Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum (1956 film)

AlibabavumThirudargalum read as Alibabavum Narpadhu Thirudargalum English Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is a 1956 Indian Tamil actionadventure film written, directed and produced by T. R. Sundaram under his production banner Modern Theatres. The film features M. G. Ramachandran and P. Bhanumathi in the lead roles, with K. Sarangkapani, P. S. Veerappa, K. A. Thangavelu, M. N. Rajam, P. Susheela and M. G. Chakrapani in supporting roles. The films original soundtrack and score were composed by Susarla Dakshinamurthy. The film is a remake of the 1954 Hindi film Alibaba aurChor both films are based on the story Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from One Thousand and One Nights.

Marziana P. Bhanumathi is a dancer in Baghdad. The tyrant Sher Khan, commander of the notorious king Amir Kasim Khan M. G. Chakrapani, tries to take her by force to his palace. She is rescued by Ali Baba M. G. Ramachandran, who fights with Sher Khan and vanquishes him. Marziana and her sidekick Dowlat K. Sarangkapani find refuge in Ali Babas house. Ali Baba is an impoverished woodcutter and lives with his sister Ayisha P. Susheela and servant Bulbul M. N. Rajam. Marziana learns that they are the siblings of Kasim, who had driven them out at the instigation of his cruel wife Salima Vidyavati. Marziana and Ali Baba later fall in love.One day, when Ali Baba goes to cut wood, he chances upon the cavernous hideout of Abu Hussain P. S. Veerappa, the notorious leader of forty dacoits, and overhears the secret code to enter and exit the cave. After the dacoits leave, Ali Baba uses the code word, enters the hideout and takes some of the caves wealth which he uses to help the poor people around. Both Ali Baba and Marziana become wealthy overnight. ........

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