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Vande Mataram Ashram

1926 St 6590 ft b&w dis/co-p Bhalji Pendharkar co-p Baburao Pendharkar pcVande Mataram Film c D.D. Dabke lp Yamunadevi, P.Y. Altekar, Baburao Pendharkar, Mao;ter Vithal

Independently produced by Bhalji and his brother Baburao Pendharkar in between leaving Maharashtra Film and joining Prabhat, this was a major silent political film influenced by the Hindu ideals of the nationalist leaders Lala Lajpat Rai and Madan Mohan Malaviya (the founder of Benares Hindu University). It criticises the British education policies and counterposed a defence of 'traditional' Indian teaching systems. The film was repeatedly censored, even banned briefly, and eventually released in a mutilated version.

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