New Theatres Calcutta

New Theatres Calcutta

New Theatres, Calcutta was formed by producer B. N. Sircar (Birendranath Sircar, the recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award of 1970). It was formed on February 10, 1931.

Dena Paona, a Bengali talkie, was released in 1931, directed by Premankur Atarthi and produced by New Theatres. Famous musician Raichand Boral composed for this movie.

In 1935, P.C. Barua directed and acted in Devdas, based on Saratchandra Chatterjee's novel Devdas, and this film became phenomenally successful in the industry.

In 1935, playback singing was first used in India in the Bengali film "Bhagya Chakra" by Nitin Bose. The singers were K C Dey, Parul Ghosh and Suprabha Sarkar. [ [ IMDb page on "Bhagya Chakra"] ] "Dhoop Chhaon", Hindi remake of this film, was the first Hindi film to use playback singing. [ [ IMDb page on "Dhoop Chhaon"] ]

Kanan Devi was the first popular star actress, who appeared in many films produced by New Theatres. Also there was a group of talented actors with New Theatres like K.L. Saigal, K C Dey, Chhabi Biswas, Bikash Roy, Pahari Sanyal, Basanta Choudhury.

Top directors like Premankur Atarthi, P.C. Barua, Debaki Bose and Nitin Bose worked in New Theatres films. The Famous musicians who worked there include R. C. Boral, Pankaj Mullick and Timir Baran.


External links

* [ IMDb page on New Theatres]
* [ Musicians]
* [ A short history] of Bengali cinema
* [ A Biography of B N Sircar]
* [ An article on New Theatres by Sharmistha Gooptu]

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