Meera Ka Chitra (A Life Portrait of Meera)

Director: Kedar Sharma
Hindi/1960/B&W/41mins

Synopsis:

Meera was a princess born into a Royal family of Rajasthan. At a very young age she fell in love with the image of Lord Krishna. This caused conflicts and turmoil not just in her life and family, but in the society around. But guided by her endless devotion of her beloved god, Meera faced them all and became popular as the poetess-saint Meerabai. Her life is an example of how faith and devotion can move the strongest mountains.

 

Director’s Biography: Kedar Sharma
Director, producer, writer and lyricist Kedar Sharma was an early doyen of Hindi cinema. He slogged in Calcutta as a still cinema photographer, set painter and bit-part actor before writing the dialogues and lyrics for the Hindi adaptation of ‘Devdas’. He then directed the smash hits ‘Chitralekha’, ‘Neel Kamal’, ‘Bawre Nain’ and ‘Jogan’ and is credited for starting the careers of some of Hindi cinema’s great actors like Geeta Bali, Madhubala and Raj Kapoor. At the request of Jawaharlal Nehru, he joined CFSI and made many feature, short and documentary films.

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