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Indrasabha

(इंद्र सभा)
1932- Musical, Romance, White and Black, Mythology
The acid test of Lord Indra in the moral front by higher celestial powers. Indra Sabha with 71 songs is the film with most number of songs. The film was made in 1932 by Madan Theatres and the director of the film was J.J. Madan. The plot of the film revolves around a benevolent king whose moral character is tested by celestial powers. They cause an apsara (a fairy) to appear before the king as a fallen woman begging for mercy. Indra Sabha was based on a play written by Sayed Aga Hasan Amanat. The film had two singers Master Nissar and Jehanara Kajjan. The other cast of the film included Abdul Rehman Kabuli and Mukhtar Begum.
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Director: J.J. Madan


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Movie Details

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Movie NameIndrasabha
Original Language Nameइंद्र सभा
Alternative NamesIndra Sabha ,
English TranslationThe assembly of Lord Indra's throne
Year1932
Release Date1932
Languages Hindi
StorylineThe acid test of Lord Indra in the moral front by higher celestial powers. Indra Sabha with 71 songs is the film with most number of songs. The film was made in 1932 by Madan Theatres and the director of the film was J.J. Madan. The plot of the film revolves around a benevolent king whose moral character is tested by celestial powers. They cause an apsara (a fairy) to appear before the king as a fallen woman begging for mercy. Indra Sabha was based on a play written by Sayed Aga Hasan Amanat. The film had two singers Master Nissar and Jehanara Kajjan. The other cast of the film included Abdul Rehman Kabuli and Mukhtar Begum.
Story SummaryLord Indra governs over all the devas. The higher gods test Indra by making him to encounter an apsara who is in want of help and is pleading for Indra's help.

Big-budget movie with over 69 songs. 'The Hindi Devmala [Hindi Pantheon] with the Islamic Ravaiyat' are crystallized into a plot structure revolving around a benevolent king whose moral fibre is tested by celestial powers as they cause an apsara (a fairy) to appear before him as a fallen woman begging for mercy.

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The story is based on the famous Phantasy of Indar Sabha It deals with the romance fo Sabzpari, the famous fairy of Indardev and her trials and triulations. . Indar is so much pleased with Sabzparis dancing and singing that he rewards her with Parimahal and a Signe tring. Neelampari, Lalpari and Pukhrajpari are displeased and they play upon the soft feelings of Laldev the right hand of Indar.

Laldev is fond of Sabzpari but she always avoids him and he therefore sides with the other fairles and plans against Sabzpari. . Safeddev likes Sabzpari and he helps her during several trials. . One day Sabzpari along with her chief maid Bhairavi fies to the earth in the Urankharola they reach the country of Gulfam Sabzapari is attracted towards Gulfam Inspite of protestations of her maid she takes out her Signet ring and puts on the finger of Gulfam and pledges her troth. .

The Darbar of Indardev has assembled but Subzpari is absent Indar frowns, and orders other fairies to Sing and Dance, but their crude technique does not satisfy Indar. He is very angry but at a crncial moment enters Sabzpari. Her classical dnacing and singing wins applause from the Sabha. Indaris pleased with her and rewards her. Somehow or other Laldev comes to khow that Sabzpari has parted with the ring and he reports the matter to Indar. Indardev calls Sabzpari and orders her to adorn herself with all the jewels presented to her by him. Sobzpari is worried and she requests Safeddev to get the ring from Gulfam. . Gulfams condition is very precarious. He has seen Sabzpari in a dream and has fallen in love with her. Forgettin his duties he raves like a madman he refuses to part with the ring and Safeddev enrries him away along with his companion Bhairo to Paristan. . Sabzpari gets the ring and Indar is highly Pleased.

One day Sabzpari brings Gulfam to the Sabha disguised as a Musician Laldev unfolds this secret to Indardev, who beomes very angry and orders Sabzpari to be exiled to the Earth and Gulfam is ordered to be imprisoned. . Sabzpari wanders and wanders in search of Gulfam. Laldev again offers his love but she resents the over turns of Laldev.

Laldev creates troubles for her. Safeddev helps her and releases Gulfam and the lovers are united Laldev now approaches Zargam the cousin brother of Gulfam who has usurped the throne of Gulfam. Laldev gives magic dice to Zargam and tells him to invite Gulfam to a game of Dice. . Zargam receives Gulfam very cordially and plays with him the game of Dice Gulfam loses everthing in Dice and along with Sabapari goes in Exile Safeddev is also punished by Indar for his help to Sabzpari.
Run Time211 Mins


Movie Crew

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Music DirectorNagardas Nayak
Writer (Play)Sayed Aga Hasan Amanat
Production CompanyMadan Theatres Ltd
T. Marconi


Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Indrasabha holds the world record for the most number of songs in any musical ever made.
  2. This was the only movie till today to have the highest number of songs that is 71 .
  3. It featured over seventy songs and was 211 minutes long. The movie was made by Jamshedji Framji Madan's company, Madan Theatre.
  4. Madan Theatres gretest musical release starring Jahan Ara Kajjan and Master Nissar . What once used to be a Nautanki played on stage was brought on to the screen with similar dialogues , a mixture of urdu and hindi and folk lore songs and dances .
  5. The story originally was penned by the famous poet of Lucknow Agha Hassab Amanat in the mid nineteenth century .
  6. The movie became a huge success in the entire country and also in Hyderabad and Secunderabad .
  7. Both Nissar and Kajjan had a good background of performing on the stage . They had no difficulty in playing the roles for the screen to which they were accustomed to


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