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Alam ara

(आलम आरा)
14th March 1931- Action, Drama, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Thriller, White and Black
This is the first Indian sound film. Quest of Alam Ara to avenge her father's death.
Director: Ardeshir Irani
Keywords: Kingdom

Movie Cast

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Movie Details

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Movie NameAlam ara
Original Language Nameआलम आरा
English TranslationThe ornament of the world
Release Date14th March 1931
Languages Hindi, Urdu
StorylineThis is the first Indian sound film. Quest of Alam Ara to avenge her father's death.
Story SummaryThere is Kamarpur and an old king who rules it. He has two queens, Navbahar and Dilbahar, both who are against each other. A fakir predicts that Navbahar's son will succeed the king. To avoid that Dilbahar tries to seduce the army chief Adil but in vain and hence destroys his family. However his daughter, Alam Ara, gets raised by the nomads. Alam ara's friends invade the palace, expose Dilbahar's plots, release Adil from the dungeon. Alam Ara marries the prince.
Story TaglineFirst Indian sound film,
Run Time124 Mins

Movie Crew

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Writer (Screenplay)Joseph David, Ardeshir Irani
Music DirectorFerozshah M. Mistri
Writer (Play)Joseph David
ProducerArdeshir Irani
Production CompanyImperial Film Company
CinematographyAdi Irani, Wilford Deming
Film EditingEzra Mir
Playback SingerZubeida, W.M. Khan
SoundWilford Deming

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The first Indian talkie was so popular that "police aid had to be summoned to control the crowds.
  2. Alam Ara debuted at the Majestic Cinema in Mumbai (then Bombay) on 14 March 1931.
  3. The film had music by Ferozshah M. Mistri and B. Irani, and had seven songs:

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