Google Feature — V Shantaram Doodle
116th Birth Anniversary of V Shantaram
Today marks the 116th birth anniversary of Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (November 18, 1901 – October 30, 1990), referred to as V Shantaram or Shantaram Bapu, who was a Marathi Indian consummate actor, innovative editor, insightful director and film producer.
In 1923, he found himself debuting as an actor in the silent film, Surekha Haran. In 1927, he directed his first film Netaji Palker. In 1929, he founded the Prabhat Film Company along with VG Damle, KR Dhaiber, S Fatelal and SB Kulkarni, which made Ayodhyecha Raja, the first Marathi language film in 1932 under his direction. He left Prabhat Company in 1942 to form Rajkamal Kalamandir in Mumbai which became one of the most sophisticated studios of the country.
He is most known for films such as Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani (1946), Amar Bhoopali (1951), Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955), Do Aankhen Baara Haath (1957), Navrang (1959), Duniya Na Mane (1937), Pinjra (1972), Chani, Iye Marathiche Nagari and Zunj. Over the decades he produced 92 films, directed 55 films and acted in 25 films.
Pioneer of Indian Cinema — V Shantaram
(November 18, 1901 – October 30, 1990)
Pioneer of Indian Cinema — V Shantaram
Google today celebrates the 116th Birth Anniversary of V Shantaram with a doodle.
On clicking the doodle, it takes the visitor to Google search result page for news on V Shantaram.
Google Doodle — V Shantaram’s 116th Birthday
Saturday, November 18, 2017
GoogleDoodle celebrates V Shantaram’s 116th Birthday in today’s GoogleDoodle!
In 1917, a young 16-year-old boy named V Shantaram took up a job at a local tin-shed cinema for a sum of 5 rupees per month. Just four years later, he found himself debuting on the same silver screen as an actor in the silent film, Surekha Haran
. By 1927, Shantaram had directed his first film, Netaji Palker
, launching what would become a six-decade long career marked by technical creativity and an unwavering commitment to using art as an instrument for social change.
Today’s Doodle depicts three films produced and directed by Shantaram in the 1950s that won him numerous national and international awards. Amar Bhoopali
(1951) told the true story of an ordinary cow herder with a natural gift for poetry, set in the days of the Maratha Confederacy. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje
(1955), a love story set against the background of classical Indian dance, was among the first films in India to use Technicolor. Do Aankhen Baara Haath
(1957) portrayed the tale of a young jail warden who would reform dangerous prisoners into persons of virtue through hard work. Shantaram’s powerful approach to advocating humanism while still exposing injustice made this film a classic.
In honor of what would have been his 116th birthday, today’s Doodle celebrates V Shantaram’s lasting impact on Indian cinema.
Discover more about V Shantaram’s life and works by visiting Google Arts & Culture
Doodle by Sukanto Debnath.
Below is a picture of the Doodle on Google’s home page as it appeared today.
V Shantaram’s 116th Birthday
V Shantaram’s 116th Birthday Google Doodle — November 18, 2017
116th Birth Anniversary of Legendary Filmmaker V Shantaram
Tribute to Cinema Legends — V Shantaram
V Shantaram’s 116th Birth Anniversary
V Shantaram Biography
Published on November 17, 2017 by Doodle Videos.
18th November 1901: V Shantaram, Indian film director, was born. The director of such cinematic classics as Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani and Do Aankhen Barah Haath, Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, better known as V Shantaram, was born on November 18, 1901, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
As a teenager he did odd jobs like railroad repairs and maintenance work. When he turned 16, to supplement his meagre wages, he took up a job at a local tin-shed cinema where he did everything from painting signs and ushering people in, all for a sum of Rs 5 per month.
Films were a new, exciting medium then and Indian pioneers like Dadasaheb Phalke had already started experimenting with Indian mythological themes in films. The young Shantaram admired Phalke and became an avid film viewer, watching western films with great interest as well.
Soon, Shantaram, surrounded and mesmerised by films, started assisting a photographer, and then joined Baburao Painter’s Maharashtra Film Company in Kolhapur. Here he learned the craft of filmmaking and did everything from acting to production to working as a lab assistant. He played the role of a young farmer in Painter’s 1925 film Savkari Pash, and directed his first film, Netaji Palkar, in 1927.
In 1929, Shantaram, along with VG Damle, KR Dhaiber, S Fatelal and SB Kulkarni, founded the Prabhat Film Company. Initially they worked with very basic studio facilities. However, Prabhat Films, as it was popularly known, moved to Pune in 1933, and would go on to produce more than 40 films in Marathi and Hindi in less than three decades, and today is regarded as a vital part of India’s cinematic history.
Google has celebrated Indian cinema ten times through its doodles. The latest being V Shantaram’s doodle on November 18, 2017.
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History of Doodles
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