Mamta Gabay Geet

The First Film that Heralded Maithili Cinema

The year 1962-63 is considered to be the most important not only for Bhojpuri but for Maithili cinema as well, as it was during this time that the  epoch-making attempts were made and initiatives were taken  to make the first film in either language.

Mamta Gabay Geet is the first Maithili film which started in 1962-63 but it had to witness several ups and downs from start of the film in 1962 to its final finish in 1981 and finally it was released much more lately after long hiatus of 19 years. Before it was released in 1981, another Maithili film Kanyadan, directed by Phani Majumdar based on the novels of Harimohan Jha , came up on the big screen in 1965.
 Mamta Gabay Geet
Coming to Mamta Gabay Geet, it is worth mentioning that Mahant Madan Mohan Das, Kedar Nath Chaudhary , the producer duo of the film, and later Uday Bhanu Singh and film Director C. Parmanand started the project. It had music by Shyam Sharma (Shyam Sagar) and lyrics by Rabindra Nath Thakur (Rabindra-Mahindra-duo). Its first name was Naihar Bhel Mor Sasur but its name was changed in due course. The muhurt of the film was conducted in 1962(?) in Hindi Sahitya Sammelan held in Patna. Pyare Lal Sahay, Tridip Kumar, Azra, Kamal Nath Singh Thakur etc were the lead actors. Due to the differences among the partners the film was stopped. Thanks to Rabindra Nath Thakur, the film was re-made and released. However, during its remaking some more scenes were added, in addition to the changes made in the sub plot. Hence, some more names of the casts were added like Prem Lata Mishra Prem, Lalitesh, Ash Narayan Mishra etc.
Mamta Gabay Geet

The music and songs of the film are outstanding and soulful as the famous singers of the time like Geeta Dutta, Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Timoti and Shyam Sharma had given their sweet voice to the beautiful wordings penned by noted poet lyricist Rabindra Nath Thakur.
Another notable fact attached with the film is that actors Sunil Dutta and Rajendra Kumar, bosom friend of C. Parmanand had spared their famous studios- Ajanta Studio and Dimple Studio respectively- for shooting of the film, though major portion was shot in Rajnagar. 


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Views: 3694      Comments: 13

Comment I want downloaded this film.Can I?

Kishor Kumar Das
13-Jan-2022 10:51 AM

Comment The story of the making of this film is incomplete without renowned writer, technical guru and a Royal personality Lt Ganesh Dev Narayan Singh of Darbhanga. He was the technical director and also played a role of Moulana in the film. His association with bangla and hindi film was since 1940s. Because of his request letter to Geeta Dutt, she agreed to record the popular songs in this film.

Vikram Dev Singh
15-Jul-2021 14:18 PM

Comment Atek sundar initiative la ka aai kail kahan kono aagu aaib rahal achhi, Mithila aar Maithili ke sanskriti par kono cinema nai ban rahal acchi.

Bimal jha
29-Nov-2019 03:33 AM

Comment Mobile no of Sri Kedar Nath Choudhary.....08809660611/09334930715 The writer of AAWARA NAHITAN for full and authentic details of MAMTA GABAY GEET.
Sorry for reputation because was erroneously left.

16-Oct-2016 11:06 AM

Comment Sri Kedar Nath Choudhary one of the co-producers of MAMTA GABE GEET is still available at mobile no:- the given address for authentic details.

16-Oct-2016 10:43 AM

Comment Apne thik likhal film k nirmnak kalpana (aab Swargiy)Mahanth Mohan Das aur Sri Kedar Nath Choudhary k chhalain baad me Uday Bhanu Sinhg join kaylah.Tinu gota k patrnership me.Film banala k baad ditributor k khoj me hatotsahit bh k Mahanthji aur Kedar Babu wapas aabi gela.Film parda par naee pahuchal.Baad me Rabindra ji film k adhikar prapt kayala,sansodhan kela.Film parda par aayal.
Pura kahani Sri Kedar Nath Choudhary,Hidden Cottage,Bangali Toal,Laheriasarai,Darbhanga likhit pustak "AAWARA NAHITAN" me achhi.
Devendra Narayan Choudhary,Shivsagar,New Balbhadrapur,Laheriasarai,Darbhanga.

14-Oct-2016 02:44 AM

Comment Apnek prasak jatek prasansa kail jay wo thor .Ai filmak CD/DVD/KONO ROOPAK AUDIO,VISUAL KONA VETTAI SE KHABARI KARBAK KRIPA KARAB.

30-Jul-2016 00:11 AM

Comment Nice to see this article here, music director of this film is my father Late Shree Shyam Sharma (Shyam Saagar).. Thanx a million for uploading.

Sanjay Shyam Saagar
14-Aug-2015 11:04 AM

Comment ahank maithi film se lagaw dekhi k lagait achhi je ahan katahu ne katahu ehi manch se jural chhi.kona se bujh chahait chhi

sapan jha
17-Apr-2014 03:58 AM

Comment Pleased to introduce our selves as child artist of the film. Bihari nagri main shor.... Was pacturised on me. Can I can get CD/DVD of this film.

Shashi mohan
19-Jan-2014 07:51 AM

Comment Thank you so much for the article Bhaskaranand ji. However I would like to let you know that there were no differences between the director duo and would request you to read a book "Awara Nahitan" by Kedar Nath Chaudhary to get the facts clear. The book has recently been published. Please feel free to contact me for any further queries.

Kunal Jha
13-Aug-2013 01:35 AM

Comment I salute !! first mithili film director shri c.parmanad ji..........and hope from the the industry to give him due respect forever..................for his initiative........thanks..bhasker ji

19-Jun-2013 05:05 AM

Comment sundar bhai aha ke kaaj ke jatek prasansa kayal jaay se thor ahi ..........keep it up bhai :)

mohan murari
18-Jun-2013 13:05 PM

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