On this day: India's first sound film Alam Ara released in 1931
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On 14 March 1931, Alam Ara, India's first sound film was released. The film, directed by Ardeshir Irani, debuted at Majestic Films theater in Mumbai. The film was so popular that police personnel were deployed to control the crowds. The theater recorded houseful for the next 8 weeks. Unfortunately, the film was lost and has not been available since 1967.