Achhut Kanya

Achhut Kanya

Achhut Kanya (Hindi: अछूत कन्या, Urdu: اچھوت کنیا, translation: Untouchable Maiden) is a 1936 Hindi film. Among the early super-hits in the Bombay film industry, the film deals with the social position of Dalit girls and is considered a reformist period-piece.

The film was one of several successful Bombay Talkies collaborations between Franz Osten, Niranjan Pal, Himanshu Rai, and their leading lady, Devika Rani. Music is by Saraswati Devi and lyrics by J.S. Cashyap.

The movie stars Ashok Kumar (cast after the original hero had eloped with the producer's wife and leading lady) and Devika Rani (the producer's wife who decided to come back) in the lead roles.


  • Devika Rani ... Kasturi
  • Ashok Kumar ... Pratap
  • P.F. Pithawala ... Mohan
  • Kamta Prasad ... Dukhia
  • Kishori Lal
  • Kusum Kumari
  • Pramila
  • Anwari
  • Ishrat

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