Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Krishna Film Company


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Jun 23, 2012, 2:35:01 PM (10 years ago)
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  • Krishna Film Company

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     1'''Krishna Film Company''' 
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     4Silent studio; Est: 1924 as a diversification of 
     5the Krishna Film Laboratory in Bombay by 
     6Maneklal Patel, a former exhibitor in 
     7Ahmedabad, scenarist (usually under name of 
     8Krishna Kumar), film-maker and partner in the 
     9Kohinoor Studio. Among the most successful 
     10of Kohinoor’s offshoots, they made 44 films 
     111925-31, including works by Luhar’s partner 
     12Harshadrai Mehta, Kanjibhai Rathod, 
     13Mohanlal Shah, A.P. Kapur and Prafulla Ghosh, 
     14cameramen Gordhanbhai Patel and Ambalal 
     15Patel and actors such as Gulab, Ermeline, 
     16Nandram and Rampiary. Its most famous silent 
     17productions were Prafulla Ghosh’s mammoth 
     184-part serial, Hatimtai (1929), the muchdiscussed 
     19(e.g. by the 1928 Cinematograph 
     20Committee) Janjirne Jankare (1927) and the 
     21K.M. Munshi story Kono Vank? The studio 
     22made a major financial investment in sound as 
     23Krishnatone, making 5 talkies in 1931 (4 by 
     24Rathod), but it closed in 1935 following major 
     25litigation concerning their last film, 
     26Fashionable India (1935), with financiers 
     27Kapurchand & Co. and the agency supplying 
     28imported film stock. In the silent days, Krishna 
     29filmed the work of several noted Gujarati 
     30novelists, e.g. Narayanji Vassanji Thakker, 
     31Gopalji Delwadakar, Shaida, K.M. Munshi, 
     32Champshi Udeshi and Ramanlal Desai, and also 
     33hired some of them as scenarists. 
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     35[[Studio]]