Aaram - 45NLP 1131 - (Condition 90-95%) – LP
Aaram is a 1951 Indian Hindi
film directed by D.D. Kashyap and starring Dev Anand, Madhubala, Prem Nath
and Talat Mahmood.
Shyam (Dev Anand) is a struggling artist.
While returning home one night he encounters a young woman, Leela (Madhubala),
who, for unexplained reasons, is roaming the streets. A storm breaks out and
Shyam lets Leela spend the night at his place. Shyam and Leela fall in love.
A little later Leela gets acquainted with a rani (Durga Khote). After Leela
leaves Shyam's place she takes refuge with the rani at the rani's haveli. The
widowed rani's only son, musically talented Kumar (Premnath), falls in love
with Leela. For the sake of her son's happiness the rani would like Leela to
become her bahu. However Leela tells them that she is in love with Shyam and
both Kumar and his mother the rani end up accepting that. Through the rani
Leela even manages to get a painting of Shyam's entered in a competition
through which Shyam attains fame. Leela and Shyam decide to travel to Shyam's
village to have their wedding. But just as Leela is about to join Shyam she
is kidnapped in front of the rani's haveli by a former suitor from whom she
had been running away and who wants to force Leela to marry him and keeps her
a prisoner. It turns out later that while trying to prevent the kidnapping
Kumar was seriously hurt, even though nothing of the sort is actually shown
on the screen. At one point Leela almost manages to escape her dungeon with
the help of a kindhearted underling of the main villain. After he recaptures
Leela, on his own initiative, the villainous suitor arranges a bizarre and
inexplicably idiotic meeting between Leela and Shyam to let them take a final
leave of one another, at a restaurant where Leela and Shyam had usually been
coming and whose owner is a friend of theirs. At that meeting the villains
are overpowered by Shyam, Kumar and others. During the struggle Kumar is shot
and wounded. The police arrive to take the overpowered villains into custody.
Kumar tells his mother that his wound will heal. The end.