By Anonymous (27 Aug 2010)
Bengali filmmaker Madhu Bose directs this Wadia Movietones-produced romantic melodrama starring his wife Sadhana Bose, a famed classical Indian dancer. The film centers on Prince Chandrakriti (played by Jyoti Prakash in the Bengali version of the film and by Prithiviraj Kapoor in the Hindi), who is obligated to marry the Princess of Tripur, even though he is in love with the beautiful royal dancer Madhuchandra (Bose). A mystical sage from the local temple convinces her to give up the prince for the good of the land, but she does so at the cost of her art and her reputation. This is one of the few pre-WWII Indian films to be released in the United States.