Film Songs
अछूत कन्या
Achhut Kanya

  • Genre

  • Saamajik
  • Production House

  • Bombay Talkies, Bombay
  • Producer

  • Himanshu Rai, Devika Rani, Rajnarayan Dubey
  • Director

  • Franz Osten
  • Composer

  • -
  • Censor Date




Censor Board Details (Central Board of Film Certification)

  • Certificate No :

  • Certificate Date :

  • Office :

  • Bombay
  • Guage :

  • -
  • Length :

  • -
  • Reels :

  • 0
  • Color :

  • Black & White
  • Native Language :

  • Hindi
  • Dubbed Languages:

  • Urdu



Cast Details Story Goof Songs
  • Financier : Rajnarayan Dubey
  • Producer : Himanshu Rai, Devika Rani, Rajnarayan Dubey
  • Director : Franz Osten
  • लेखक : Niranjan Pai, Himanshu Rai
  • संवाद लेखक : Niranjan Pai, Jamuna Swaroop Casshyap ( J. S. Kashyap ` Natwan`
  • सम्पादक : Dattaram N. Pai
  • संगीतकार : Saraswati Devi
  • Lyricist : Jamuna Swaroop Casshyap ( J. S. Kashyap ` Natwan`
  • Singer : Kusum Kumari, Devika Rani, Saraswati Devi, Ashok Kumar ( Dadamoni) Kumudlal Ganguly, Mumtaz Ali
  • अभिनेत्री : Devika Rani, Kusum Kumari, Manorama, Pramila, Chandra Prabha, Sunita Devi
A circular story, told in flashback, in which eternal repetition is only interrupted by death in the form of a relentlessly linear railway engine. The film opens at a railway crossing where a man is about to kill his wife when the narrative spins into the past via a song. The central story is of the unhappy love affair between Kasturi, the Harijan (Untouchable) daughter of the railway level-crossing guard Dukhia, and Pratap, the Brahmin son of the grocer Mohan. At first, rumor and mob violence are deployed to lethal effect in order to maintain a 'traditional', oppressive morality. Later, when the main protagonists are about to conform and marry selected partners, rumor and maliciousness again intervene to trigger renewed violence until the on-rushing train of fate stops the strife.

Lata (Devika Rani), daughter of a dancing girl, is brought up by social worker Mathuradas (Prasad) and is engaged to marry the rich Ranjit (Ashok Kumar) when the villain Chand (S.N. Tripathi) arrives to blackmail her with her undisclosed ancestry. Lata is forced to disclose the truth to Ranjit and the assembled wedding guests. Ranjit disowns her but they are reunited when Ranjit, blinded by an explosion, is nursed back to health by a devoted woman who turns out to be his wife.
Song no. 3, 4, 5, 6, were on Record No- EP, No EMOE 2137, Song no. 4, was on Record No- LP, No BMLP 2016, Song no. 5, was on Record No- LP, No PMLP 1140.