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Alam Ara (1956)

  • Release Date1956
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time134 mins
  • Length3810.30 meters
  • Number of Reels13 reels
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-17589/56-MUM
  • Certificate Date10/09/1956
  • Shooting LocationMohan Studios, Ashok Studios, Andheri (Bombay)

It, often, happens that a dim lamp from a hut becomes the cause of the brightness of a palace and vice versa the brightness of a palace makes the downfall of a hut.

The life of "ALAMARA" consists of both these examples. She was born in a PALACE but brought up in a hut. Her father, King Khakan-e-Azam was famous for his richness, bravery, power justice. He used to solve all the problems from the religious point. But in the case of his daughter he never accepted the religious bindings. For him daughter was a misfortune and he wanted to keep her far away from him and therefore his daughter "ALAMARA" was brought up in the hut of a FAKIR far away from the shadow of the palace and her tyrant father.

Under the saintly training and nursing of the godly SAIBABA she became very sensible and intelligent, after which her saintly preachings and pious thoughts gave light to millions of people.

She faced all odds and difficulties and fought for truth, humanity and justice.

It was only due to "ALAMARA's" pious thoughts that her father king Khankan-e-Azam got back his lost kingdom and eye-sight.

She presented such an example before the world of her pious life that it changed the idea of those who had faith that daughter is a misfortune and by her good character she proved that if females are provided with proper education, training and nursing then there is nothing as such which a woman could not do.

To know as to when and where all these incidents happened, please see them on the SILVER SCREEN.

(From the official press booklet)