Thursday, May 22, 2014

PAHADI SANYAL

Pahadi Sanyal was an exceptionally good Bengali actor and singer  from early 30's to  mid 70's. He acted as hero till 1950's and shifted to character roles afterwards.He appeared in many Hindi films as well.During 30's and 40's many Bengali films were also made  in Hindi also and he used to appear in both the versions.
He was born as Nagendranath Sanyal on February 22, 1906 in Darjeeling. He acted in classics like 'Devdas,Kanchanjunga' etc.His character roles in many  Bengali films are still remembered for their superb portrayal by this skillful actor.
'Yahudi Ki Ladki' (1933) was a Hindi  film with K.L.Saigal and Prithviraj Kapoor which was directed by Debaki Bose.
Chandidas was a  Hindi film in which K.L.Saigal acted along Pahadi Sanyal in 1934.
He acted in Urudu films Daku Mansoor in 1934 and Karwane Hayat in 1935.
Dhoop Chhaon was Hindi film directed by Nitin Bose in 1935.
In the super duper hit Hindi version of P.C.Barua's  Classic film 'Devdas'(1935) K.L.Saigal,Pahadi Sanyal,Jamuna Devi etc acted.
'Maya' was made in Bengali and Hindi and in both the versions Pahadi Sanyal acted as the character 'Pratap'.Director was PC Barua.
Vidyapati(37)  was also taken in Bengali and Hindi.In the title role as 'Vidyapati' Pahadi Sanyal acted.Durgadas Banerjee,Chhaya Devi and Prithviraj Kapoor acted in it.Director was Debaki Bose.
Sapera(37)  was the Hindi version of a Bengali film which told the story of Shaivite clan of snake charmers.Pahadi Sanyal acted as the hero 'Jhumro' and 'Nawab' acted as the villain 'Jawher'.
'Adhikar' was another critically acclaimed film of PC Barua made in both Bengali and Hindi in 1939.PC Barua and Jamuna Devi acted as the main pair and Pahadi Sanyal acted in character role.
In the film Badi Didi( 1939) which was also made in Bengali and Hindi, Pahadi Sanyal was the hero.Amar Mullick was the  director and Molina Devi was the heroine.
'Kisise Na Kahna' was a Hindi film directed by Keshvrao Date and Krishna Gopal in 1940.Leela Chitnis and Utpal Dutt were the main pair.
PC Barua's 'Zindagi' was also released in 1940 in which K.L.Saigal  and Jamuna were the main pair.
In the film 'Mahakavi Kalidas' which was made in Hindi and Bengali , Pahadi Sanyal acted in title role as 'Kalidas'.Director was Sudhir Sen.
Film 'Mohabbat' which was in Hindi was  directed by Phani Mujumdar in which Shanta Apte as  the heroine.
In the Hindi film 'Shravan Kumar' Menaka Devi,Pahadi Sanyal and Mumtaz Shanti acted.
In the 1956 film 'Jagte Raho' he acted in a character role.
In the 1970 Bollywood film 'Dharti' he acted in character role along with Rajendra Kumar,Waheeda Rehman and Balraj Sahni.
In the 1969 Rajesh Khanna-Sharmila Tagore film 'Aradhana' he acted as the character 'Gopal Tripathi'.The super duper hit  film was directed by Shakti Samanta.
'Saathi' was a Hindi film which was also made in English in which Vyjayantimala,Rajendra Kumar,Simi Garewal etc acted.Director was CV Sridhar.
Pahadi Sanyal sang songs for several films and songs in 'Devdas,Adhikar,Millionaire,Vidyapati,Haarjeet,Mahakavi Kalidas,Dhoop Chhaon' etc are still very popular among music lovers.
Pahadi Sanyal passed away on February 10, 1974 in Calcutta.
Selected Filmography
Yahudi Ki Ladki 








Rajrani  Meera
Meerabai
Chandidas
Dhoop Chhaon
Bhagya Chakra
Maya
Devdas
Poojarin
Bidyapati
Vidyapati
Adhikar
Badi Didi
Haarjeet
Abhinetri
Zindagi
Saugandh
Kisise Na Kahna
Mahakavi Kalidas
Shravan Kumar
Sadharan Meyo
Rang Berang
UltoRath
Swami
Vidya Sagar
Subhadra
Babla
Jaydev
Grihapravesh
Sajhar
Saheb Bibi Golam
Jagte Raho
Sagarika
Madan Mohan
Shilpi
Tansen
Leela Kanta
Indrani
Personal Assistant
Bicharak
Agni Sanskar
Agnisika
Uttarayan
Barnali
Jaya
Dolna
Dhoop Chhaya
Dui Bari
Mahalagna
Surya Tapa
Sesh Parba
Rater Rajnigandha



  

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