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Jagriti (1956)

Sent to a hostel as a punishment, a rebellious lad leads a revolt and creates havoc in the institution.

Director:

Satyen Bose

Writers:

Satyen Bose (scenario), Manoranjan Ghose (story & dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abhi Bhattacharya ... Superintendent Shekhar
Pranoti Ghosh Pranoti Ghosh ... (as Pronoti Ghose)
Bipin Gupta Bipin Gupta ... Ramapati Mukherjee
Mumtaz Begum Mumtaz Begum ... Mrs. Mukherjee
Raj Kumar Gupta Raj Kumar Gupta ... Ajaykumar Mukherjee (as Raj Kumar)
Rattan Kumar Rattan Kumar ... Shakti Choudhary
Chandan Kumar Chandan Kumar
Dilip Dilip
Raja Raja
Mohan Choti ... Mohan (as Mohan Choti)
Ghanshyam Ghanshyam
Navneet Navneet
Girish Girish
Padmakar Padmakar ... (as Padmaker)
Nanda Dulal Nanda Dulal ... Mrs. Choudhary
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Storyline

Wealthy Ramapati Mukherjee is displeased with his nephew, Ajaykumar, when he gets a number of complaints from people in the community. He punishes him, blames his mother for spoiling him, and when Ajaykumar does not relent, has his enrolled in a hostel in the city. From his entry itself, he gets into fisticuffs with other students, then finds fault with the food as well as the teaching methods and is severely reprimanded. Enraged at this humiliation, he and other pranksters, compel the portly school superintendent to quit, and a replacement, Shekhar, takes over. Ajaykumar and his buddies are now all set to try their tricks on Shekhar and they are sure it will not be long before he, too, decides to leave. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Bhojpuri | Sanskrit | English

Release Date:

November 1956 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Awakening See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Probably the best patriotic film appropriate for children and the young. It inspires me even today at my age of 72.
14 April 2004 | by raggarwala-1See all my reviews

The finest Hindi Film I have ever seen, which inspires people of all ages even today, though the film is produced with essentially children in mind. Its songs are particularly touching and elevating. They remind people of all ages and teach the young the history and beauty of India, its monuments, valour and sacrifices made by Indians through generations, the reverence India holds for her sacred rivers, and describes Gandhiji, through moving, melodious, and absorbing lyrics, and music, while on a journey on a train and through travels around India. The film highlights the basic cultural ethos of India, in which the young pay respects to their teachers and elders and love for others, while the teacher becomes a beackon of hope, and everlasting friendships. It teaches children to be brave in the face of hardships, and brings out the rejuvenating effect of Indian music, to motivate children towards patriotism and noble acts towards each other. A really fine movie to see by the whole family, and excellent aid for display in schools. It should become part of school curriculum in India, in all schools.


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