Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh (Hindi: पृथ्वी वल्लभ) is a historical drama Bollywood film directed by Sohrab Modi. Made under the Minerva Movietone banner it was released in 1943.[1][2] The story is an adaptation of K. M. Munshi's book "Prithivi Vallabh" written in 1920.[3] It had music by Rafiq Ghaznavi and Saraswati Devi with lyrics by Pandit Sudershan who also wrote the screenplay and dialogues.[4] The film starred Sohrab Modi, Durga Khote, Sankatha Prasad, Kajjan, Meena Shorey, Sadiq Ali, K. N. Singh and Al Nasir.[5]

Prithvi Vallabh
Prithvi Vallabh (1943)
Directed bySohrab Modi
Produced byMinerva Movietone
Written byK. M. Munshi
StarringSohrab Modi
Durga Khote
Sankatha Prasad
Meena Shorey
K. N. Singh
Music byRafiq Ghaznavi
Saraswati Devi
CinematographyY. D. Sarpotdar
Release date
Running time
121 minutes

The story revolves around two kings, Prithvi Vallabh (Munj) of Avantipur who is kind and just, and Tailap, a neighboring king who is cruel. With the help of his sister Mrinalvati (Durga Khote) and another neighbouring king Bhillam (K. N. Singh), Tailap manages to capture Prithvi Vallabh. The rest of the film follows incidents following his captivity.[6]



  • Director: Sohrab Modi
  • Producer: Minerva Movietone
  • Writer: K. M. Munshi
  • Screenplay, Dialogues: Pandit Sudarshan
  • Cinematographer: Y. D. Sarpotdar
  • Audiographer: Keki Edulji
  • Art Direction and settings: Rusi K. Banker
  • Studio: Minerva Movietone
  • Music: Rafiq Ghaznavi and Saraswati Devi
  • Music Effects: Mir Sahib
  • Lyricist: Pandit Sudarshan
  • Choreographer: Chaubey, K. M. Parwar
  • Costumes: G. J. More
  • Make-up: M. N. Borkar


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  2. Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
  3. Gangar, Amrit (2008). Sohrab Modi The Great Mughal of Historicals. New Delhi, India: Wisdom Tree. p. 60. ISBN 9788183281089.
  4. "Prithvi Vallabh". Hindi Geetmala. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  5. "Prithvi Vallabh". Alan Goble. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  6. Pandya, Sonal. "75 years of Prithvi Vallabh: In love and war with Sohrab Modi, Durga Khote". Cinestaan. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
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