Google salutes first Indian film ‘Alam Ara’ on its 80th anniversary
It’s indeed an outstanding moment for the Indian film Industry as India’s first film with sound ‘Alam Ara’ completed 80 years on Monday and to salute the country’s first talkie, Google featured a doodle of the 1931 film on its home page.
The image that was seen on the search engine is a sequence from the film. ‘Alam Ara’, which was directed by Ardeshir Irani was quite successful for its music.
The film’s story revolves around a Prince and a gypsy girl. Starring in this first Indian talking film were Master Vithal, Zubeida, Jilloo, Sushila and Prithviraj Kapoor.
‘Alam Ara’ did set the box office on fire after its release in Majestic Cinema in Mumbai in 1931. It’s learnt that the film supposedly turned out to be a nightmare for the police after its big release since audiences were in a mad rush to watch the film and catch a glimpse of the actress.