Phool (1944)

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K. Asif -- who would make the Bollywood masterpiece Mughal-e-Azam in 1960 -- makes his directorial debut with this family melodrama written by famed scenarist Kamal Amrohi. Though Safdar loses his inherence thanks to the dark-hearted scheming of his evil sister-in-law, he is still obligated to finish a mosque started by his father. As Safdar struggles to make due, his son-in-law Salim ventures to Turkey to fight in the Balkan wars. Corrupted by dancers and whores, he returns a dissolute drunk. Thus the responsibility of building the mosque after the unlucky Safdar dies falls on his daughter. She must decide between family honor or freedom.