This silent movie depicts the destructiveness of ego and arrogance through the story of Bhasmasur who, after receiving a boon that anybody whose head he keeps his hand on will be burnt to dust tries to kill Lord Shiva himself, prompting Lord Vishnu to take the form of a beautiful woman, Mohini, to bamboozle him into self-destruction.
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The highlight of this movie is that it was the first time real women acted in a Hindi movie. Kamalabhai Gokhale and her mother Durgabai, the first ladies onscreen acted in this movie causing a great deal of uproar amongst audiences, as this was unheard of in those days. Read More