1940s Hindi-language Movies

Public list by WPS with 112 movies or TV shows/series

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New Blood(1999)

| 1h 38min | Crime, Thriller
2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Alan White is a desperate man; his daughter must have a heart transplant to live. He gets an unexpected visit from his adult son, Danny, a criminal who hasn't spoken to his family in years. Danny lost track of a man marked for death and is afraid to face his merciless crime boss. In Danny's plight, Alan sees a way to save both of his children, already prepared to die in order to donate his heart to his daughter, he will stand in for Danny's escaped hostage.


3h 30min
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The film follows two brothers (Veerasimhan and Sasankan) who fight over ruling their father's kingdom and marrying the village dancer, Chandralekha.

Directed by S. S. Vasan - With M. K. Radha, Ranjan, T. R. Rajakumari, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram


2h 32min | Drama, Romance / Love

A convicted murderer is released from prison. His only possession is a broken figurine - the last token of his love. The tragic story of how he came to be incarcerated and the significance of the figurine is the subject of this tale of star-crossed lovers whose destiny is moulded by society's rigid rules and the villainy of a scoundrel.

Directed by S.U. Sunny - With Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Rehman


2h 18min | Romance / Love, Drama

A man obsessed over two things, the theater and a childhood friend, recounts his life story to his new bride.

Neecha Nagar(1946)

2h 2min
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Wealthy landlord Sarkar decides to direct all waste into the village to make space for his real estate project. However, the poor villagers agitate against his plan and the protest is led by Balraj.

Directed by Chetan Anand - With Kamini Kaushal, Uma Anand


2h 26min | War, Drama, History

The film begins after Alexander the Great (Sikander in Hindi/Urdu) conquers Persia and the Kabul valley and approaches the Indian border at Jhelum. Sohrab Modi plays the Indian king Puru (Porus to the Greeks). The story goes that when Sikander defeated Porus and imprisoned him, he asked Porus how would he like to be treated. Porus replied the same way a defeated king is treated by the winner (meaning killed).

Directed by Sohrab Modi - With Prithviraj Kapoor, Sohrab Modi, Meena Shorey, Sheela


Two young friends bond when they visit the village fair. They fall in love. What seems like a simple story soon turns into a conflict zone between families and when pride is hurt love is sure to suffer. Wapas is a tale of wronged love. Will the young lovers be able to bury their differences and find love again?

Directed by Hemchandra Chunder


2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

A young lawyer is involved with a ghostly woman in his new house, where the builder and his fiancée died shortly after it was built.

Directed by Kamal Amrohi - With Ashok Kumar, Madhubala


Inder is from a well-educated family but spends his life to help people in need which causes many misunderstandings.


2h 23min | Drama, Crime
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Nina is a rich and spoiled girl. Dilip accidentally meets her and starts liking her, not knowing that she is already engaged.

Ghar Ki Izzat(1948)

2h 16min

Chandra, an upcoming lawyer, meets and falls in love with Roopa, a poor woman. After the wedding, Roopa is ill-treated by her in-laws and, unable to stand up to his family, Chandra takes to drinking.

Directed by Ram Daryani - With Dilip Kumar, Mumtaz Shanti

Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani(1946)

2h 4min | Drama, History
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

During the Japanese invasion of China, a young Indian doctor joins the Chinese resistance, meets and courts a Chinese girl, cures a virulent plague, and is captured by a Japanese platoon...

Directed by V. Shantaram - With V. Shantaram
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4.0/5 (with 3 votes)

Two friends with opposite personalities, the rich but sensitive Pran and the womanizing Gopal both have affairs with two mountain girls while holidaying in the valley of Kashmir. While Pran and Reshma's love is true and reciprocated, Gopal is a womanizing villain, who disregards the faithful Neela and condemns her to wait faithfully for his return with the barsaat (rainy season).

Subah Shyam(1944)

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Directed by Pramathesh Barua


Suraj and Jugnu fall in love while studying at the same college.

