Successful Bombay Talkie Achhut Kanya (1936) featured Devika Rani and Ashok Kumar

Picture of Bombay talkie Achhut Kanya

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Screenshot of Devika Rani and Ashok Kumar from the 1936 Hindi film Achhut Kanya (Achhoot Kanya).

The film was one of several successful Bombay Talkies.

Bollywood films are often melodramatic and romantic.

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Achhut Kanya

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Public domain in India, public domain in the United States

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