Born in Lyallpur in 1921, Harnam Singh Rawail (H. S. Rawail) came to Mumbai as a teenager with the dream of making movies and no money in his pocket. Rawail soon moved to Kolkata where he wrote several scripts before moving onto direction.
Rawail marked his directorial debut in Bollywood with Dorangia Daku in 1940. The movie unfortunately didn’t click at the box-office.
Rawail’s films Shukriya (1944) and Zid (1945) had failed to create any impact on the audience. Jhoothi Kasmein (1948) and Do Baatein (1949) were failures too. It was only in 1949, when he tasted success with Patanga. The movie was quite popular during that time. Rawail started getting recognised in the industry.
In 1951, Rawail had two flops with Sagai and Jawani Ki Aag, both failing ...» read full biography