Prithvi Vallabh
(1943)

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Prithvi Vallabh 1943 directed by Sohrab Modi, renowned for his historical films, is based on K.M. Munshi's novel by the same title. It is considered as the third among the historical trilogy of Modi -- the other films are Pukar (1939), Sikander (1941).
This is a story of a true king Munja, called Prithvi Vallabh (Sohrab Modi), king of Avantipur, who always keeps his people happy in his kingdom. After winning a battle with a neighbouring kingdom, the king of that region, king of Tailangan, Sailab Raj (Sankantha Prasad) is captured and brought in front of Prithvi. Sailaab is made to wash Prithvi's feet with holy water in front of the whole kingdom. After that, Prithvi makes Sailab his friend and releases him. Sailab goes back to his kingdom but he finds that he is not welcome there since he had lost the battle. He confides in his sister Mrinalvati (Durga Khote) and she tells him that if he wants to make her happy then he must go and capture Prithvi and make him the prisoner.
Sailab goes and gets hold of Prithvi and puts him in prison. Mrinalvati meets Prithvi and they have huge heated arguments, but during the arguments they both fall in love. She comes and meets Prithvi everyday in the prison and they spend a lot of time together. They decide to escape. When Munja has a chance to escape, he holds back so that Mrinalvati would join him. She however, ditches him, and betrays.When Sailab comes to know about it,he orders that Prithvi be killed on being trampled upon by elephants. In the kingdom people are upset as Prithvi is an honest and courageous leader. The day arrives when Prithvi is to be killed by the elephants. Prithvi informs the entire kingdom that he is ready to die, but Mrinalvati does not want him to get killed. In the end, she also goes with him and both get killed by the elephants.

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