Anand Math 1952 | Hindi patriotic-historical film | Hemen Gupta
Anand Math is a 1952 Hindi patriotic-historical film directed by Hemen Gupta, based on Anandamath, the famous Bengali novel written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1882. The novel and film are set in the events of the Sannyasi Rebellion, which took place in the late 18th century in eastern India, especially Bengal.
The film starred Prithviraj Kapoor, Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Bali, Pradeep Kumar and Ajit in the lead. Pradeep Kumar was making his debut in Hindi Cinema, as was the film’s music director Hemant Kumar. Hemant had already been working in Bengali Cinema for a while, but then shifted to Mumbai to start a career in Hindi Cinema. With this film, Hemant Kumar took a staff position as a composer with S. Mukherjee’s Filmistan Studios.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSR3nDzvECc&w=480&h=270]