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Trending news: Country’s first blockbuster film, ran for 187 weeks in theaters, ‘Sholay’ broke the record after 32 years – Hindustan News Hub

New Delhi: Whenever there will be talks about the era of old films, then there will definitely be talk of the film ‘Kismat’ released in 1943. Today we will talk about the same ‘Kismat’, which won the box office title. This film proved to be the first blockbuster film of Bollywood. Released in 1943, the Bollywood film ‘Kismat’ is a story of characters revolving around happiness and sorrow. The main characters of ‘Shekhar’ and ‘Rani’ were played by none other than Hindi cinema’s best actor Ashok Kumar and great actress of 40s Mumtaz Shanti in the first blockbuster film to be directed by Gyan Mukherjee. Do you know that people used to stand in long queues to watch this film and the film ran for 187 weeks on the screen.

Today, after the release of Hindi films, where there is a strange fear in the hearts of filmmakers, because the film is not able to last long in the cinema halls. At the same time, there was a time when Bollywood films used to run in theaters for many years and used to earn a lot. The film ‘Kismat’ released in 1943 is also the first film which ran for 3 years.

Film made in Tamil-Telugu as well
The film ‘Kismat’ was released about 80 years ago. According to a tweet by the Directorate of Film Festivals India, the film had earned Rs 1 crore during that period. ‘Kismat’ was such a hit at that time that it was later remade in Tamil language as ‘Prem Pasam’ and in Telugu as ‘Bhale Ramudu’.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose also came to watch the film
The film was released in Kolkata’s Roxy Cinema in January, 1943 and then it did not leave the theaters continuously for 3 years. It became the first film to run for 187 weeks. Ashok Kumar’s ‘Kismat’ held the record of running for many years and many weeks. After ‘Kismat’, no other film could make such a record for the next 32 years, which people loved for so long. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose also reached this theater to watch Ashok Kumar’s film ‘Kismat’.

The song that challenged the British rule
The most famous song of the film ‘Kismat’ was ‘Dur Hato E Duniya Walo Hindustan Hamara Hai’, in which the British rule was openly taunted then. There were many patriotic songs in the film, which filled people with patriotism. This was one of the reasons that attracted people to theaters then.

Sholay broke the record of Kismat after 32 years
After 32 years, this record of ‘Kismet’ was broken by Ramesh Sippy’s ‘Sholay’. The record of 3 years was broken in 5 years. It is said that the film ‘Sholay’ ran continuously for 5 years in Kolkata and Mumbai’s Minerva theatres. ‘Sholay’ was India’s highest grossing film. When ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ was released in 1994, then this record of ‘Sholay’ was broken, it took 29 years.

Tags: bollywood, Entertainment Special, Sholay

FIRST PUBLISHED : April 07, 2023, 15:14 IST

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