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Naya Sansar (1941 film)

Naya Sansar (New World in English) is a 1941 Hindi film on radical journalism, directed by reporter turned director, N. R. Acharya (1909–1993), and written by a journalist himself, Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, who started his film career with this film. It won him the Bengal Film Journalists Award for the best story and screenplay. It had dialogues by Shaheed Latif and J.S. Kashyap. It starred Renuka Devi (1918–1989) and Ashok Kumar in lead roles.


The film was written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, who was a film critic at that time, and used his journalistic background to create a story about the new rising radicalism in Indian society and journalism, through a conflict between a dynamic young reporter and his cautious yet idealistic editor of a progressive newspaper ‘Sansar’, Premchand (Mubarak), who is in love with the beautiful orphan named Asha (Renuka Devi), whom his family has raised from an infant. Yet soon after she starts working for the paper, Asha falls for Sansar's star reporter and a dedicated radical journalist, Puran (Ashok Kumar), while still feeling indebted to Premchand's family. When the editor starts to hedge on his radicalism by dealing with the evil Dhaniram, Puran quits, and starts his own newspaper, Naya Sansar. Premchand quickly sees the error of his ways and not only returns to the paper's previous left-wing stance, but also allows Asha and Puran to marry.