Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp (1957 film)

Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp
Directed by T. R. Raghunath
Produced by M. L. Pathy
Screenplay by T. R. Raghunath
V. Srinivasan
Based on Aladdin from
One Thousand and One Nights
Music by
Cinematography R. Sampath
Edited by S. A. Murugesan
Jai Sakthi Pictures
Release date
  • 29 March 1957 (1957-March-29)
  • 13 April 1957 (1957-April-13)
Country India
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Hindi

Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp, also known by its Tamil-language title Allavudeenum Arputha Vilakkum, its Telugu-language title Allauddin Adhbhuta Deepam, and its Hindi-language title Alladdin Ka Chirag, is a 1957 Indian fantasy film directed by T. R. Raghunath. It is an adaptation of the story of Aladdin from One Thousand and One Nights. The film stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Alladdin and Anjali Devi as the female lead. It was a trilingual, filmed simultaneously in three different languages. Allavudeenum Arputha Vilakkum was released on 29 March 1957, and Allavuddin Adbhuta Deepam followed on 13 April. Alladdin Ka Chirag too came in the same year. The Tamil song "Chelaadum Neerodai Meethae" and Telugu song "Andhaalaa Konaetilona" was shot in Gevacolor.


Jaffer, a magician, comes to know about a magic lamp from his friend. Alladin is the only person capable of getting the lamp. Jaffer gets Alladin under his care by masquerading as his uncle. He takes Aladdin to the cave. After procuring the lamp, he comes to know about the attitude of Jaffer. He escapes with the help of the Ring and reaches his mother. He throws the Magic lamp into the backyard thinking that it is the main culprit. Aladdin grew up as a vagabond and without work. He faces lot many problems and comes to know about the powers of Magic lamp. He recovers the Lamp and finally marries the Princess.


Adapted from Film News Anandan's database:[1]


The film is an adaptation of the story of Aladdin from One Thousand and One Nights.[2][3] It was directed by T. R. Raghunath, produced by M. L. Pathy under Jai Sakthi Pictures,[1] and was simultaneously filmed in Tamil as Allavudeenum Arputha Vilakkum, Telugu as Allavuddin Adbhuta Deepam and in Hindi as Alladdin Ka Chirag.[2][4] Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp was used as the English title for the trilingual.[5][2] The screenplay was written by Raghunath and V. Srinivasan.[6] Akkineni Nageswara Rao starred as the title character.[2] R. Sampath was the cinematographer,[6] and S. A. Murugesan worked as editor.[1]


The soundtrack of the film was composed by S. Rajeswara Rao and S. Hanumantha Rao.[1]

1."Unnaale Vandhenaiyaa"A. MaruthakasiJikki3:42
2."Kanni Penne Vaa"A. MaruthakasiP. Susheela3:42
3."Aasaiyudane En Raja Varuvaar"A. MaruthakasiP. Susheela, chorus4:12
4."Inraikkiruppathu Onre Nijamena"LakshmanathasA. P. Komala3:23
5."Samayam Vachchuthaiyaa"M. P. SivamK. R. Sellamuthu, K. Rani 
6."Selaadum Neerodai Meedhe"KannadasanA. M. Rajah, P. Susheela 
7."Pazhaiya Deepam Thanthaal"VilliputhanThiruchi Loganathan3:59
8."Thillaale Lam Thillaale"ThamizholiUsaindeen, Nithyakala, P. K. Saraswathi, Swarnalatha, C. N. Rajalakshmi 
9."Kannukku Nerile, Kalai Enra Perile"Pattukkottai KalyanasundaramP. Susheela3:42
1."Sogasari Dananayya"P. B. Srinivas, K. Rani3:45
2."Andala Konetilona Sagindi"A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela3:11
3."Manasanta Needira"P. Susheela4:19
4."Ninu Valachi"P. Susheela5:34
5."Pilla Pilla Raa"P. Susheela4:22
6."Vacchanu Nee Kosame"Jikki4:15
7."Yavvana Mokate"A. P. Komala, S. Hanumantha Rao3:59


Allavudeenum Arputha Vilakkum was released on 29 March 1957,[1][9] and Allavuddin Adbhuta Deepam followed on 13 April.[10] Alladin Ka Chirag was released in the same year too.[4][11]


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  5. Harris M. Lentz III (2015). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014. McFarland. p. 283.
  6. 1 2 Allavudeenum Arputha Vilakkum (motion picture) (in Tamil). Jai Sakthi Pictures. 1957. Opening credits, from 0:00 to 2:52.
  7. Neelamegam, G. (December 2014). Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 121.
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  9. "Alladdin and the Wonderful Lamp". The Indian Express. Madras: Jai Sakthi Pictures. 29 March 1957. p. 3.
  10. "Movies List". Akkineni Foundation of America. Archived from the original on 4 April 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  11. "Alladin Ka Chiragh (1957)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
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