Rudrajit Mookherjee Collection of Cinema and Theatre Booklets [1932-2005]

This fonds consists of 1,433 booklets digitised as part of the EAP127 project. The booklets cover a range of dates from 1932-2005, and represent the films of numerous production houses and studios. A few of the booklets relate to theatre productions. The booklets were regularly produced to promote Bengali and Hindi film releases; however, the practice virtually ceased in the early years of the 21st century. The booklets were intended to promote the films and attract an audience, and usually contain a plot summary, stills of film scenes, information about, and photographs of, the cast, and song lyrics. They also frequently carry advertisements. The original booklets form part of the collections owned and held by Ruddrajit Mookherjee, who collected the material from cinemas and other outlets. The majority of the material is written in Bengali, although there are a few English booklets relating to Bengali films, and Hindi booklets promoting films brought out by companies in Bengal or otherwise closely associated with the history of Bengali cinema. Some of the booklets after 1975 are for films produced and/or promoted by the National Film Development Corporation of India, and are written in English, German and French.
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  • caṇḍīdās [October 1932]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/1
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film caṇḍīdās Produced by New Theatres Ltd, 1339 [September/October 1932]. ...
  • caṇḍīdās [1932]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/2
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film caṇḍīdās Produced by New Theatres Limited, Ashwin 1339 [September/October 1932]. Pages 5 and 6 are missing from the original. ...
  • cirakumār sabhā [1932]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/3
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film cirakumār sabhā Produced by New Theatres Limited, Jaishtha 1339 [May/June 1932]. ...
  • naṭīr pūjā [1932]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/4
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film naṭīr pūjā, produced by New Theatres Ltd. The release date has been written on the recto of the cover by the collector: Mar 1932. ...
  • pallīsamāj [1932]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/5
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film pallīsamāj, produced by New Theatres Ltd. The date of release has been written on the recto of the cover by the collector, Jul 1932. ...
  • kapālkuṇḍalā [May/June 1933]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/6
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film kapālkuṇḍalā Produced by New Theatres Ltd, Jaistha 1340 [May/Jun 1933]. ...
  • mīrābāi [1933]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/7
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film mīrābāi, produced by New Theatres Ltd. The date of release has been written on the recto of the cover by the collector: 11 Nov 1933. ...
  • mīrābāi [1933]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/8
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film mīrābāi, produced by New Theatres Limited, 1933. ...
  • sābitrī [1933]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/9
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film sābitrī, produced by Devenham and Company. The release date has been written on the recto of the cover by the collector: 15 Apr 1933. ...
  • sābitrī [1933]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/10
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film sābitrī, produced by Devenham and Company. The release date has been written on the recto of the cover by the collector: 15 Apr 1933. Pages 7 and 8 of the original are missing. ...
  • sītā [1933]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/11
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film sītā, produced by New Theatres Ltd. The film's release date has been written on the recto of the cover by the collector: 26 Oct 1933. ...
  • yamunā-puline [1933]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/12
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film yamunā-puline, produced by Devenham and Company. The film's release date has been written on the recto of the front cover by the collector: 21 Jan 1933. ...
  • cād sadāgar [17 Mar 1934]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/13
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the play cād sadāgar, produced by Sri Bharatlaxmi Pictures. The date of release has been written on the recto of the front page by the collector: 17 Mar 1934. ...
  • daksha yajña [1934]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/14
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film daksha yajña, produced by India Pictures Limited. The date of release has been written on the recto of the front page by the collector: 13 October 1934. ...
  • ekskiuj mī syār [1934]

    File Ref: EAP127/9/15
    Digital images of a booklet produced to promote the film ekskiuj mī syār (Excuse Me Sir), produed by New Theatres Ltd. The date of release has been written on the recto of the front page by the collector: 30 Mar 1934. Pages 7 and 8 (images 011 and 012) app ...