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Alam Ara (1931)

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A period fantasy that told of the ageing king of Kamarpur, and his two rival queens, Navbahar and Dilbahar, and their rivalry when a fakir predicts that Navbahar will bear the king's heir. ... See full summary »

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Master Vithal ...
Zubeida ...
Alam Ara
Jillo
J. Sushila ...
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Prithviraj Kapoor
Elizer
Wazir Mohammed Khan
Jagdish Sethi
L.V. Prasad
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A period fantasy that told of the ageing king of Kamarpur, and his two rival queens, Navbahar and Dilbahar, and their rivalry when a fakir predicts that Navbahar will bear the king's heir. Dilbahar unsuccessfully tries to seduce the army chief Adil (Vithal) and vengefully destroys his family, leaving his daughter Alam Ara (Zubeida) to be raised by nomads. Eventually, Alam Ara's nomad friends invade the palace, expose Dilbahar's schemes, release Adil from the dungeon and she marries the prince of the realm. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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14 March 1931 (India)  »

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The last known print of this film was destroyed in a fire at the National Archives of India, Pune, in 2003. See more »

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