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Indian cinema pressbooks

Print Collection 56

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Indian cinema pressbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1929-2003
Call Number:
Print Collection 56
Extent:
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Language Note:
Material is in English, Hindi, and Urdu.
Abstract:
Pressbooks are promotional material created by film producers to market films. These books usually contain a small synopsis of the plot, often in two or three languages, commonly English, Hindi, Urdu and sometimes a regional language like Gujarati, depending on the perceived audience for the movie. Since almost all of these movies were musicals, the lyrics to film-songs are a key feature of these booklets.This collection consists of multi-lingual cinema pressbooks that accompanied the release of films produced in India from 1929 to 2003. They are arranged in alphabetical order.
Cite as:
Indian cinema pressbooks, 1929-2003, Print Collection 56, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Pressbooks are promotional material created by film producers to market films. When most film companies did their own promotion, pressbooks were given to theatre owners by distributing agencies. Indian pressbooks are completely different than those produced in Hollywood. The books usually contain a small synopsis of the plot, often in two or three languages, commonly English, Hindi, Urdu and sometimes a regional language like Gujarati, depending on the perceived audience for the movie. Since almost every movie was a musical, the lyrics to film-songs are a key feature of these booklets.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of multi-lingual cinema pressbooks that accompanied the release of films produced in India from 1929 to 2003. They are arranged in alphabetical order.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2018 October 31

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Mehr Mehta

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Motion pictures.
  • Pressbooks (theatre manuals)
  • Printed ephemera
Subject(s)
  • Arts, Indic--20th century
  • Motion pictures--India--History
  • Performing arts

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Aakhri Insaaf / आखरी इन्साफ़ (English/Hindi), 1980.

1 1

Aap Beati / आप बीती (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1976.

1 2

Abhinetri / अभिनेत्री (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1970.

1 3

Angaray / अंगारे (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1954.

1 4

Anokha Bandhan / अनोखा बंधन (English/Hindi), 1982.

1 5

Anokhi Ada / अनोखी अदा (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1973.

1 6

Aurat / औरत (English/Hindi), 1967.

1 7

Balam / बालम (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1949.

1 8

Basant / बसंत (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1942.

1 9

Be-gunah / बेगुनाह (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1957.

1 10

Chakkar Pe Chakkar / चक्कर पे चक्कर (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1977.

1 11

CID Girl / सी ए डी गर्ल (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1959.

1 12

Coolie / कुली (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1983.

1 13

Dhoop Chhaon / धुप छाँव (English/Hindi), 1977.

1 14

Duniyadari / दुनियादारी (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1977.

1 15

Dushman / दुश्मन (English/Hindi), 1972.

1 16

Ek Se Bhale Do / एक से भले दो (English/Hindi), 1985.

1 17

Ekka Raja Rani / राजा रानी (English/Hindi), 1994.

1 18

Farz aur Kanoon / फर्ज़ और क़ानून (English/Hindi), 1982.

1 19

Farz ki Keemat / फर्ज़ की कीमत (English/Hindi), 1983.

1 20

Fauji / फौजी (English/Hindi), 1995.

1 21

Ghar Ghar ki Kahaani / घर घर की कहानी (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1988.

1 22

Ghar ka Chirag / घर का चिराग (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1989.

1 23

Gol Maal / गोल माल (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1979.

1 24

Gul Sanobar / गुल सनोबर (English/Hindi//Urdu), 1953.

1 25

Haath ki Safai / हाथ की सफाई (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1974.

1 26

Hamari Shaan / हमारी शान (English/Hindi), 1951.

1 27

Hanuman Vijay / हनुमान विजय (English/Hindi), 1974.

1 28

Indar Sabha / इन्दर सभा (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1932.

1 29

Izzat ki Roti / इज़्ज़त की रोटी (English/Hindi), 1993.

1 30

Jaag Utha Insaan / जाग उठा इंसान (English/Hindi), 1984.

1 31

Jaanbaaz / जानबाज़ (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1986.

1 32

Jaisi Karni Waise Bharni / जैसे करनी वैसे भरनी (English/Hindi), 1989.

1 33

Jalwa / जलवा (English/Hindi), 1987.

1 34

Jasoos Ladki / जासूस लड़की (English/Hindi), 1973.

1 35

Johny Mera Naam / जोनी मेरा नाम (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1970.

1 36

Jwalamukhi / ज्वालामुखी (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1980.

1 37

Kaamchor / कामचोर (English/Hindi), 1982.

1 38

Kamla / कमला(English/Hindi), 1984.

1 39

Kanoon / कानून (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1960.

1 40

Kashmir ki Kali / कश्मीर की कली (English/Hindi), 1964.

1 41

Khuda Gawah / खुदा गवाह (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1992.

1 42

Lagaan / लगान (English/Hindi), 2001.

1 43

Laila / लैला (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1954.

1 44

Lorie / लोरी (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1984.

1 45

Mahabali Hanuman / महाबली हनुमान (English/Hindi), 1981.

1 46

Nasihat / नसीहत(English/Hindi/Urdu), 1986.

1 47

Omar Khayyam / उमर खय्याम (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1946.

1 48

Parwana / परवाना (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1971.

1 49

Phool aur Kante / फूल और कांटे (English/Hindi), 1991.

1 50

Pyar ke Naam Qurbaan / प्यार के नाम कुर्बान (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1990.

1 51

Qurbani Rang Layegi / कुर्बानी रंग लाएगी (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1991.

1 52

Raadha aur Seeta / राधा और सीता (English/Hindi), 1979.

1 53

Raahee / राही (English/Hindi), 1987.

1 54

Rocky / रौकी (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1981.

1 55

Sajan / साजन(English/Hindi/Urdu), 1969.

1 56

Sarfarosh / सरफ़रोश (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1985.

1 57

Shahi Chor / शाही चोर (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1955.

1 58

Shararat / शरारत(English/Hindi/Urdu), 1959.

1 59

Sikander / सिकंदर (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1941.

1 60

Sinbad the Sailor / सिंबाद द सेलर (English/Hindi), 1952.

1 61

Sunny / सन्नी (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1984.

1 62

The Hero / द हीरो (English/Hindi), 2003.

1 63

Thief of Baghdad / बघदाद का चोर (English/Hindi/Urdu), 1977.

1 64

Toofani Tirandaj / तूफानी तीरंदाज़ (English/Hindi), 1937.

1 65

Ulta Seedha / उल्टा सीधा (English/Hindi), 1985.

1 66

Vijaypath / विजयपथ (English/Hindi), 1994.

1 67

Vir Babhruvahan / वीर बब्रुवाहन (English/Hindi), 1950.

1 68

Vir Ghatotkachh / वीर घटोत्कच (English/Hindi), 1949.

1 69