Desh Dasi (1935)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 47 mins

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This melodrama has a love triangle between Gohar/Dr. Rasik/Dilp Kumar along with a national twist. Leading a life of boredom typical of the colonized leisure class, Vinakumari (Gohar) an her lover Dr. Rasik (Bilimoria) suddenly come across a Gandhian ashram run by Dilip Kumar (Sandow) and other social workers. Vinakumari dedicates herself to the cause of the poor while the ashram faces problems: an entertainment carnival set up by urban businessmen leads the villagers into temptation, a famine breaks out and rapacious landlords, including Bakshiji (Bawa), Vinakumari's guardian, demand money. Eventually Dr. Rasik too joins the group, providing much-needed medical assistance to the workers in the disease-stricken countryside.

Cast: Eddie Billimoria, Gohar K Mamajiwala, PK Raja Sandow

Crew: Chandulal J Shah (Director), GG Gogate (Director of Photography)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1935 (India)

Hindi Name: देश दासी

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Black & White
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24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope)