Dr.Ramanand Sagar the film maker
In 1936, he started his film career with the Silent Movie “Raiders of the Rail Road”.
In 1940-41, he was signed as a leading man for the film “Koel” and as Abhimanyu in an unfinished film “Krishna” at Shalimar Studio’s Poona.
In 1942 – 43, he was invited by the then famous director Mehboob Khan and also by famous writers Krishen Chander and Monto to come to Bombay.
He shifted to Bombay in 1949 with his family. He stayed with Actor Sajjan at his residence Tressa Villa at Malad.
He wrote “Goura” in three acts for Prithvi Theatres set in the backdrop of war and peace. The great Thespian Prithviraj played its first two acts under the name “Kalakar”.
Entry into films – He wrote the Story and Screenplay for Super Hit “Barsaat” of Raj Kapoor, the Actor and Film Maker who was the eldest son of Prithviraj Kapoor, the founder of Prithvi Theatres. The R. K. banner logo came from Barsaat.
Dr. Ramanand Sagar - a legend with a Midas touch
From a clapper boy in the silent movie "Raiders of the Rail Road" in 1936, Dr. Ramanand Sagar rose to be a successful film maker, writer, director & producer to be reckoned with. He not only mastered the art of cinema, but also entertained the masses in the long run.
As an independent film writer he wrote about 29 films till he established his own film production company "Sagar Art Corporation" in 1950. His first production was "MEHMAAN", which was written, directed & produced by him. Later his group of companies produced over 25 motion pictures till 1984 with over 15 of them being big box-office bonanzas, some of them having crossed 75 weeks theatrically, and some have become evergreen hits in the annals of Indian cinema. The block busters included Silver jubilees "GHUNGHAT", "ZINDAGI", “ARZOO", “GEET", "LALKAR", "HAMRAHI", "CHARAS", "PYAARA DUSHMAN", “RAM BHAROSE”, "BHAGAVAT" and a diamond jubilee "ANKHEN"