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Phani Majumdar is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 28 december 1911 at Faridpur Sadar Upazila (Bangladesh)

Phani Majumdar

Phani Majumdar
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Nationality Inde
Birth 28 december 1911 at Faridpur Sadar Upazila (Bangladesh)
Death 16 may 1994 (at 82 years)

Phani Majumdar was a pioneering Indian film director, who worked in Hindi cinema, most known for his film Street Singer (1938) starring K.L. Saigal noted for its song, Babul Mora Naihar Chhooto Jaye, Meena Kumari classic Aarti (1962) and Oonche Log (1965). He also worked in Singapore, where he notably made Hang Tuah (1955) in Malay, which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.

Usually with

P. Ramlee
P. Ramlee
(2 films)
Ashok Kumar
Ashok Kumar
(4 films)
Mehmood Ali
Mehmood Ali
(4 films)
Nanda
Nanda
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Phani Majumdar (17 films)

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Director

Aarti
Aarti (1962)
, 2h36
Directed by Phani Majumdar
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Pradeep Kumar, Surekha Sikri, Shashikala, Gajanan Jagirdar
Rating69% 3.4955953.4955953.4955953.4955953.495595
An unemployed young man named Deepak (Pradeep Kumar) saves Aarti Gupta (Meena Kumari), a hardworking and dedicated doctor, from drowning, and the two eventually fall in love with each other, although she is already engaged to Dr. Prakash (Ashok Kumar). Although Aarti's father firmly disapproves of this relationship, Deepak and Aarti marry.
My Son Sazali, 2h17
Directed by Phani Majumdar
Origin Singapore
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors P. Ramlee
Rating83% 4.1550654.1550654.1550654.1550654.155065
Hassan is an orphan who works with a rich family. The rich man has two children, Mansor (a boy)) and Mahani (a girl). Hassan developed an interest in music to the point that he is willing to spend whatever money he has earned to buy a violin. Once Hassan purchases the violin, he starts studying music from a violin teacher.
Hang Tuah
Hang Tuah (1956)

Directed by Phani Majumdar
Origin Singapore
Genres Action
Actors P. Ramlee, S. Shamsuddin, Datuk Aziz Sattar
Rating80% 4.000194.000194.000194.000194.00019
Hang Tuah and four of his best friends, Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu, while still teenagers have shown their heroism beating the pirates at sea. And as adults, as proposed by Hang Tuah, they went to Mount Ledang to study with Tok Guru Adi.
Tamanna
Tamanna (1942)

Directed by Phani Majumdar
Actors Paidi Jairaj, Karan Dewan, Krishna Chandra Dey, Nargis, Suraiya

Ramesh (P. Jairaj) is a straight-forward young man with a desire to help mankind. He works as an engineer in a mill, and is interested in inventive research. Half his income is spent on that, and the rest on the betterment of the villagers. Uma (Leela Desai), is a wealthy young girl and lives with her brother, who is a Professor. She can not avail of money entitled to her till she gets married. Uma and Ramesh meet when they share a taxi. They soon fall in love but Ramesh's ideals come in the way. Uma marries someone else in order to procure the money for Ramesh to fulfill his mission.
Street Singer, 2h15
Directed by Phani Majumdar
Genres Drama
Actors Kundan Lal Saigal, Kanan Devi

Bhulwa helps Manju escape from a burning orphanage and from the care of the tyrannical manager of the orphanage. The two street urchins go from village to village, singing and making money. Bhulwa’s big dream is to someday sing in a theatre in Calcutta. Several years later both are singing on the streets in Calcutta and Manju (Kanan Devi) is employed by a theatre to sing. Bhulwa (K. L. Saigal) encourages her through her nervousness and she becomes a popular singer. However her attitude towards servants and other people changes and Bhulwa is disappointed and tells her off. Bhulwa is still struggling but manages to get a chance to sing on the radio. Manju comes to know of his singing assignment when she listens to him sing on the radio. Feeling slighted she decides to sing Bhulwa’s song in a new style, the way the actor-manager Kailash wants. She leaves a message with the servant asking him to send Bhulwa to the theatre. Bhulwa gets drenched in the rain and is feverish but he goes to listen to Manju. On hearing the new tune given to his favourite song he gets aggressive on the stage and then leaves from there. Manju by now is repentant and decides to search for him. She asks the manager-actor Kailash to drive her and searches the roads by which both had travelled to come to the city. She spies Bhulwa in a boat which is being tossed around due to the wind and storm. The boat crashes against the banks. Manju rushes to Bhulwa and cradles his head on her lap. Kailash leaves them, while both look towards the road leading to the village.

Scriptwriter

Ek Chadar Maili Si
Actors Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Poonam Dhillon, Dina Pathak, A. K. Hangal
Rating70% 3.512543.512543.512543.512543.51254
Rano (Hema Malini), a feisty woman, lives in a village with her drunkard husband, Triloka (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), and her two children. Her mother-in-law, Zinda (Dina Pathak), constantly berates her for her inadequate dowry, even years after her marriage. Only her father-in-law, Hazur Singh (A. K. Hangal), an old blind man, is kind towards her but can do little. The only member of the family who can save her from the wrath of Triloka is her brother-in-law, Mangal (Rishi Kapoor). One night Triloka drops a young girl left behind at the railway station to a nearby inn. The next morning when the girl is found raped, her enraged brother kills Triloka in rage. After her husband is murdered, Rano is forced to marry her brother-in-law, Mangal, who is a good ten years younger than her and whom she had looked upon as a child, through the ceremony of chadar daalna (Niyoga). The film derives its name from it. Raji(Poonam Dhillon) a gypsy girl, plays Mangal's love interest, who leaves the scene once he gets married.
Badaltey Rishtey
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jeetendra, Rishi Kapoor, Sonali Kulkarni, Reena Roy, Asrani, A. K. Hangal
Roles Ecrivain
Rating65% 3.2929853.2929853.2929853.2929853.292985
Savitri (Reena Roy), a Music teacher with a school, also takes Music tutorials for girls by going to their homes. Savitri lives with her brother, Chandar(Asrani), who is a painting contractor, and Mother. She meets Manohar Dhani (Rishi Kapoor), a guide by profession who falls for her at the first meet. He follows her to her home on pretext of selling her eggs. Savitri knows fully aware that Manohar is just trying to woo her and is not an Egg seller. Sagar (Jeetendra),is US return businessman whose kid sister is a student of Savitri. On his return from US, he happens to hear Savitri's song and immediately falls for her as well.