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"Alam Ara" is a 1931 film directed by Ardeshir Irani. It was the first Indian sound film.
- also known as The Light of the World
- country: India
- languages: Hindi Language, Urdu Language
- producer: Ardeshir Irani
- written by Joseph David & Ardeshir Irani
- based on a story by Joseph David
- cinematography by Wilford Deming & Adi M. Irani
- edited by Ezra Mir
- music by Ferozshah M. Mistri, B. Irani
- genres: Fantasy, Drama
- released on (83 years ago)
Alam Ara is a fictional film character.
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by CTI Reviews
Alam Ara: Alam Ara is a 1931 film directed by Ardeshir Irani.It was the first Indian sound film.
by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen
Alam Ara (Ardeshir Irani, H/Urdu, 1931) Alam Ara (Nanubhai Vakil, ...
by Bruno Nettl, Ruth M. Stone, James Porter, Timothy Rice
EARLY FILM SONGS The race to produce the first sound feature film in India was won by Ardeshir Irani, whose Imperial Film Company released Alam Ara 'Light of the World' in Bombay in March 1931. This film contained at least seven songs ...
by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,
Early Film Songs The race to produce the first sound feature film in India was won by Ardeshir Irani, whose Imperial Film Company released Alam Ara 'Light of the World' in Bombay in March 1931. This film contained at least seven songs.
The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia (2008)
by Ellen Koskoff
Alam Ara was a popular stage play of the time, and like many such others included songs and dances; Irani's dramatist adapted both its dialogue and songs for the screen. Many of the early talkies were similarly based on musical stage ...
A Dictionary of Film Studies (2012)
by Annette Kuhn, Guy Westwell
India's first sound film, Alam Ara/The Light of the World, by the Parsi director Ardeshir M. Irani, appeared in 1931, a year in which 27 ...
Dictionary of Film Makers (1972)
by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris
Alam Ara/Beauty of the World and Shirin Farhad, which contained no less than 42 ...
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