Directed by Shaukat Hussain Rizvi - With Noor Jehan, Dilip Kumar


2h 51min

A man gets imprisoned for killing a woman who seduces him.

Directed by Shaukat Hussain Rizvi - With Pran


2h 18min | Romance / Love

A poet who has spent life in the village with his childhood sweetheart goes to Bombay to meet a fan of his who is also a popular radio singer.

Sohag Raat(1948)

2h 23min

On her deathbed Lajjo asks her stepson, Rajjo, to look after her son, Beli.

Directed by Kidar Sharma - With Bharat Bhushan, Begum Para, Geeta Bali


2h 8min | Drama, Comedy

Manoj is from the aristocratic class but has some sort retrograde amnesia; he belongs to the upper-class but is also an outsider, something that enables the possibilities of movement across the class-lines for him. This trope is essential for Barua to articulate the criticism of the indolent upper class in the film. Thus Manoj is both an object of criticism and ridicule while also being one of the critics.

Directed by Pramathesh Barua

Mirza Sahiban(1947)

The movie revolves around a young mischievous boy named Mirza who is sent away to his uncle's home for further studies. Mirza is passionate about archery and is an expert at it. He starts living with his uncle where he meets his uncle's daughter Sahiban.

Directed by K. Amarnath

Diamond Queen(1940)

2h 35min | Adventure

Directed by Homi Wadia.

Directed by Homi Wadia - With Fearless Nadia

Anokha Pyar(1948)

Love triangle has a flowerseller and a doctor's daughter both in love with a struggling writer.

Directed by M.I. Dharamsey - With Dilip Kumar, Nargis


2h 44min | Drama, Romance / Love

A freedom fighter faces opposition from both his father and an ambitious police officer.

Directed by Ramesh Saigal - With Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Leela Chitnis

The Court Dancer: Raj Nartaki(1941)

1h 24min | Drama

In Manipur, in the early years of the 19th century, graceful and enchanting court dancer Indrani has captured the heart of Prince Chandrakirti. However, Indrani is looked down upon because of her low social standing and turned away when she tries to enter the city temple. She seeks solace in a crumbling temple, where all are welcome. Meanwhile, Prince Chandra comes under pressure to marry the princess of a neighboring land and secure a peace treaty for his kingdom.

Directed by Madhu


2h 1min
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Shahjehan (a raw Rehman in one of his first releases) is approached by a Rajput chieftain, Jwala Singh, narrating the plight of his foster daughter, Ruhi (Ragini), who is blessed with unheard of beauty. This gives rise to an army of suitors, who indulge in violence to prevent her from getting married by scaring her to-be grooms. Her beauty, confined to four walls of Jwala's haveli becomes part of folklore, and street gossip, through the poetry of Sohail (Saigal) who accidentally catches her glimpse, and falls in love with her.


2h 34min

Bandhan is a 1940 Indian Bollywood film directed by N.R. Acharya. It stars Leela Chitnis, Ashok Kumar and Suresh. It was the second highest grossing Indian film of 1940. It was produced by Bombay Talkies.

Directed by N. R. Acharya - With Leela Chitnis

Bhakta Surdas(1942)

Bhakt Surdas was a great saint and devotee of Lord Krishna. He was a 16th-century poet who was blind.

Directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi - With Khursheed Bano


Roop Kumari (Leela Desai) a famous court dancer is forbidden entry into a temple monastery run by a strict disciplinarian Priest. The cast listed here is for the Hindi version, there is also a Bengali version with a different cast, but same director and release year.

Directed by Debaki Bose - With Leela Desai


1h 53min | Comedy

In between his more ambitious Najma (1943) and Humayun (1945), Mehboob made this lightweight comedy about Justice Gangaprasad (Chandramohan) and theatre-owner Seth Badriprasad (Charlie) who lose their daughter and son respectively in the Kumbh Mela.

Directed by Mehboob Khan - With Nargis


Two movie actors are confronted by startling and hilarious obstacles.

Directed by H. S. Rawail - With Nigar Sultana
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