Parbat Pe Apna Dera

Parbat Pe Apna Dera On The Mountain We Live is a Bollywood film directed by V. Shantaram. It was released in 1944. The story, dialogues and lyrics were written by Dewan Sharar. The music was composed by Vasant Desai. The film was produced under the Rajkamal Kalamandir banner and starred the sensitive actress Vanmala. Ulhas, cited as an actor known for his melodramatic histrionics and a sonorous voice was chosen to play the lead role of an ascetic turned playboy. The cast included Shantarin, Madan Mohan, Kanta Kumari and Baby Nalini.

Ram Babu Ulhas is a devout man living on top of a hill and taking care of a Shiva temple. Meera Devi is a blind heiress who comes to the temple and wants to serve Ram Babu, who takes pity on her and lets her stay in the temple. He cures her eyesight with herbal medication and the two fall in love and marry. Once out of his celibate lifestyle, Ram Babu goes looking for hedonistic pleasure after his wife asks him to leave. On Dusshera, during one of his chases after a young girl, a friend of Meera, he gets blinded by the fire from the effigy. He realises his wrongdoing and once again gives himself up to the service of Shiva helped by his wife. A miracle occurs during the tolling of temple bells where Babu Ram regains his eyesight.The film was the second film produced by Shantarams Rajkamal Kalamandir and was directed by Shantaram. According to a journalist Sri Panchak reporting in the magazine Roopmancha, and quoted in the book Bengali Cinema An Other Nation, Shantaram spent Rs. 40, 000 on the settings. ........

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