Filmography

Madan Theatres Ltd produced and distributed a large number of films in the 1910s, 20s and 30s.
More information on the actors, production staff, running time, plots and music are available at the Chiloka and IMDB film databases.

1938
Khatarnak Aurat, dir unknown

1937
Zinda Bhoot

1936
Raj Dulari, dir Ramnik Desair
Shaitan Ka Pash, dir Ezra Mir
Sita Haran, dir Kerawala
Struggle (Jeevan Sangram), dir Ezra Mir

1935
Gaibi Gola (Unseen Gola) – Hindi fantasy directed by Vithaldas Panchotia
Jahanara – featuring Patience Cooper
Jawani Ka Nasha – featuring Patience Cooper and directed by Faredoon A. Irani
Mera Pyrara – dir Ezra Mir
Prem Ki Ragini – dir Faredoon A. Irani
Vasant Prabha, dir Abbas Ali Mohammed Hussain
Rashida – dir Ezra Mir
Veer Kumari – dir Balakrishna Narayan Rao
Apradhi Abli – dir Faredoon Irani

1934
Anoka Prem – dir Faredoon Irani, featuring Patience Cooper
Haman, dir Sorabji Kerawala
Roopkumari, dir JJ Madan

1933
Ankh Ka Nasha – dir JJ Madan
Dhruva, dir Jyotish Banerjee and featuring Patience Cooper
Madhur Murli, featuring Patience Cooper
Nakli Doctor, dir JJ Madan
Prem Ka Nasha, dir N Majumdar
Turki Sher, dir JJ Madan
Ramayan – dirJJ Madan
Zehari Saap – 156 minute film about a revolt by medieval chieftain against Nawab Bakar Malik, directed by JJ Madan

1932
Naukadubi
Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, directed by JJ Madan
Aankh Ka Tara, dir Jyotish Banerjee
Bilwamangal, dir Fram Madan
Bishnu Maya, dir Jyotish Banerjee
Chatra Bakavali, dir JJ Madan
Chira Kumari, dir Amar Choudhury
Educated Wife, featuring Patience Cooper
Gulru Zarina, dir JJ Madan
Hathili Dulhan, dir JJ Madan
Hindustan, dir Sorabji Kerawala
Muflis Aashiq, dir JJ Madan
Pati Bhakti, featuring Patience Cooper
Prahlad, dir Priyanath Ganguly
Shravan Kumar, dir AR Kabuli
Indrasabha (The assembly of Lord Indra’s throne) – 211 minute big budget film with 69 songs.

1931
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Bibaha Bibhrat
Debi Choudharani
Gupta Ratna
Keranir Mas Kabar
Jore Barat
Jamai Shashthi – first Bengali talkie
Family Feuds
Shakuntala – dir JJ Madan
Samaj Ka Shikar, dir M. Gidwani
Third Wife
Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra, dir JJ Madan
Shirin Farhad – dir JJ Madan, and the first talkie by Madan Theatres

1930
Bharat Ramni – dir Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Dalia – dir Madhu Bose, story by Rabindranath Tagore
Ganesh Janma – dir Jal Ariya, featuring Patience Cooper
Krishnabarna Tirandaj – dir B S Rajhans
Kal Parinaya – dir Priyanath Ganguly, featuring Patience Cooper
Madhabi Kankan – dir Jyotish Banerjee. This film originally banned – recensored and released in 1932
Manik Jore – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Raj Sinha – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Kal Parinaya – dir Priyanath Ganguly, featuring Patience Cooper
Radharani – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Shareef Badmash
Vaman Avatar – featuring Patience Cooper

1929
Akkalmand Bewakoof – dir Dadi Sarkari
Jugal Anguriya – dir Jyotish Banerjee, story by Bankimchandra Chatterjee
Kapal Kundala – dir Priyanath Ganguly, featuring Patience Cooper, story by Bankimchandra Chatterjee – first Indian film to have a “silver jubilee), a 25-week run.
Giribala – dir Madhu Bose, story by Rabindranath Tagore
Rajani – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Kusum Kumari

Indira – dir Jyotish Banerjee, story Bankimchandra Chatterjee

1928
Sarla – dir Amritlal Bose/Priyanath Ganguly
Shastri Ki Shanti – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Bhrantri – dir Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Aankh Ka Nasha – featuring Patience Cooper
Bishabriksha – dir Jyotish Banerjee, story Bankimchandra Chatterjee
Hoor-E-Arab – dir Ratansha Sinor, featuring Patience Cooper

