Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum (Eng: Aladdin and the magical lamp) is a 1979 Indian fantasy film directed by I. V. Sasi based on Aladdin’s story from One Thousand and One Nights. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Jayabharathi, Sripriya, Gemini Ganesan and S. A. Ashokan in the lead roles. It was simultaneously filmed in Malayalam and Tamil languages, the latter as Allaudinaum Arputha Vilakkum (lit. Aladdin and the wonderful lamp) which was released on 8 June 1979, two months after the Malayalam version which came on 14 April 1979. The Tamil version was dubbed into Telugu as Alavuthinum Arputha Deepam.
Kamaruddin, the commander of the armed forces of Baghdad, has a desire for princess Roshni, the heiress to the kingdom, as her husband will rule the land after the Caliph’s death. Roshni, however, loves street urchin Alavuddin, and he reciprocates. Alavuddin’s childhood friend Jameela loves him, but it is a one-sided affair. Alavuddin and Kamaruddin fight a duel for winning over Roshni. Alavuddin triumphs, but his joy is short-lived as the courtier Mir Qasim, who wants Roshni for himself, kidnaps her and spirits her away. Alavuddin and Kamaruddin join forces and with help from a genie, rescue Roshni. On the way back, Kamaruddin is trapped in quicksand, but is rescued by Jameela. They unite.
Directed by I. V. Sasi
Written by Alleppey Sheriff (Malayalam) Vietnam Veedu Sundaram (Tamil)
Starring Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Jayabharathi, Sripriya, Gemini Ganesan, S. A. Ashokan
Music by G. Devarajan
Cinematography Ramachandra Babu
Edited by K. Narayanan
Production Supriya Creations
Release date 14 April 1979 (Malayalam) 8 June 1979 (Tamil)
Running time 142 minutes
Language Malayalam / Tamil