Alam Ara Interesting Facts: When this film was released on March 14, there was a scramble for tickets. The tickets for the show were sold in black on the first day. How crazy people were about the film, it can be understood from the fact that the ticket was bought for 50 rupees.
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March 14, 1931, a date written in golden letters in Indian cinema. 92 years ago today Indian cinema first spoke of movie alamara Released. Mumbai Its first show was held at Majestic Cinema. This day was very special for Indians. The 124-minute Alamara was produced by a production company named Imperial Movietone and crowds started gathering outside the theater to watch the first show of the film.
Such was the craze among people in Mumbai for this film that they reached 6 hours in advance to get tickets. When the crowd got out of control, the police had to use lathis.
Tickets were sold in black for Rs 50.
When the film was released on March 14, there was a scramble for tickets. The tickets for the show were sold in black on the first day. How crazy people were about the film, it can be understood from the fact that the ticket was bought for 50 rupees. During the time when the film was released, it used to be a big deal to buy a ticket for Rs.50 and watch a movie.
First show at 3 pm and crowd started gathering since morning
The first show of the film was kept at 3 pm, not in the morning. People started gathering since morning to see it. It had become difficult to control the crowd. The love story between a Banjaran and Rajkumar was depicted in the film, which was based on a Parsi play written by Joseph David. People knew Joseph David by the name of Dada. He wrote a lot ,, Urdu, Gujarati and Marathi languages. In addition to them Had deep knowledge of Greek, Iranian, Chinese, Jewish, Egyptian and Indian literature.
The film was directed by Ardeshir Irani and starring Master Vitthal, Zubeida, Jillo, Sushila and Prithviraj Kapoor made this film immortal.There were 7 songs in the entire film. Alamara’s song ‘De De Khuda Ke Naam Pe’ is called the first song of Indian cinema, it was sung by Wazir Mohammed. One sad thing related to this is that this entire film cannot be seen as there is not a single print left of it.
so decided to make a film
According to media reports, the first talking film was screened in Mumbai in 1927. A huge crowd gathered to watch the film Showboat, which was screened at the Royal Opera House. After this the demand for talking films started increasing in Mumbai. After seeing people’s interest for films, Ardeshar Irani decided to make the first Indian talkie film.
Making this film was a challenge in itself because dialogue writers, lyricists and composers were not associated with silent films in that era. Art in the Making of the AlamaraIt has not been easy to hide the mike and create music during the dialogue of the cars.