Tarachand Barjatya - Benchmark of Filmmaking
Tarachand Barjatya, the founder of Rajshri Film Productions, has been the benchmark
of filmmaking success for nearly six decades.
Founder of Rajshri Productions - Prominent Film Production House in India
His diligence united with sheer talent shaped Rajshri as one of the most prominent
distribution and production houses in India. Today, Rajshri Production spans a repertoire
of 50 films, a huge distribution network, a television division, and numerous export
Born on May 10, 1914 at Kuchaman, Rajasthan, Tarachand Barjatya graduated from Vidyasagar
College, Calcutta. At the ripe young age of nineteen, he embarked on a promising
career in the film industry by initially working as an unpaid apprentice.
Some Notable Films Produced by Tarachand Barjatya
Some of the notable films produced by him were Jeevan Mrityu, Uphaar, Piya Ka Ghar,
Saudagar, Geet Gaata Chal, Tapasya, Chitchor, Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye, Ankhiyon
Ke Jharokhon Se, Sawan Ko Aane Do, Taraana, Nadiya Ke Paar, Saaransh.
Tarachand Barjatya envisioned the inherent potential within his grandson, Sooraj
Barjatya. He continuously stimulated the growth of young Sooraj, and encouraged
him to independently direct a film for the Rajshri banner.
At the young age of 24, Sooraj Barjatya's first picture, Maine Pyar Kiya, was a
novel, original, contemporary film that ended up being a powerful, inspiring success.
With the help of instrument, he enlarged the tumbas (gourds) and dhandhi (hollow
neck) to create greater resonance and to allow the notes to sustain longer and so
better reproduce the techniques used in dhrupad singing.
He was known particularly for his slow development of ragas, which were typically
performed accompanied only by a tanpura and occasionally with pakhawaj, and for
his meticulous attention to microtonal inflections.
Tarachand Barjatya was appointed by the Government of India as a member of the committee
of films with Mrs. Indira Gandhi as its Chairperson. He was later again appointed
by the Government as a member of the 'Working Group of Films' which submitted its
report to the Parliament.