Tarachand Barjatya - Benchmark of Filmmaking


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 operations.

Personal Profile

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.

Great Recogniation

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.