wiki:Nala Damayanti

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Nala Damayanti

1920 St 10,000 ft b&w die Eugenio De Liguoro pc Madan Theatres lp Patience Cooper, Keki Adajania, Dadibhai Sarkari, Signor Manelli, Signorina Manelli, Master Mohan, Khorshedji Bilimoria, Manchersha Chapgar

Big-budget film featuring Madan's star, Patience Cooper as Damayanti and Adajania as NaJa? in an often filmed episode from the Mahabharata, relying on special effects, mnving from 'Narada's Ascent of Mount Meru to Swarga, the Heaven of Indra, the Transformation in the Clouds of the Four Gods into impersonations of King Nala, Swan Messengers of Love, the Transformation of Kali, the Demon of Evil, into a Serpent, the Meeting of Kali and Dwapor and the Four Gods amidst the Blue Air' etc., according to a Times ofIndia advert. De Liguoro, who also played Pushkar, was known in Italy for his Orientalist spectacles (e.g. Fascino d'Oro, 1919).