Author: Abhi Bhattacharya
Director/Composer/Na: Satyen Bose/Hemant Kumar
ISBN/UPC (if available): DVD U-336
JAGRITI is the simple story of a problem child who is reformed by his disabled friend and an able hostel superintendent, with love and emotion.
The film is centered on a stubborn, badly behaved rich boy, Ajay (Raj Kumar Gupta). Though doted upon by his mother and grandfather he is a problem child. The grandfather sends Ajay to a boarding school. Ajay refuses to reform constantly getting into trouble with the authorities including the kindly new superintendent Shekhar (Abhi Bhattacharya).
However, he befriends a cripple boy Shakti (Rattan Kumar) who urges him to become good. Shekhar wins the children and teachers over with his unorthodox methods as he teaches the boys about life and about our great country’s heritage but Ajay stubbornly refuses to toe the line. Finally, he attempts to leave the hostel. Shakti trying to stop him is run over by a vehicle in a horrific accident. Ajay realizing that he is to blame for Shakti’s death turns from the notorious problematic child to a reformed studious student. He comes first in academics as well as sports. Shekhar methods of teaching wins the approval by the education board and he leaves the hostel to spread his message elsewhere…
List of tracks:
Ye mere nanhe ghulfam mere nendh there naam bachpan...
Hum hai there santhan -2, ye praan there deh hai the thera..
One two three four ... ye here la la la ... mai heera ....
Aa meharb kaise kaise khradarve...
Chalo chale maa, sapnon ke gaon mein.........
De di hume aazadi bina khadag bina dhal.........
Aao bachho tumhe dikhaye jhanki hindustan ki.........
Pase sabhi palat gaye dusman ki chal ke...hum laye hai toofa
Production Year: 1954
Abhi Bhattacharya, Pranoti Ghosh, Kanu Roy, Mehmood, Dhumal,
Bipin Gupta, Ghanshyam.
Director: Satyen Bose
Music Director: Hemant Kumar
Genre: Family Drama
Color: Black and White