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Jwala

Synopsis
Feature film fantasy about a good general Angar (Chandramohan) who is corrupted by ambition. Echoing Macbeth, Angar is told by the witch Kuntala (Ashalata) that his king (Bulbule) will die and that he will become king instead. Angar murders the king and seizes power. In a departure from Shakespeare’s play Angar’s wife Mangala (Ratnaprabha) and his friend Tarang (Chandrakant) join forces with the people against the now tyrannical Angar.
Language
Hindi
Country
India
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1938
Duration
161 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2007).

Credits

Director
Vinayek
Cinematographer
Pandurang Naik
Screenplay
V.S. Khandekar
Music
Dada Chandekar; Dhamman Khan
Cast
ChandramohanAngar (Macbeth)
RatnaprabhaMangala (Lady Macbeth)
AshalataKuntala (Witch)
BulbuleThe King (King Duncan)
ChandrakantTarang

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Eddie Sammons Shakespeare: A Hundred Years on Film (London: Shepheard Walwyn, 2000, p. 74) notes that the film was made in both Marathi and Hindi versions; long and expensive the film was a box office disaster from which the production company never recovered.

Production Company

Name

Huns Pictures

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