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    22== Filmistan == 
    33Bombay-based studio; Est: 1943-44 leasing the 
    4 former premises of the Sharda studio. 
     4former premises of the [[Sharda]] studio. 
    55Launched by major breakaway group from 
    6 Bombay Talkies led by their production 
     6[[Bombay Talkies]] led by their production 
    77controller Rai Bahadur Chunilal and producer 
    88Shashadhar Mukherjee. Their first film was 
    9 Gyan Mukherjee’s Chal Chal Re Naujawan 
    10 (1944, with Ashok Kumar). The studio 
     9[[Gyan Mukherjee]]’s [[Chal Chal Re Naujawan]] 
     10(1944, with [[Ashok Kumar]]). The studio 
    1111continued more or less from S. Mukherjee’s 
    1212two influential Bombay Talkies productions: 
    13 Naya Sansar (1941) and the colossal hit 
    14 Kismet (1943). Its subsequent output 
     13[[Naya Sansar]] (1941) and the colossal hit 
     14[[Kismet]] (1943). Its subsequent output 
    1515elaborated these into the first consistent 
    1818generic codification and regulation of a post- 
    1919Independence All-India Film market-place. By 
    20 the early 50s, the ‘ film factory’ (as B.R. 
    21 Chopra, who worked there briefly, called it) 
     20the early 50s, the ‘ film factory’ (as [[B.R. 
     21Chopra]], who worked there briefly, called it) 
    2222had revolutionised distribution with midbudget 
    2323genre productions selling mainly on 
    2424their star value and their music. The approach 
    2525was exemplified by Gyan Mukherjee himself 
    26 and extended by P.L. Santoshi, Subodh 
    27 Mukherjee, Nasir Hussain and Najam Naqvi, 
    28 with stars Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Dilip 
    29 Kumar, Shammi Kapoor and Nalini 
    30 Jaywant, and music directors C. Ramchandra 
    31 and S.D. Burman. Following the hits 
    32 Shaheed (1948), Shabnam (1949: establishing 
     26and extended by P.L. Santoshi, [[Subodh 
     27Mukherjee]], [[Nasir Hussain]] and Najam Naqvi, 
     28with stars Ashok Kumar, [[Dev Anand]], [[Dilip 
     29Kumar]], [[Shammi Kapoor]] and [[Nalini 
     30Jaywant]], and music directors [[C. Ramchandra]] 
     31and [[S.D. Burman]]. Following the hits 
     32[[Shaheed]] (1948), [[Shabnam]] (1949: establishing 
    3333the famous star pair of Dilip Kumar and Kamini 
    3434Kaushal and featuring Burman’s music) and 
    35 Samadhi (1950), Filmistan’s style arguably had 
     35[[Samadhi]] (1950), Filmistan’s style arguably had 
    3636the largest impact of any studio on later 
    3737independent commercial film-making in Hindi. 
    38 This is evident e.g. in Manmohan Desai’s 
     38This is evident e.g. in [[Manmohan Desai]]’s 
    3939cinema. Other notable Filmistan cineastes are 
    40 P.L. Santoshi, Nandlal Jaswantlal, Kishore 
    41 Sahu and Ramesh Saigal. The studio yielded 
     40P.L. Santoshi, [[Nandlal Jaswantlal]], [[Kishore 
     41Sahu]] and Ramesh Saigal. The studio yielded 
    4242yet another mutation when Shashadhar 
    4343Mukherjee moved out to start Filmalaya (1958).