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     1'''Nandlal Jaswantlal (1906-61)''' 
     4Hindi director born in Bardoli, Surat. Son of 
     5Jaswantlal Mehta, administrative officer at 
     6Kohinoor. Started career as Kohinoor Studio 
     7employee (1924). Assisted Chandulal Shah 
     8(1926-9) and directed films for Ranjit Studio 
     9(1929-33). Silent star scenarist Mohanlal Dave 
     10apparently joined Ranjit solely to be able to 
     11work with Jaswantlal. Left to make a tour of 
     12Europe (1934); then joined Imperial (1934-6) 
     13where he directed Sulochana in several 
     14remakes of her own R.S. Choudhury and 
     15Bhavnani silent hits. Worked briefly in Madras 
     16running a film laboratory (1937), then returned 
     17to direction. Silent work influenced by 
     18Gandhian nationalism. Best known for his later 
     19Filmistan musicals: Anarkali (with Bina Rai 
     20and music by C. Ramchandra) and Nagin 
     21(with Vyjayanthimala), one of the biggest 
     22post-Independence musical hits. Admired for 
     23his sophisticated lighting (with cameraman 
     24Pandurang Naik). Used extreme close-ups and 
     25unusual angles creating disjointed but dramatic 
     26and sensual spaces (e.g. the beginning of 
     27Anarkali). Last film Akeli Mat Jaiyo was 
     28completed by Chandulal Shah. Apparently 
     29filmed many of the famous song sequences of 
     30M. Sadiq’s musical Taj Mahal (1963). 
     33'''FILMOGRAPHY:''' 1929: Jawani Diwani; 
     34Pardesi Saiyan; 1930: Pahadi Kanya; 1931: 
     35Premi Jogan; Ghunghatwali (all St); 1933: 
     36Pardesi Preetam; 1934: Indira MA; 
     37Kashmeera; 1935: Pujarini; 1936: Bambai Ki 
     38Billi; Jungle Queen; 1939: Jeevan Saathi; 
     391941: Kamadhenu; 1943: Pratigya; 1944: 
     40Kadambari; 1945: Amrapali; 1947: Sati Toral; 
     41Veerangana; 1951: Sanam; 1953: Anarkali; 
     421954: Nagin; 1956: Taj; 1957: Champakali; 
     431963: Akeli Mat Jaiyo.