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Aan (1953)

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A Royal Indian family consists of the Emperor Maharaj (Murad, his brother Shamsher Singh (Premnath) and sister Rajshree (Nadira). A poor villager named Jai Tilak (Dilip Kumar) enters a ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Jai Tilak
Nimmi ...
Prem Nath ...
Prince Shamsher Singh
Nadira ...
Princess Rajshree
Sheela Naik
Mukri ...
Chandan (as Muqri)
Murad ...
Agha Miraz ...
(as Aga Mehraj)
Amir Banu ...
Jai's mom (as Amir Banoo)


A Royal Indian family consists of the Emperor Maharaj (Murad, his brother Shamsher Singh (Premnath) and sister Rajshree (Nadira). A poor villager named Jai Tilak (Dilip Kumar) enters a contest to tame Princess Rajshree's horse and after he is successful Shamsher challenges him to a game of fencing. Jai is declared the winner of the fight after much dispute and Shamsher is enraged at losing to a poor villager. Jai then falls in love with Rajshree and tries numurous times to woo her but the princess's arrogance prevents her from revealing her true feelings. Shamsher becomes even more enraged when the Emperor Maharaj reveals that Shamsher is not the heir to his throne after his death and that he plans to free India from dictation and turn to democracy. Shamsher then plans to gain control of the kingdom by killing the Maharajah on the night before he is due to travel to England for a medical procedure. However he is unsuccessful after the Maharajah escapes an attempt on his life by ... Written by

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The First Spectacular Musical Drama Ever To Come Out Of Mystical, Magical India! [USA] See more »


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Release Date:

1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aan  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£19,460 (UK) (4 June 2004)


£19,460 (UK) (4 June 2004)

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| (1954 release)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Nargis was the original choice for the role of Princess Rajshree before she dropped out and newcomer 'Nadira' replaced her. See more »

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A film that sets new heights in Bollywood film industry.
1 August 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Just checked out Aan & was expecting the usual song & dance that you would expect in an Hindi film. But got more than i expected as there is more than meets the eye with Aan. The story of a privileged princess who when confronted with love does not comprehend its meaning & the impact it will have on her life. So she discards it, rejecting it in a statement of denial to her true feelings. She allows her pride ('Aan') to blind her to something that will make her vulnerable but will set her free from the shackles that bind her. The principles from which she has been raised have taught her not to associate with the working class, the people who are there just to serve & carry out her orders. Yet these are the people that have built her kingdom through their own hardship & suffering who without would be no monarchy. So when a peasant emerges who has the key to her heart. She instantly despises him even pushing herself to the verge of killing the thing that she loves most. A deed which she would never forgive herself for. She eventually undergoes a transformation & embraces the feelings she has for man who is willing to sacrifice his life to be with her. So, in short Love conquers all even in the most cold hearted of princesses...

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