Filmistan was an Indian film company of the Hindi film of the 1940s and 1950s.
Filmistan was established in 1943/44, on the grounds of the former Sharda studios of Sashadhar Mukerji and Rai Bahadur Chunilal. Both were previously involved in the production line of the company Bombay Talkies, however, had fallen out with the new owner Devika Rani. The initial capital of Filmistan was from Mukerjis successful productions Naya Sansar (1941 ) and Kismet (1943 ) generated. The first production of the company was Chal Chal Re Naujawan (1944 ), in which Gyan Mukherjee directed. The studio followed a concept of production of medium budgets, which should sell more than their movie stars and the music a pan- Indian audience. This was Filmistan one of the most important Indian film production sites in the early Nachunabhängigkeitszeit.
The studio employed, among others, the directors Gyan Mukherjee, PL Santoshi, Subodh Mukherjee, Nasir Hussain, Nandlal Jaswantlal, Kishore Sahu and Ramesh Saigal; the film stars Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kapoor and Nalini Jaywant; as well as film music composer C. Ramchandra and Sachin Dev Burman. With the commercial success of Shaheed (1948 ), Shabnam (1949 ) - the first joint film of the canvas pair Dilip Kumar and Kamini Kaushal - and Samadhi (1950 ) established himself Filmistan as the most successful club of the Hindi film of the 1950s, whose influence stylistically to enough to the 70s films Manmohan Desai.
After disagreements with the main funder Tolaram Jalan, an industrialist who left Sashadhar Mukerji Filmistan and founded in 1958 the production company Filmalaya. The backlot of Filmistan in Mumbai's Goregaon neighborhood has since been rented only for film productions.