Thursday, September 10, 2015

Albela 1951 Film by Bhagwan Dada

Albela is a 1951 Bollywood musical comedy film directed by and starring Bhagwan Dada and Geeta Bali.A Hindi classic, it was the third highest grossing film at the Indian Box Office in 1951 and its soundtrack by C. Ramchandra was acclaimed.

Geeta Bali ... as Asha
Bhagwan as Pyarelal
Badri Prasad as Pyarelal's Father
Sunder as Theatre Owner (as Sundar)
Pratima Devi as Pyarelal's Mother
Dulari as Malti

Release Year 1951

The music director of the film was C. Ramchandra and the soundtrack was acclaimed, cited as a "classic". The film features several westerinized songs such as Sholajo badhke and Ye deewana, ye parwana which are said to have "employed cabaret type dance/choruses featuring bongo drums, oboes,, clarinets, trumpets, saxophones, etc." Famous playback singer Lata Mangeshkar sang the song Balama bada nadan re.

Day-dreamer and Artist, Pyarelal, lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay with his retired dad; housewife mom; married brother, Mohan and his wife, Malti; and unmarried sister, Vimla. It is now time for Vimla to get married, her dad has saved a thousand Rupees, while Mohan has made arrangements for six hundred more, and Pyarelal is asked to arrange for four hundred. Instead Pyarelal brings home one hundred rupees, informing his family that he has been fired from his job, and will be unable to raise any more money. An argument ensues, and Pyarelal is asked to leave. He leaves, swearing only to return when he is a famous and wealthy man. He meets with pretty actress, Asha, both fall in love with each other, and he starts acting in the theater, and achieves quick success. He starts sending money and gifts home to his parents, and hopes that they will be pleased with his success. Then one day when he feels that he has achieved his success, he returns home - only to find out that the money and gifts he has been sending home are missing; his mom has passed away; his dad and sister are missing, believed to be begging in the streets; his sister's marriage has been canceled; his brother cannot support himself; and his sister-in-law, has a dark deep secret that she cannot tell anyone.

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