|Film||Aan (English translation: Pride)|
|Cast||Dilip Kumar, Nimmi, Premnath & Nadira|
|Print Date||Early 1950s|
|Size||40″x30″ inches (Standard movie poster size or single sheet)|
|Condition||★ As Is|
|Artwork||Hand painted / Hand drawn|
|Printer||Oriental Offset & Litho Works Bombay|
|Art Studio||Seth Studios|
|Packing||Rolled into unbreakable tube|
Extremely rare vintage Bollywood movie poster of the hit Hindi film, Aan (1952) for sale.
This is an actual surviving old publicity poster of India’s first technicolour film, Aan (1952) which starred Dilip Kumar & Nadira in lead roles.
Printed and circulated during the first release of the film (somewhere in the early 1950s), this old Bollywood poster was printed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.
This vintage Bollywood poster was originally designed in hand painted oil on canvas format, making it highly collectible. The poster features a stunning close up of actress Nadira on one side. Dilip Kumar and Premnath appear locked in a sword fight at the bottom.
Aan was produced and directed by Mehboob Khan at an extremely large budget for its time. Besides receiving the distinction of being India’s first Technicolour film (shot in 16mm Gevacolour and later blown up in Technicolor), Aan was one of the first Indian movies to have a worldwide release. In the US, Aan was released under the name “The Savage Princess.” The film was later dubbed in French and released in 1954 in France as “Mangala, fille des Indes” (Mangala, girl of India). The film starred Dilip Kumar, Premnath, Nimmi and marked the debut of Jewish actress Florence Ezekiel Nadira (simply known as “Nadira”).
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