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Google salutes first Indian film ‘Alam Ara’ on its 80th anniversary

17 March 2011

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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.

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via Total Filmy

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