Sairandhri - The Great Indian Film Hunt

Sairandhri – The Great Indian Film Hunt

Leela, one of the stars of 'Sairandhari’ 1933. Photograph is in the Prabhat studio museum, FTII, Pune.Sairandhari (1933)

Dir: V Shantaram. Studio: Prabhat Film Company. IMDB entry

First Indian film in colour. A costume spectacular, it was made in India and later sent to the UFA Studio in Germany for colour processing. A remake of Prabhat’s original 1928 ‘Keechak Vadhan’, it starred Leela as Sairandhri, Master Vinayak as King Virat and Nimbalkar as ‘Keechak’.

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