Prakash Pictures

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Prakash Pictures was an Hindi film company founded in 1933 by director Vijay Bhatt. The company's first film was Nai Duniya, released in 1934. Between 1934 and 1977, Prakash Pictures produced 64 films before is closed.

1st Logo (September 14, 1940-October 5, 1952)

Visuals: On a rotating field, there is a girl laying down. The sun then rises, and once it has fully risen, the caption "LEAD KINDLY LIGHT PRAKASH" forms under the girl and the girl rises with what appears to be a candle in one hand and throws petals with the other hand.

Technique: Live-action.

Audio: The opening theme of the film.

Availability: Seen on films like Bhakta Dhruva, Narsi Bhagat, Bharat Milap (1942), Ram Rajya (1943), and Baiju Bawra.

2nd Logo (May 29, 1959-March 30, 1962)

Visuals: On a rotating globe, a girl does the same motions from the previous logo, while the caption "LEAD KINDLY LIGHT PRAKASH" fades in below her. After the text fades in, she throws the petals once again.

Variant: On later versions, the caption that fades in below the girl is "LEAD KINDLY LIGHT SHRI PRAKASH PICTURES".

Technique: Live-action.

Audio: A soothing theme with trumpets that begins on the Central Board of Film Censors bumper.

Availability: Only seen on Goonj Uthi Shehnai, Pyase Panchhi, and Hariyali Aur Rasta.

3rd Logo (June 1, 1965-May 9, 1977)


  • Opening variant: On a red background with dark clouds, there is a girl over the earth globe, doing the same motion from previous logos. She throws the petals once again.
  • Closing variant: Same as the opening logo, but starts from the point where the girl is throwing the petals.

Technique: Live-action.


  • Opening variant: A soothing theme with trumpets and other instruments.
  • Closing variant: The closing theme of the film.

Availability: Seen on the 1967 remake of Ram Rajya, Hira Aur Patthar, Holi Aaee Re, Himalaya Ki God Mein, and Maa Baap.

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