Alam ara

By | 25th January 2020

Welcome to Vishnu k films In today’s post, we will talk about the 1931 film Alam Ara, these are the first speaking films in India. Who had clouded the history of India? So let’s begin by knowing first of all its important things.

Description of Alamara movie

  1. The director of Alamara film was Ardeshir Irani Ji as well as the film producer of the film.
  2. The following people mainly played the role in Alamara film. Master Vithal, Zubeida, Prithviraj Kapoor, etc. were.
  3. The authors of the movie Alamara were Joseph David and Munshi Zaheer.
  4. The composer of the film Alamara was Firoz Shah M 4 Mistry B Irani Ji.
  5. Alamara film was shown on 14 March 1931.
  6. Alamara film was shown in India.
  7. The language of the Alamara film is Urdu.
  8. Alamara film cost 39 crores at that time.

Through the Alamara film, Irani realized the importance of sound and completed it before many films. The film became so popular that the police had to call for help to control the crowd.

The film script

Let’s talk about the story of this film, Alamara is a love story of a prince and a Banjaran girl. It is based on a Zoroastrian play written by Joseph David. Joseph David later worked as a writer in Irani’s film company. The film stars Dilbahar and Navbahar, a king and his two quarrelsome wives. The feud between the two escalates when a fakir predicts that the king’s heir will give birth to a newborn. Angry Dilbahar pleads for love with Adil, the chief minister of the state, to take revenge but Adil rejects her offer. In a fit of anger, Dilbahar puts Adil in jail and gives his daughter Alamara a banishment. Banaras raise Alamara. When young, Alamara returns to the palace and falls in love with the prince. In the end, Dilbahar gets punished for it, Rajkumar and Alamara get married and Adil’s release you have to watch this movie to understand the story of this film better on its star.


You all know that this is the first talk film so Ardeshir Irani himself took over the sound recording department using the Taran sound system. The film’s cinematography was done by a tuner single-system camera that recorded the sound directly onto the film. Since soundproof studios were not available at that time, it was shot mostly at night to avoid the noise of the day. At the time of the shooting, the microphone was hidden with the actors. In 1929 Irani was inspired to make India’s first talking and singing film after he saw the part-talkie American film Show Boat (1929). At that time, there were no soundproof stages and technicians were unaware of how to make a film that had sound. He then decided to make a screen version of a popular stage play written by Joseph David, who agreed to adapt the play for the silver screen. Irani handled the sound recording department, using the Tanar Sound System. It was shot with the Tanar single-system camera, which recorded sound directly onto the film.

The film was mostly shot at night, between 1 am and 4 am 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. Since Alam Ara was the first Indian sound film, the makers needed actors who knew the language. Ruby Myers was considered for the title character but Zubeida was cast instead. It was because Ruby Myers was an Iraqi Jew and was not fluent in Urdu or Hindustani language. The then-newcomer Mehboob Khan, who later went on to make Mother India (1957), was considered for the male lead. But, they decided to cast a more commercially viable actor and chose actor-stuntman Master Vithal.

 So friends, a lot of hard work and hard work has been put into making this film.


  The following are the main actors in this film.

• Master Vithal as Adil Jahangir Khan
• Zubeida as Alamara
• Zillu as Navbahar
• Sushila as Dilbahar
• Prithviraj as General Adil Khan
• Elizer as Badshah
• Sakhu
• Wazir Mohammed Khan as Fakir
• Jagdish as Rustom
• L. V. Prasad as Sultan Saleem Khan


The story and songs of this film are very good. Hence
widely successful, including the hit song “De de Khuda Ke Naam per”, which was also the first song of the Indian cinema. It was sung by actor Wazir Mohammed Khan who played a fakir in the film. As playback singing had yet to start in Indian cinema, it was recorded live with the musical accompaniment of a harmonium and a tabla.


Following are the songs of this film
The film had music by Ferozshah M. Mistri and B. Irani and had
seven songs:
Songs List of Alam Ara (1931)

Song Heading Singer (s) Music Director Actor (s) Category
De Kuda Ke Naam Pe Pyaare Wazir Mohammed Khan Pherozeshah M Mistry Wazir Mohammed Khan Prayer
Badala Dilawaaega Ya Rab Tu Sitamagaaron Se Zubeida
Pherozeshah Mistry Zubeida

Bhar Bhar Ke Jaam Pilaa Ja Zubeida
Ferozshah M Mistri, B Irani

De Dil Ko Aaram Aye Saaki Gulfaam Zubeida
Ferozshah M Mistri, B Irani
Teri Kateeli Nigaaho Ne Maara Zubeida
Ferozshah M Mistri, B Irani
Rutha Hai Aasman Gum Ho Gaya Mahtaab Zillu
Ferozshah M Mistri, B Irani Zillu

Daras Bina More Hain Tarase Naina Pyaare Zubeida
Ferozshah M Mistri, B Irani


 The characteristics of this film are as follows: There is no known copy of the film today. The National Archives of India says that they do not possess a print and couldn’t locate one as far back as 1967. It was incorrectly reported that the last known prints, in Pune’s film archives, were damaged by a fire in 2003 when in fact no copy was ever possessed by the film archive. According to P.K. Nair, founder-director of the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Pune, “The report that Alam Ara print was destroyed at the NFAI is incorrect.”


This record is Alam Ara recorded as the first Hindi film of Bollywood. A total of 78 actors for the first time recorded their voices for the film. Google celebrated the 80th anniversary of the film’s release by means of Google Doodle on 14 March 2011. A 2015 calendar was released exhibiting posters of some of the first Indian films, including Alam Ara

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