British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Said-E-Havas

Alternative title
Saed-E-Havas
Synopsis
Film of a stage performance of a version of King John.
Language
Urdu
Country
India
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1936
Duration
150 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2006).

Credits

Director
Sohrab Modi
Writer
Aga Hashr Kashmiri
Cast
Sohrab ModiKing John
Ali Sadat 
Chandra Kumar 
Fakik Mohamed 
Gulzar 
Shama 

Additional Details

Theatre company
Stage Film Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
King John
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Born in Bombay, Sohrab Modi was a stage actor of the Parsee stage, who had done some work in silent films, but returned with the advent of sound as actor, director and producer. [...] Modi set up the Stage Film Company in 1935. His first two films were ‘filmed versions’ of plays. Khoon ka Khoon (1935) was an adaptation of Hamlet and marked Naseem Bano’s acting debut. The second, Saed-e-Havas (1936) was based on Shakespeare’s King John. (Excerpt from P.V. Vaidyanathan’s article on ‘The Dream Merchants’, accessed online at http://www.screenindia.com/fullstory.php?content_id=5694, 21 August 2006).
Textual information
The film used the adaptation by the Indian playwright Aga Hashr Kashmiri.

Production Company

Name

Stage Film

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 1267 times.