Director: Franz Osten; Writer: Niranjan Pal, J.S. Kasshyap; Cinematographer: Joseph Wirsching; Cast: Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, Pramila, Khosla, Chandraprabha, N.M. Joshi, Kamta Prasad, H.S. Naik, Jhaverbhai Kaiser, P.F. Pithawala
Duration: 02:08:37; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 99.789; Saturation: 0.039; Lightness: 0.428; Volume: 0.085; Cuts per Minute: 10.402
Following on from Jeevan Naiya (1936)
with that same starring duo, this was a nationalist rural drama by Osten who had just joined the Nazi Party in India. The plot has Ajay (Kumar) and his girlfriend Protima (Devika Rani) working on behalf of Indian villagers, incurring the enmity of the local zamindar (Kaiser) and the villainous Sanatan (Pithawala). Ajay's relentless goodness eventually persuades the zamindar to bequeath his property to the hero, and general well-being reigns as class conflict is transmuted into class collaboration. The film includes the nationalist song Jai jai janani janmabhoomi
and other choruses with a similar thrust.