Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag

Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag, India, 23 May 1952

The film starts in a magician’s den in a cave where the magician, Hikmat (S. N. Tripathi) tells a genie-like figure that he wants to rule the world. He is asked to get the magic lamp from a cave where he will need to send someone who is honest and has twenty-one moles in the shape of a lamp on his hand. The magician finds Aladdin (Mahipal) who is in love with Princess Badar (Meena Kumari). Badar's father has been imprisoned and a look-alike substituted in his place by the evil minister Masood Beg. Masood Beg's son, Nazim has Aladdin whipped for a minor fracas and the magician tends to him. He takes Aladdin to the cave and sends him down to get the lamp. When Aladin refuses to hand over the lamp before coming out, Hikmat slams the entrance shut leaving Aladdin trapped. Aladdin manages to rub the lamp and a genie appears. The genie helps Aladdin get out of the cave, marry the princess, free Badar’s father, have him reinstated as the Sultan and build a palace for him. The story follows the magician getting hold of the lamp and Aladdin’s adventures from then on till he gets the lamp back and manages to vanquish evil.

  • Genre: Action
  • Runtime: 135 Minutes
  • Director: Homi Wadia
  • Awards: Best Films directed by Homi Wadia - 1952

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Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag (Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp) is a 1952 fantasy adventure film produced and directed by Homi Wadia. Made under the Basant Pictures banner, it had story, scenario and additional dialogue by JBH Wadia. The dialogues were written by Teznath Zar. The music of the film was composed by S. N. Tripathi and Chitragupta. The film starred Meena Kumari, Mahipal, S. N. Tripathi, B. M. Vyas, Pandit Amarnath and Raja Sandow.

This fantasy film from the Arabian Nights followed the adventures of Aladdin and his finding of the magic lamp in the cave, and his love for the princess Badar.