Kismet (1943)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 23 mins

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A former theater owner and his crippled daughter live in poverty until a chance encounter with a young pickpocket brings romance for the petty criminal and daughter as well as a chance by the father to get back at the villainous new theater owner who ousted him from the business years before.

Cast: Ashok Kumar Ganguly, Mumtaz Shanti

Crew: Gyan Mukherjee (Director), RD Pareenja (Director of Photography), Anil Biswas (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Oct 1943 (India)

Hindi Name: किस्मत

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Did you know? This movie is considered Indian cinema's first blockbuster as it created an all time record for the longest continuous run of more than three and a half years at a single cinema Roxy in Calcutta, a record broken by ‘Sholay’ (1975, Dir: Ramesh Sippy) 37 years later. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
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Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
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2.35 : 1
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Music Director: Anil Biswas
Lyricist: Kavi Pradeep
Playback Singer: Ameerbai Karnataki
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Music Director: Anil Biswas
Lyricist: Kavi Pradeep
Playback Singer: Ameerbai Karnataki
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Music Director: Anil Biswas
Lyricist: Kavi Pradeep
Playback Singer: Parul Ghosh
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Trivia:
This movie is considered Indian cinema's first blockbuster as it created an all time record for the longest continuous run of more than three and a half years at a single cinema Roxy in Calcutta, a record broken by ‘Sholay’ (1975, Dir: Ramesh Sippy) 37 years later.

This bold are breaking movie was written and directed by Gyan Mukherjee and produced by Bombay Talkies during the second world war period, while it was in a succession battle between Devika Rani and Sashadhar Mukherjee after owner Himanshu Rai's death.

The film is one of the biggest hits in the history of Hindi cinema. At a theatre in Calcutta it ran for three years, and gave Indian cinema its first title of superstar, Ashok Kumar. It has been given the status of All-Time Blockbuster. In the decade of 1940s, this movie made the most money, a record that was unbeaten until 1949 by 'Barsaat'.

The film came with some bold themes for the first time in Indian Cinema showing an anti-hero character and an unmarried girl getting pregnant.

The movie also has the distinction of first 'double-role' played by any Indian actor.