(Last Updated on : 15/09/2014)
Dwarkadas N. Sampat founded the Kohinoor Film Company in 1920, and went on to become a legend. He introduced wooden sets, doing away with the painted sceneries of the past. He made 98 films and was active from 1919 to 1929.
Some of them are:
1920 - Vikram Urvashi
: The film starred Leena Valentine, who was billed as the'blue-eyed fairy of the screen.
1921 - Anusuya
: The actress Sakinabai appeared nude in the film, but the censors allowed it.
1921 - Bhakta Vidur
: The film was banned in Hyderabad
(Sind) because the protagonist bore a strong resemblance to Mahatma Gandhi
. The District Magistrate of Karachi ordered the ban.
1924 - Kala Nag.
1925 - Handsome Blackguard
1926 - Telephone Girl.
In 1923 a fire at the studio destroyed negatives of the company's films. However, artistes and technicians were most cooperative and Eastman Kodak willingly granted further credit for raw film stock. However, with the advent of sound, this studio faded into history.
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