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Badshah Salamat (1956)

  • Release Date1956
  • GenreRomance, Drama
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time141 mins
  • Length3865.77 metres
  • Number of Reels14
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number17923
  • Certificate Date12/10/1956
  • Shooting LocationRanjit Studios, Jagriti Studios, Shree Sound Studios, Jyoti Studios
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The Glitter of pearls has always had a strange, almost a fatal, fascination for women. It wreaks havoc in their minds, impels them to make demands on their men that are fantastic. And the men, too, will often transgress all limits in trying to satisfy such demands.

Mallika, Cafe dancer, saw a necklace at Johari's jewelry shop and asked Sultan, the owner of the Cafe to buy it for her. But they were told that it had already buy it for her. But they were told that it had already been bought by Amir Firoz, a nobleman, for his daughter Bano. Denied her heart's desire, chagrined, Mallika refused to marry Sultan until he secured that same necklace for her.

Sultan, determined to win Mallika's favour, sought advice from henchmen Badru and then wangled Badshah into his service. Badshah belied his name in that he was a pauper. Sultan went to his aid and then persuaded him to steal the necklace from Bano. Denied her heart's desire, chagrined, Mallika refused to marry Sultan until he secured that same necklace for her.

Sultan, determined to win Mallika's favour, sought advice from henchman Badru and then wangled Badshah into his service. Badshah  overnight became a visitng prince and was put up as a guest in Amir Firoz's palace. The prince's companion was Johari who having won the heart of Shakila, Bano's companion set about bringing in Badshah and Bano together. his scheming was successful, but when Badshah lost his heart Bano, he refused to steal the necklace from Bano. Truly then was he in a tough spot. It became all the tougher for him when Salar, a haughty aristocratic young man, who was a suitor of Bano, discovered that the prince (Badshah) was an imposter.

Hatred, jealousy, pride ,made Salar a formidable enemy for Badshah. A mad desire for Mallika made Sultan too a bitter enemy, who would destroy Badshah should he fall to secure the necklace.

What was Badshah to do? You can guess all you want to, yet will get a different answer on the Screen.

 

(From the official press booklet)