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Alladin Leila (1957)

  • Release Date1957
  • LanguageHindi
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Many people loose their balance of mind after acquiring wealth and power. Alladin too proved no expectation to the rule. He fulfilled the condition of the King and married his daughter, Princess Yasmin, by erecting a luxurious palace overnight. Leila, a beautiful dane, had a true love for Alladin. She could not bar this betrayal on the part of his lover Alladin and determined to destroy him. She happened to meet one Magician named Aamri, who was after that Magic Lamp.  Aamri took Leila to the King and posed that whosoever marry this girl will become one day the King of the whole world. The King thereupon admitted her in his Haram.

Second victim of Alladin's hot headedness was his own mother. He introduced her to Princess Yasmin as his Nurse in order to conceal the fact that they were poor born. Poor mother endured all this with patience.

Behind the palace was a hut of a poor water-carrier named Badru. Princess Yasmin could not sleep due to the foul smell coming from Badru's cottage. This enraged Alladin who thereupon ordered that the cottage should be levelled to the ground and Badru was given severe beating.

Alladin's mother could not bear this cruelty and took Badru and his wife Naazo to the palace. When Alladin came to know this he was much annoyed and turned out his mother also along with Badru and his wife.

At the instance of Laila, the King expressed his desire to conquer the whole world. Alladin promised that he can achieve the King's ambitions with the help of super natural power that he commands.

Thereupon Alladin ordered JINNEE, the slave of the Magic Lamp to arrange for a mighty army. Peace of many countries was disturbed and spread havoc all over. Then appeared a pious saint, who rendered help to the helpless.

What happened next? Please see on the silver screen.