (1937)

140 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A famous Saigal musical narrating a strange love story set against 1930s industrialization and worker-management relations. The 16-year-old Prabhavati (Chandarbati Devi/Kumari) inherits a ... See full summary »

Director: Nitin Bose | Stars: K.L. Saigal, Leela Desai, Devbala, Durgadas Bannerjee

Votes: 5

36. Purandaradasa (1937)

Biography

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Director: B. Chawan | Stars: G. Krishnaswamy Iyengar, Tripuramba, J.T. Balakrishnarao

37. Kokila (1937)

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Director: Sarvottam Badami | Stars: Maya Banerjee, Sabita Devi, Sitara Devi, Kayamali

38. Zinda Bhoot (1937)

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39. Minnalkodi (1937)

157 min

8.9
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Left fatherless and swindled by a nasty uncle, young Mohini (Rukmini) and her servant (Coco) come across the injured dacoit Minnalkodi. When he dies, Mohini takes on his identity and ... See full summary »

Director: K. Amarnath | Stars: K.T. Rukmini, B. Srinivasa Rao, Coco, Gogia Pasha

Votes: 10

40. Rajgee (1937)

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Director: Sukumar Dasgupta | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Dhiraj Bhattacharya, Sailen Choudhury, Aruna Das

41. Qazzak Ki Ladki (1937)

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Director: K. Sardar | Stars: Bibbo, Dattu, Iftekhar, Kashmiri

42. Mahageet (1937)

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Director: Hiren Bose | Star: Sankatha

43. Chabuk Sawar (1937)

Action

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Director: Udwadia | Stars: Gohar, Jayakumar, Nurjahan, Amritlal

44. Kulvadhu (1937)

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Director: Sarvottam Badami | Stars: Sabita Devi, Gulzar, Motilal

45. Mukti (II) (1937)

155 min

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This classic adultery story tells of an artist, Prasanta (Barua) presented in the stereotypically romantic image: dedicated to his vocation, paying no heed to his scandalous reputation (he ... See full summary »

Director: P.C. Barua | Stars: P.C. Barua, Kanan Devi, Nawab, Jagdish Sethi

46. Jeevan Prabhat (1937)

144 min

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In this tale of rural caste divisions, polygamy is added to the theme in this story of Uma, born in an orthodox Brahmin family. To the despair of her parents she values her friendship with ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Osten | Stars: Devika Rani, Mumtaz Ali, Kishore Sahu, Renuka Devi

47. Mere Lal (1937)

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Director: Gunjal | Stars: Rafiq Ghaznavi, W.M. Khan

48. Pardesi Pankhi (1937)

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Stars: Eddie Billimoria, Noor Mohammad Charlie, Dixit, Ghori

49. Hurricane Hansa (1937)

145 min

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Hansa, daughter of Veer Singh, escapes an attack on her family by the villain Zalim Singh in which her mother is killed, her father injured and her sister Padma abducted. Growing up as a ... See full summary »

Director: R.N. Vaidya | Stars: Fearless Nadia, Husn Banu, Sardar Mansur, Sayani Atish

50. Asai (1937)

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Director: R. Padmanabhan



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