Di istana kerajaan tersebut, Raja baru sahaja mengahwini seorang wanita yang cantik. Permaisuri baru ini adalah seorang yang bongkak yang mengamalkan ilmu sihir. Tersorok di dalam kamarbnya terdapat cermin anjaib yang dapat menunjukkan apa sahaja yang ingin dilihatnya. Dia menggunakannya bagi menanyakan siapakan wanita tercantik dikerajaan itu. Pada suatu hari apabila dia bertanyakan soaalan tersebut, gambaran Bidasari muncul. Dia amat meradang dan mencari Bidasari.
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'''''Bidasari''''' is a [[1965 in film|1965]] [[Malaysia|Malaysian]] black-and-white romantic-drama film starring [[Jins Shamsuddin]] and [[Sarimah]]. The film is notable as having dialogue that is written almost completely as rhyming poetry. The story is based on the Malay poem ''Bidasari'' which has some similarities with the western [[fairy-tale]] of [[Snow White]].
When a simple merchant, his young son and mute servant are out in the woods, they find a drifting boat containing a baby girl and a bowl containing a live goldfish. The merchant realises that she is an unusual baby because her life is bonded to the fish; if the fish leaves the water at any time, she stops living. The merchants adopts the baby as her own and calls her Bidasari. Years later Bidasari grows up into a beautiful young woman while the merchant has prospered into a wealthy businessman.
At the royal palace of this kingdom, the King has just remarried a beautiful woman, the Permaisuri (Queen). The Permaisuri is a proud woman who secretly practises witchcraft. Hidden in her chambers is a magic mirror that can show her anything she asks. She uses it to ask who the most beautiful in all the land is. One day when she asks the mirror this question, the image of Bidasari appears in it. She is enraged by this and carries out a search to find who Bidasari is.
Her search finally leads her to the merchant's house. Under the guise of kindness, the Permaisuri asks the merchant for permission to bring Bidasari to the palace to be her companion. Although the merchant is reluctant to part with his beloved daughter, he lets her go. But once Bidasari arrives at the palace, she is sent to the kitchens as a servant, where she is starved and given the dirtiest jobs.
After the Permaisuri is satisfied that Bidasari has been dirtied enough, she once again asks her magic mirror who is the most beautiful in the land. When the mirror shows Bidasari yet again, the Permaisuri flies into a rage and runs to the kitchen where she grabs burning pieces of firewood which she tries to burn Bidasari's face with. She is shocked when the fire goes out and Bidasari's face is left untouched. Bidasari, who has by now realised that the Permaisuri's malice is targeted only at her and will never stop, begs for mercy and explains her life is bonded to that of a fish that is kept in a bowl in her father's garden.
The Permaisuri has a servant steal the fish from the merchant's garden, and as soon as the fish leaves the water, Bidasari collapses and stops breathing. Satisfied that Bidasari's life is in her hands, the Permaisuri hangs the fish around her neck as a trophy. When she asks the mirror who is the most beautiful in the land, the mirror shows her own image.