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Amar Keertan (1954)

  • Release Date1954
  • GenreDevotional
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length4115.41 meters
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-11287/54-MUM
  • Certificate Date27/07/1954
  • Shooting LocationPrakash Studios, Andheri, Bombay

"I neither dwell in 'Baikuntha' nor in the Hearts of Yogis; but, I am always found when and where MY name is being recited through 'Bhajans' and 'Keertans', thus told Bhagwan to Narda.

On this foundation is erected the structure of our story o "AMAR KEERTAN". In the darkness of Vices and Sins in 'Kalyuga' there did shine a ray of Devotion and 'Bhakti' which produced Devotees like TUKARAM, NARSI MEHTA, KABIRJI, MEERA BAI, SAKHUBAI and RAMDASS. For this Devotion they underwent many hardships and untold atrocities at the hands of unbelievers and Atheists; yet, by the virtue of their unflinching and steadfast faith in HIM they awakened the world and poured Divine Message through Keertan.

AMAR KEERTAN deals with the life of Bhakta Ramdass who, though and untouchable yet, acclaimed world-wide recognition as a staunch Devotee of Lord Krishna.

He had always a feeling that there is NO SALVATION WITHOUT A GURU and for this he tried much to adopt one but being an untouchable no one would accept him as Disciple.

THAKURAYAN the wife of Thakur of the town was also a staunch Devotee of Lord Krishna and once her GURUJI came to this town when Ramdass courageously touched his feet. Thakur got furiously annoyed and very harshly rebuked Ramdass. GURUJI preferred Ramdass to the great Thakur and went to stay with him.

Thakur could not pocket this insult. He grew uneasy. His sister Chandi, being an Atheist, was already prejudiced against Thakurayan and Ramdass. She provoked Thakur which accelerated his rage.

In fits of fury inflicted gruesome tortures on Ramdass and Thakurayan. Hands of Ramdass were chopped off. Horrible cruelties and atrocities were committed on them but all in van. Lord Krishna sheltered HIS Devotees so much so that HE stitched shoes for HIS Bhakta Ramdass.

What did happen to Ramdass and Thakurayan and which fruits did their devotion bear to them may please be witnessed on the SCREEN.