Indian cinema's first real blockbuster film. Released in 1943, the movie is therefore now out of copyright according to Indian and other international copyright laws. Kismet produced by Bombay Talkies and directed by Gyan Mukherjee has Ashok Kumar, Mumtaz Shanti and Shah Nawaz in lead roles. This film was the first successful Indian film with an anti-hero and also the first to feature a double role. It had music by Anil Biswas and lyrics by Kavi Pradeep.
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told."