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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mother India 1939


Released Thru: India Cine Pictues Ltd.
Story: Mohanlal G. Dave
Direction : Gunjal
Photography : Rustom Irani
Recording: Jehangir Munshi
Music: Ram Gopal
Cast: Sharifa, Pramila, Sushila, Suraiya, Laxmi, W. M. Khan, Ashiq Husein and Gulam Mahomad.
Released at: Royal Opera House, Bombay.
Date of Release: 21st January 1939.
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THE VICEROY OF INDIA SEES "MOTHER INDIA"!

On the 9th of November, 1938, at a command performance given at the Viceregal Lodge, Their Excellencies Marquesses of Linlithgow and the Marchioness of Linlithgow saw India's second all-colour talking picture "Mother India" and they were much interested in the presentation of the story and were impressed by the acting, particularly of the lady who took the part of the mother.
The colour process was described as "extremely effective and natural".

MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY SEE "MOTHER INDIA"!

A special show was also given to the prominent members of the Central Legislative Assembly at
Delhi and Mr. Bhulabhai Desai, M.L.A.. the Leader of the Congress Party in congratulating India
Cine Pictures Ltd., the producers, said "apart from the technique of production, the story underlying it is exceedingly well presented."


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