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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 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
AAN was a rarity in the 50's, a splashy Indian epic that through its sheer spectacle gained theatrical release in Europe, albeit cut down to some 129 minutes (The original Indian print ran out at 189 minutes with a brief intermission) Surprising no-one has seen fit to comment on it in all these years!
Dilip Kumar was the flavor of the month in Indian movies during the early 50's and here he enacts a Tyrone Poweresque role as Prince Tilak who with his sister, are taught the wiser ways to gain power by a peasant and his girlfriend.
AAN was a costumer that had it all - melodrama, swashbuckling action and romantic drama to please the masses. Western audiences found the film a tad extreme but no one could fault its pedigree.
A remake is currently in production.
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