Aan (Savage Princess)

  • Mangala, fille des Indes
Genre : Musical
Type : Fiction
Original title : Aan
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1952
Format : Feature
Running time : 105 (in minutes)

Prince Shamsher Singh and his sister, Rajshree, are the monarchs of the region. They have never known a day of poverty, and have lived a life full of pleasure, and luxury. In his eagerness to be crowned the king, Shamsher gets the word out about the death of his father, and assumes control over the throne and the region. He uses his powers as a force of oppression, and increases the taxes on a already struggling and poverty-stricken people. In order to fight this oppression, a young man named Jai comes forward. He forcefully abducts Rajshree and promises to marry her. But will a haughty princess ever concede to marry a commoner? And will Shamsher ever rest until and unless he has Jai killed?

Written by rAjOo (www.imdb.com - gunwanti(@)hotmail.com)

Hindi / 1952 / Color / Sound /

Cast: Amir Banu, Cuckoo, Dilip Kumar, Mukri, Murad, Nadira, Nimmi, Premnath, Sheela Naik

Director: Mehboob
Music: Naushad
Producer: Mehboob
Camera: Faredoon Irani
Production Country: India

Directed by
Mehboob Khan

Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
R.S. Choudhury story (as R.S. Chaudhary)
S. Ali Raza dialogue

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete

Dilip Kumar... Jai Tilak
Nimmi... Mangala
Premnath... Prince Shamsher Singh (as Prem Nath)
Nadira... Princess Rajshree
Sheela Naik
Mukri... Chandan (as Muqri)
Murad... Emperor
Agha Miraz (as Aga Mehraj)
Amir Banu... Jai's mom (as Amir Banoo)

Produced by
Mehboob Khan.... producer

Original Music by

Cinematography by
Faredoon A. Irani (director of photography)

Film Editing by
Shamsudin Kadri (as Shamsuddin Kadri)

Art Direction by
M.R. Achrekar (as M.R. Acharekar)

Makeup Department
Abdul Kader.... makeup artist
Gafoor Miya.... makeup artist
Tony Tehan.... hair stylist

Production Management
M.A. Qureshi.... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chimankant Gandhi.... assistant director
S.A. Master.... assistant director
Mehrish.... assistant director
S.M. Sarkar.... assistant director
Ahmed Sheikh.... assistant director (as Ahmed Sheik)
Zouqy.... assistant director

Art Department
D.R. Jadhav.... settings: G.D. Arch
Ghulam Nabi.... assistant art director
L.G. Patil.... assistant art director

Sound Department
Pandurang Baloor.... sound assistant (as P.P. Boloor)
R. Kaushik.... sound (as Kaushik)
S.N. Modi.... assistant sound (as S.N. Mody)
Ghulam Mohammed.... music assistant
A.H. Patel.... sound assistant

S. Azim.... fencing fight coordinator (as Azeem)
M.H. Douglas.... fencing fight coordinator (as Douglas)

Camera and Electrical Department
M.B. Ansari.... electrician
Nagaraj M.P..... assistant camera
Gunvant Patel.... still photographer
Parvez Sabawalla.... assistant camera (as Parvez Sabawala)
Balu T. Sawant.... assistant camera (as Balu Tukaram)

Other crew
Shakeel Badayuni.... lyricist (as Shakil Badayuni)
Ibrahim Baporia.... assistant editor
Shamshad Begum.... playback singer
Fazal Din.... costumes
Alla Ditta.... costumes
Ahmad Hussain.... assistant editor (as A. Hussein)
Sardar Jagirsingh.... horse trainer
Chagan Jivan.... costumes
Krishna Kumar.... choreographer (as Late Krishna Kumar)
Surya Kumar.... choreographer
Lata Mangeshkar.... playback singer
Peter Pitt.... assistant editor
Mohammad Rafi.... playback singer
A.H. Ratia.... assistant editor
V.J. Shah.... production executive
Nanubhai N. Shukla.... publicist

Crew verified as complete

Also Known As:Savage Princess (USA)

Runtime:161 min / France:105 min / USA:101 min
Color:Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:1.37 : 1 more
Sound Mix:Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:India:U / Finland:K-16 / Sweden:15

Filming Locations:
Central Studios, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Production Companies
Mehboob Productions

United Artists (1956) (USA)



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