Closing Logo Group

Background: Basant Pictures was an Indian Hindi-language film production company founded by Indian film director and producer Homi Wadia in 1942.

1st Logo (March 15, 1956)[]

Basant Pictures (1956)

Logo: While scrolling over a shot of jewellery, we then see a book containing the company's name in blue and "PRESENTS" in white underneath. Above the text is an emblem of a hand dropping flowers over the fire, with the flame behind a yellow circle. Also included in the emblem is a stick holding two bags and a book to the lower right. A human hand opens the book and then the movie's opening credits play as normal.

FX/SFX: Live-action.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Seen only on Hatim Tai.

2nd Logo (April 20, 1961-December 20, 1968)[]


Logo: The sequence starts with a close-up of the same emblem as before, this time hand-drawn and with "ESTD. 1942" on top of the emblem. The camera zooms out quickly to reveal "BASANT PICTURES" in black on a white rectangle underneath the emblem. The logo itself appears to be within a box with the centre square resembling a picture frame and the left and right sides having the same colour as the centre square's inner colour.

Variant: On Char Dervesh, the logo is colorized.

FX/SFX: Just the logo zooming out.

Music/Sounds: A very loud, if somewhat muted, gong which repeats throughout the logo.

Availability: Seen on Sampoorna Ramayana, Reporter Raju, Subhadra Haran, Char Dervesh, Nishan, Zimbo Finds A Son, and Khiladi.

Editor's Note: The zoom-out of the logo is basically effortless, and gives a little creepy look onto it.

3rd Logo (January 15, 1971)[]

Basant Pictures (1971)

Logo: There is the same text and emblem from the previous logo, this time as a statue. This statue is placed over a blanket full of flowers while smoke rises from the ground and a multicoloured burst rotates clockwise.

Variant: On remastered prints of Shri Krishna Leela the logo is still.

FX/SFX: Practical effects. None for the variant.

Music/Sounds: An extreme solo of an tampura plays first, followed by the first part of the opening of the movie.

Availability: Seen on Shri Krishna Leela.

Editor's Note: While the previous one was basically effortless, this one usually gives a tamer look to it, though.