Chitralekha (1941)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 36 mins

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Kumargiri is sent by Mrityunjay to try and convince Rajnartaki Chitralekha to free Samant Bijgupt from her clutches so that he can wed the latter's daughter, Yashodhara. Kumargiri does meet with Chitralekha but is instead mocked, and retreats to his ashram. Shortly thereafter he gets a shock when he finds her at his abode - requesting permission to remain there and serve him. He initially refuses, but subsequently relents and permits her to live there along with other male disciples - a decision that he will rue and regret for the rest of his life.

Cast: Najma Khan

Crew: Kidar Sharma (Director), GK Mehta (Director of Photography), Jhande Khan (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1941 (India)

Hindi Name: चित्रलेखा

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Did you know? It was based on 1934 Hindi novel by the same name by Bhagwati Charan Verma about Bijgupta serving under the Maurya Empire and the king Chandragupta Maurya (340 BCE – 298 BCE) and his love for courtesan Chitralekha. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
The movie created a storm when it featured the female lead, Mehtaab, in an uncensored topless bathing scene.

This movie was re-made under the same title in 1964 by the same director, Kidar Sharma.

It was based on 1934 Hindi novel by the same name by Bhagwati Charan Verma about Bijgupta serving under the Maurya Empire and the king Chandragupta Maurya (340 BCE – 298 BCE) and his love for courtesan Chitralekha.
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Remade as: Chitralekha (Hindi)