Kishore Sahu

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Kishore Sahu (India, 1915) directed and starred in two successful movies, Raja (1943) and Veer Kunal/ Son Of Ashoka (1945), before joining Filmistan in 1947 to direct and star in Sindoor (1947), with dialogues by Qamar Jalalabadi and music by Khemchand Prakash. Sahu directed and scripted Sajan/ Boyfriend (1947), scored by Ramchandra Chitalkar and starring Ashok Kumar, the film that launched actress Rehana's career, and the hit Nadiya Ke Par/ Across the River (1948), starring Dilip Kumar and scored again by Chitalkar. He directed, scripted and acted in Sawan Aya Re/ The Monsoon Has Come (1949), scored by Khemchand Prakash, Kali Ghata/ Dark Cloud (1951), and Mayurpankh (1954), with music by the duo Shankar & Jaikishan and choreography by Parsi dancer Shirin Vajifdar. He didn't act in Kismet Ka Khel/ Fate's Game (1956) starring Sunil Dutt and Vyjayantimala, with music again by Shankar & Jaikishan, but Sahu starred again in Bare Sarkar/ Big Boss (1957), with music by Nayyar, and in Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai/ My Heart is Mine and My Love is for Someone Else (1960), with music again by Shankar & Jaikishan. Sahu then specialized in (and pretty much invented the genre of) family dramas set in South India: Grahasti/ Family Life (1963), scripted by Mukhram Sharma and starring Ashok Kumar, Ghar Basake Dekho/ Start A Family (1963), written by Prabhulal Dwivedi, and Hare Kanch Ki Chooriyan/ Green Glass Bangles (1967), scripted by himself. He also directed and scripted the horror movie Poonam Ki Raat/ Full-moon Night (1965).

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