WorldCat Identities

Samanta, Shakti

Works: 46 works in 176 publications in 3 languages and 672 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Crime films  History  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shakti Samanta
Aradhana( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love story of Air-Force pilot and a young girl who marry secretly with the priest as the solitary soul to witness the union. The pilot dies in an air crash and thus begins her struggle to bring up her child to become an air force pilot, the eternal wish of her late husband
Kashmir ki kali( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Hindi and No Linguistic content and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pampered Rajivlal rejects his mother's choice for a bride, then falls in love with Champa, a flower girl, despite the opposition of her father
An evening in Paris( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in Hindi and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deepa has always been unlucky in matters of heart. Her bitter experiences have made her believe that Indian men are only interested in her wealth. So she decides to go to Paris, the most romantic city in the world, in search of true love
Amar prem( Visual )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushpa a simple village girl turned out by her husband as she could not give him a child. A man takes her to Calcutta for a job and where she was cheated by him and forced to take shelter in a brothel. Anand, a rich man negalected by his wife while walking throught a red-light neighbourhood, hears a song and is allured by the melodious voice. He met Pushpa and eventually they fall in love. Meanwhile Nandu a child met Pushpa. Amar Prem is the story of three beautiful souls who encounter each other and bound by wonderful emotions and eternal love
Kati Patang = Kaṭī pataṅga by Shakti Samanta( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madhvi is an orphan living with her maternal uncle, who arranges her marriage with someone she does not know. She runs away on the day of her wedding to her lover, Kailash, only to find him in the arms of another woman
Barsaat ki ek raat = Barasāta kī eka rāta = Barasat kī ek rāt( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in Hindi and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small town amidst the Himalayas, lives Abhijeet, a young and intelligent man. He encounters Rajni, the winsome daughter of a tea estate manager, when he saves her from a mishap that could have been fatal. Abhijeet finds it incredible that she is blind. In the same town live Kaliram. One night when Rajni is alone Kali breaks into her house with the intention to satiate his lust for her. Luckily Abhijeet comes to her rescue and avows his love for her and promises to marry her and give her the respect she deserves. one night Abhijeet come home to fine that someone has molested his wife and killed the child she was carrying. Abhijeet becomes obsessed with finding her killer and swears vengeance for it
Ajanabee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rohit and Rashmi decide to marry despite the differences in their socio-economic backgrounds. Tensions develop between them which result in Rashmi's return to her parental home and Rohit's taking on a job in a deserted railway station. There he gives shelter to a stranger and in helping her he is drawn into unexpected complications
Anurodh( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Choudhary does not approve of his son, Arun, indulging in singing songs and music. He wants him to be a businessman like himself. Arun changes his name to Sanjay Kumar and soon becomes a popular singer, and is even hired by the local radio station to sing songs. With his increasing popularity, the risk of his dad finding out the truth has also increased, and Arun must try and keep his family life and his singing career a secret, but the question is how long will he continue to do this
Amanush( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Hindi and Bengali and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police inspector posted to a remote Bengal village tries to help and rehabilitate a member of a zamindar family who had been wronged in his youth and was now a debauched drunk
Howrah bridge by Shakti Samanta( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in Hindi and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rakesh knew not what adventure lay in store for him across the Howrah Bridge. He had rushed to Calcutta from Rangoon when he heard of his brother's murder and he has sworn to track down the killer
China Town = Cāyanā ṭāūna( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in Hindi and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howrah Bridge: Rakesh lives with his brother, Madan, and his dad in Rangoon. Madan has fallen into bad company and steals the family heirloom, in the shape of a dragon and runs away to India. Shortly thereafter, his dead body is found under Calcutta's Howrah Bridge. Rakesh travels to Calcutta in order to find out the mystery behind Madan's death, and also try to recover the family heirloom. His investigations take him to a shady hotel run by Uncle Joe, where an attractive dancer named Edna performs a dance every night. Rakesh finds himself attracted to Edna, and he confides in her why he is here and she decides to assist him. Rakesh comes to know that a man named Bhiku had witnessed his brother's murder, and sets off to find him. Before he could meet him, Bhiku goes missing and no one knows about his whereabouts. Film comes to an end with Rakesh's efforts to solve this mystery, recover the heirloom, continue to woo Edna, and catch his brother's killers
Balika badhu( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Hindi and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a village circa the British rule in India, lives a young school-going male named Amal, who is shortly to get married to a girl named Rajni. The traditional ritual-filled marriage takes place, the young couple are then left alone for a few days, and this is where the two develop their love and friendship. Then Rajni must return to her parents' house, while Amal continues with his studies in school, and at home with Masterji, an elderly teacher. His life is enlivened occasionally when Rajni is permitted to visit. Rajni next visit is scheduled for Durga Pooja, but she does not come, instead she comes at Vijay Dashami, to stay there for a couple nights, before going on a Tirth Yatra with her family, where they are scheduled to visit all the holy places in India. But before that could happen their little world is shattered when the gentle Masterji is arrested by the police for being a "Freedom-fighter", harboring and training fugitives, and making explosives. Watch whether this incident will have an impact on Amal and Rajni or otherwise
