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Alam Ara (1931)

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 »

Director:

Ardeshir Irani

Writers:

Joseph David (play), Joseph David (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Master Vithal Master Vithal ... Adil
Zubeida ... Alam Ara
Jillo Jillo
Sushila Sushila
Prithviraj Kapoor
Elizer Elizer
W.M. Khan W.M. Khan ... (as Wazir Mohammed Khan)
Jagdish Sethi 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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Plot Keywords:

lost film | based on play | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

14 March 1931 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beauty of the World See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Imperial Movietone See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tanar Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was mostly shot at night, between 1am and 4am with microphones hidden near the actors. The studio was near the railway tracks, and the noise of the trains disturbed the shooting during the day. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Circus: Bollywood Special (2013) See more »

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