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Director  Uday Shankar
Initial release  1948
Duration  
Country  India
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Musical
Music director  Vishnudas Shirali
Language  Hindi
Kalpana (1948 film) movie poster
Writer  Uday Shankar (screenplay)
Screenplay  Uday Shankar, Amritlal Nagar
Cast  Uday Shankar (Udayan), Padmini, Amala Shankar (Uma), Usha Kiran, Lakshmi Kanta (Kamini)
Similar movies  Professor (1962), Chandralekha (1948), Celluloid Man (2012), Janleva 555 (2012), Peddlers (2012)

Kalpana 1948


Kalpana (English title: Imagination) is a Hindi film featuring a dance-drama, written and directed by noted dancer, Uday Shankar, in 1948. It is his only film. The story revolves around a young dancer’s dream of setting up a dance academy, a reflection Shankar's own academy, which he founded at Almora. It starred Uday Shankar and his wife Amala Shankar as leads and 17-year-old actress Padmini making her screen debut.

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Kalpana was the first film to present an Indian classical dancer in the leading role, and was entirely shot as a dance ballet and a fantasy.

Kalpana (1948 film) movie scenes

It was shown at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI-Goa) (2008), as a part of the section ‘Treasures from NFAI’ (National Film Archive of India) with other "rare gems" from the archives.

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Cast

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  • Lakshmi Kanta - Kamini
  • Usha Kiran
  • Amala Shankar - Uma
  • Uday Shankar - Udayan
  • Padmini
  • Crew

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  • Production design: A.K. Sekhar
  • Production

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    Kalpana was shot at Gemini Studios over five years and inspired the 1948 Tamil film, Chandralekha by S. S. Vasan, which was shot at the same studio and featured the song with dancers over large drum sequence; it was a major success unlike Kalpana which did not do well at the box office.

    Restoration

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    In 2009, the film process of digital restoration was taken up by NFAI in collaboration with France-based Thomson Foundation. In 2010, it was being restored by the World Cinema Foundation (director Martin Scorsese is a founding member).

    References

    Kalpana (1948 film) Wikipedia
    Kalpana (1948 film) IMDbKalpana (1948 film) themoviedb.org


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