Insan jaag utha = Insāna jāga uṭhā = Insān jāg uṭh( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Hindi and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gauri lives in a small village in India with her crippled ex-army-man & freedom fighter dad, Laxmandas, and a younger brother, Gulab, and makes a living working as a laborer. One day she notices a male lurking around their house, this male subsequently introduces himself as Ranjeet. who has just arrived from Bombay. Ranjeet and Gauri become friends after Ranjeet treats a wound on Gauri's foot, and then both fall in love with each other. Ranjeet starts working for the Government which is in the process of building a dam, where Gauri also works. Ranjeet starts work as a laborer and subsequently promoted as a crane operator. What Gauri and Laxmandas do not know is that Ranjeet is in this village for a reason: greed for the suitcase of gold that he himself had buried in Gauri's front-yard, the very same gold that he was caught smuggling five years ago and the very same gold that he had spent five years in prison for
The great gambler by Shakti Samanta( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in Hindi and No Linguistic content and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The underworld hires a gambler who is unwittingly drawn into their plan to steal military secrets through extortion. The government sends in an agent, who just happens to resemble the gambler, to investigate
Sawan ki ghata( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Hindi and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gopal and Seema are two small children who live in a small town in India. While Gopal lives with Bansilal, who he believes to be his father, the much more wealthy Seema lives with her dad, Rana, who does not approve of her friendship with Gopal. He wants Bansilal to send Gopal away, and Bansilal does so. Years later, Gopal has now grown up and travels back, meets with Seema and both re-kindle their friendship, which turns into love much to the chagrin of Rana. Gopal is told that Bansilal is dead, but village belle, Saloni, who is in love with Gopal, tells him that she has seen Bansilal's ghost. A practical Gopal must now use all his resources to find out the truth behind the ghost story, secure his land against a greedy Rana, as well as advocate his right to the estate that his father had left him from none other than his step-mother, who has schemed with her brother Kailash, to ensure that Gopal continues to not only be deprived of his rightful heritage, but also lose Seema to Kailash
Singapore( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramesh is responsible for looking after rubber exports in Singapore on behalf of his employer, Shyam, based in India. When Ramesh suddenly disappears, Shyam travels to Singapore to unravel the mystery behind his absence, and is himself embroiled in a mystery, as well as arrested for a murder, he claims he did not commit
Jaali note( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Dinesh goes undercover in order to infiltrate a gang headed by Manohar that is counterfeiting banknotes. In the course of his investigation he meetys the seductive gangester bride Lily and gets romantically entangled with a female reporter Renu and makes a discovery of shocking personal significance
Jāne anjāne = Jāne anajāne = Jāne anjāne( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in Hindi and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While on a religious pilgrimage, Laxmi Prasad finds an abandoned baby at a temple, when she sees no one around, she decides to keep him. When her husband, Shankar, returns from jail, they name the child Ramu. While Laxmi wants him to go to school, study and become someone important, Shankar wants him to gamble, partner him in bootlegging and smuggling. Ramu is unable to fit in school and decides to work with his dad. Thus Ramu grows up accepting crime as his career. Then a young woman named Mala enters his life, and both fall in love with each other. When Mala finds out about Ramu's career, she makes him promise that he will go straight. He does go straight, gets a job, and when he is laid off he takes to helping Dhondu catch fish. Then Ramu's world gets turned upside when Inspector Hemant, while apprehending Shankar, guns down Laxmi. An enraged Ramu decides that he must kill Hemant at any cost"--IMDb
Anurāga; philmī śailī meṃ sampūrṇa kathānaka (strīna ple) by Shakti Samanta( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in Hindi and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anuraag( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Hindi and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombay-based Rajesh lives a fairly wealthy lifestyle with his parents. One day while walking on the beach he comes across a beautiful blind girl named Shivani. He instantly falls in love with her. She also likes him but understands that they cannot be married. Regardless of this Rajesh asks his parents to permit him to marry her, to which his mother agrees, but his father refuses. Then Mr. Rai, Amirchand's friend intervenes and offers to pay for getting Shivani's eyes tested. If she succeeds in getting her sight then and only then can Amirchand permit his son to marry her. An eye specialist is consulted who concludes that the only way Shivani can see is through the eyes of a dead donor. However a donor is found. He is Mr. Rai's grandson who dies of cancer. There is a sad note in this death but the good that comes out of this is that Shivani is able to see after the eye transplant and can now marry Rajesh
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Samanta, Śakti 1926-2009

Shakti Samanta

Shakti Samanta 1926-2009

Shakti Samanta film director

Shakti Samanta Indiaas filmregisseur (1926-2009)

Shakti Samanta indischer Filmregisseur und -produzent

Shri Shakti Samanta 1926-2009

Шакти Саманта

شکتی سامنت

শক্তি সামন্ত

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English (6)

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