K.L. Saigal stars as Chandidas and Umasashi as Rami, featuring
several of their popular duets (e.g. Prem nagar mein banaongi ghar main) and
other songs with Sanyal. This film is about Chandidas, a legendary 15th-C.
Bengali Vaishnavite poet whose biography remains obscure but was an influence
on the better documented Chaitanya (1486-1533), a school teacher who promoted
the Vaishnavite ideology in Bengal, mostly through hymns about the
Radha-Krishna legend. The film stressed the poet's teachings through the love
story between Chandidas and a low-caste washerwoman, Rami. The conventional
villain of the saint film genre, who represents the established order
threatened by the outsider's revolutionary influence on common people, is the
rapacious upper-caste merchant Bijoynarayan. When Rami rejects his advances,
he persuades the high priest to insist that Chandidas must repent or be
punished for associating with a low-caste woman. Chandidas agrees to repent
but when he sees the injuries Rami...
Chandidas - H164 – 78 RPM
K L Sehgal, Uma Shashi, Phadi Sanyal, Nawab, M Ansari,Ansaribai, H.
Siddiqui, Parvathi & Ahi Sanyal