1927
Chandidas – dir Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Jana – dir Priyanath Ganguly, featuring Patience Cooper
Durgesh Nandini – dir Priyanath Ganguly, featuring Patience Cooper, story Bankimchandra Chatterjee
Pita Pooja

1926
Dharma Patni – dir Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Joydev – dir Jyotish Banerjee, feat Patience Cooper
Krishnakants Will – dir Amritlal Bose/Priyanath Ganguly, story Bankimchandra Chatterjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Profulla – dir Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Race Ki Thes – banned movie

1925
Adooray Chele – dir JJ Madan, featuring Patience Cooper
Jaler Meye – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Premanjali – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Sati Laxmi – dir Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Kashmiri Sundari – featuring Patience Cooper
Sansar Chakra – featuring P Cooper
Shanta

1924
Nabin Bharat – Kashinath Chatterjee
Toorkey Hoor – dir JJ Madan, featuring Patience Cooper, initially banned movie – later revised and cleared
Vir Bharat – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Mishar Rani – dir Jyotish Banerjee
Patni Pratap – dir JJ Madan, featuring Patience Cooper in a double role
Gomata
Kismet Ka Shikar
Paper Parinam
Vasant Prabha
Wages of Sin

1923
Savitri Satyavan – dir Georgio Mannini / co dir JJ Madan
Nurjehan – dir JJ Madan, featuring Patience Cooper & Ezra Mir
Life of Lord Buddha

1922
Bishabriksha – dir Jyotish Banerjee, story Bankimchandra Chatterjee
Bhishma – dir Joytish Banerjee
Kamaley Kamini – dir Sisir Bhaduri, featuring Patience Cooper
Laila Majnu – dir JJ Madan, featuring Patience Cooper
Matri Sneh – dir Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Nartaki Tara – dir JJ Madan, featuring Patience Cooper
Ratnavali – dir Camille de Grand/ Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Rajkumari Budur – dir JJ Madan, feat Patience Cooper
Ramayan – dir Eugene de Liguoro/ Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Ashoka –
Barer Bazar – dir Sisir Bhaduri
Bhagirathi Ganga – feat Patience Cooper
Bodha Bubukh
Parikshit
Pati Bhakti – dir JJ Madan, feat Patience Cooper
Raja Bhoj – feat Patience Cooper
Sati – feat Patience Cooper

1921
Nala Damayanti – dir Eugenio de Liguoro, featuring Patience Cooper
Maa Durga – dir Camille de Grand/Jyotish Banerjee
Aflatoon
Behula – dir Camille de Grand, featuring Patience Cooper
Mohini – dir Sisir Bhaduri, featuring Patience Cooper
Shivaratri – dir Camille de Grand
Vishnu Avatar – dir Camille de Grand/Jyotish Banerjee, featuring Patience Cooper
Tehmurus Temuljee – also listed as Aflatoon
Dhruva Charitra – mythological story based on the Puranic legend of Dhruva dir Eugenio de Liguoro, featuring Patience Cooper and also Pestonji Madan – Brother of JFM)

1919
Bilwamangal – first Bengali feature film, directed by Rustomji Dhotiwala

Other documentary & Newsreel (these are held at the British Film Institute)

Scenes at His Excellency the Viceroy’s Garden Party at Belvedere (1926)
Annual Inspection of the Bodyguard by His Excellency Lord Lytton (1925)
Calcutta Topical No.1 for 1925 (1925)
Government House Party (1923)

The Elphinstone Bioscope Company films.
This was J F Madan’s first film company, Madan Theatres was registered in 1919.
Most of the material was topical or newsreel films.

Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra (1917) – feature film
5th Calcutta Battalion: Presentation of Colours by H.E. the Viceroy (1917)
Prahlad Charitra (1916)
The Delhi Durbar and Coronation cotton fire in Bombay (1912)
Queen Mary and Visit to Bombay (1911)
His Majesty King George V (1911)
The Fugitive Lamas flight to Darjeeling and Procession (1910)
The Terrible Hyderabad Flood (1908)
Amir of Kabul’s Procession from Howrah to Alipore (1907)
Bathing Ghat: Howrah (1906)
Dancing of Indian Nautch Girls (1906)
Goat Sacrifice at Atkalighat (1906)
Grand Pareshnath Procession (1906)
Royal Visit to Calcutta (1906)
The Malabares Grand Masonic Procession (1906)
Opening and Closing of Howrah Bridge (1905)
The Bengali Fisherman (1904)
The Fisherman’s Boy (1904)
Great Bengal division motion
Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s Visit to Calcutta (1905)
Procession (1905)

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