It was India 's first technicolour film, as it was shot in 16mm Gevacolour and was blown up in Technicolor. It was the most expensive Indian film ever at the time. It was the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time, domestically  and overseas.
A local village leader named Jai Tilak Dilip Kumar enters a contest to tame Princess Rajshree's horse, and after he is successful, Shamsher challenges Jai to a bout 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 numerous times to woo her, but the princess's arrogance prevents her from revealing her true feelings.
Shamsher becomes even more enraged when Emperor Maharaj reveals that Shamsher is not the heir to his throne after his death and that he plans to free India from monarchy 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 Shamsher's henchmen and disguises himself as a servant in his own palace. Shamsher then sets his eyes on Mangala Nimmi who was a village girl and childhood friend of Jai, but her love is not reciprocated as he is only in love with princess Rajshree.
After Mangala is kidnapped by Shamsher Singh who plans to keep her prisoner in his palace and molest her, Mangala takes a bottle of poison and dies. Jai kills Shamsher in revenge and provokes Princess Rajshree to launch an attack on his village to avenge her brother's death. Jai manages to kidnap Rajshree and sets out to gain her love by taking her into his village and forcing her to live as a peasant girl.
Just when Rajshree begins to realize her feelings for Jai, Shamsher Singh who was presumed dead returns to take his revenge against Jai. This prestigious production was to be India's first full feature in Technicolor. Dilip Sretn Mladožena - Plavi Dunav Tamburica Orchestra - Plavi DunavNimmi and Prem Naththen at the height of their popularity Various - Extrait Du Film Aan Mangala Fille Des Indes success, were quickly signed on for starring roles, but the second female lead proved more troublesome to cast.
Initially, Nargis was cast but left the film to concentrate on her association with R. For a time Madhubala was considered, with considerable lobbying from Dilip Kumar who was romantically involved with her at the time, but for reasons unknown she was never cast.
Finally Mehboob Khan decided to launch a newcomer and selected the then unknown Nadira and promoted her as his new star discovery.
When a first edit of the film was shown to the film's financiers and distributors, they objected that Nimmi's character died too early. This was due to Nimmi's vast The Cars - Greatest Hits as an actress. Therefore, a lavish and extended dream sequence was filmed and edited in to give Nimmi more prominence and screen time in the film. A major highlight of Aan is Naushad's music - both music of film songs and the grand background score that was so innovative and played a key role in the box office success of this film.
Reportedly Naushad used a piece orchestra while recording the music of this film, something unprecedented in those days. To create the sound effects that had better bass, Naushad had special rugs put on the walls of the sound studio.
Finally the film songs were mixed in London. Naushad worked very long hours for three whole months to complete this film's music. The symphony with the musicians was much praised and even played on the BBC Radio. Aan was the first Indian film to have a worldwide release in many countries with the English title - Savage Princess.
On the London trip, they met many Western film personalities, including Errol Flynn. When Flynn attempted to kiss Nimmi's hand, she pulled it away, exclaiming, "I am an Indian girl, you cannot do that! Although Nimmi was not the romantic lead, she made a big impact on audiences, and her character, Mangala, emerged Za Horou - Heiden - Na Svůj Příběh Jsme Sami the most popular in the film.
Nimmi further revealed in a interview, that at the London premiere of Aan, she received four serious offers from Hollywood, including from Cecil B. DeMille who Various - Extrait Du Film Aan Mangala Fille Des Indes admired the production design and Mehboob's vision as a director. He was in fact, so impressed by the film, that he personally wrote a letter of commendation to Mehboob Khan praising the film and the performances of Nimmi and Nadira in particular.
Aan was also released in Japan in Januaryas the first Indian film to ever release in Japan. Aan was accepted by audiences there, and it earned a considerable Various - Extrait Du Film Aan Mangala Fille Des Indes in Japan. The film features an acclaimed soundtrack composed by Naushad. The Tamil lyrics were by Kambadasan.
Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum rendered the Tamil songs also. However, it appears that the lyricist did not approve of their diction, and so songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar were recorded again with M. Rajeswari and songs sung by Shamshad Begum were recorded with Soolamangalam Rajeswari. While the film had the original recordings, the records Terror - Phillip Fullwood - Words In Dub had both versions.
So, there are 14 songs recorded on the gramophone records. It held the record for several years, until it was surpassed by Shree It was also an overseas success, earning considerable profit from overseas. It was the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time, up until it was surpassed by Awaara after its Soviet release in Aan received critical acclaim in the British press at the time.
The Timesfor example, wrote a positive review of the film, comparing it favourably with Hollywood productions at the time. They stated that "Hollywood has nothing to reach up to handsome Dilip Kumar and seductive Nadira. Hollywood producer Cecil B. DeMille himself wrote a letter to Mehboob Khan saying, "I believe it is quite possible to make pictures in your great country which will be understood and enjoyed by all nations without sacrificing the culture and customs of India.
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