Bismi Sadi (1924)

This social film attacks Bombay's industrial parvenu class, initiating the realist-reformist melodrama as a genre. It tells of the street hawker Devdas, who goes to the city to make his ... See full summary »

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Homi Master

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Cast

Credited cast:
Raja Sandow P.K. Raja Sandow P.K.
Noor Mohamed Noor Mohamed
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Moti Moti
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This social film attacks Bombay's industrial parvenu class, initiating the realist-reformist melodrama as a genre. It tells of the street hawker Devdas, who goes to the city to make his fortune but, once successful, becomes an exploitative cotton mill owner and a callous snob knighted by the British. There is a violent factory worker's revolt. His wife, the kindly Hirabai, is made to suffer and his daughter Rukmini is dishonored. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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melodrama | society | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Country:

India

Also Known As:

Twentieth Century See more »

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Koshinoor Film See more »
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Silent
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