Atma Tarang

Atma Tarang
Directed by Sohrab Modi
Produced by Sohrab Modi
Starring Sohrab Modi
Feroze Dastur
Eruch Tarapore
Music by Habib Khan
Cinematography Dara Mistry
Minerva Movietone
Release dates
Running time
121 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Atma Tarang is a 1937 Hindi social drama film directed by Sohrab Modi.[1][2] This film and Khan Bahadur made the same year were the first films produced under Modi's newly established banner, Minerva Movietone (1936). The music was composed by Habib Khan with art direction by Rusi K. Banker.[3][4] The film starred the singer-actor Feroz Dastur in the role of Mohan,[5] with Sohrab Modi, Prabha, and Vasant Pahelwan.[6] C. Ramchandra, the famous music composer was a harmonium accompanist for Minerva Movietone music directors like Habib Khan and Bindu Khan. He also acted in a small role in Atma Tarang and in the earlier Said-e-Havas (1936).[7]

The story involved the topic of Brahmacharya, which was Modi's preference for his first film under the Minerva banner, as he was influenced at that time by his interest in the Ramakrishna Mission[8]



According to Modi in a 1988 Films Division of India biographical film- Sohrab Modi by Yash Chaudhary, Atma Tarang was the biggest flop he ever made. Modi stated that while waiting in the Minerva Theatre (where the film was released), Bombay, he observed there were hardly 20-30 people in the audience. Four men approached him and congratulated a by-then dejected Modi, and told him to continue making good films like Atma Tarang and he would reach the top one day. He later found out that the four men were judges of the Bombay High Court.


The music director was Habib Khan.[9]


# Title
1 Brindaban Mein Leela Rachi
2 Jhootha Yeh Sansar Re Jhoothi Maya
3 Is Prithvi Mein Har Ne Sadhu Kaisa Khel Rachaya Hai
4 Jap Naam Harihar Narayan Shri Ram Hari
5 Bansuri Bajao Hey Shyam Abhiram
6 Padi Bipata Hari Hai Bhagwan
7 Rakh Lee Laaj More Prabhu Ne Aaj
8 Mana Mana Re Man Matware Khushi Mana Re
9 Kaisi Prem Basant Rut Suhani Laage
10 Jagat Mein Prem Bada Balwan
11 Dhanya Dhanya Raja Indra Tum


  1. Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Taylor & Francis. pp. 7–. ISBN 978-1-135-94325-7. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  2. "Movie-Atma Tarang". Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  3. "Atma Tarang". The Rest. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  4. Gangar, Amrit (2008). Sohrab Modi The Great Mughal of Historicals. New Delhi, India: Wisdom Tree. p. 110. ISBN 9788183281089.
  5. "Firoz Dastur". Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  6. "Atma Tarang". Alan Goble. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  7. "C. Ramchandra-Biography". Saregama India Ltd. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  8. Chaudhary, Yash. "Sohrab Modi-Documentary". Films Division. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  9. "Songs Atma Tarang". Muvyz, Inc. Retrieved 6 January 2015.

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