Aah - 1953
A 1953 romantic drama that deals with the issue of Tuberculosis, the beliefs and disbeliefs associated with the disease. Aah was the debut of Raja Nawathe as an independent director who had previously assisted Raj Kapoor in his films like Aag (1948), Barsaat (1949) and Awaara (1951).
The film stars Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Vijayalakshmi and Pran in lead roles. Though the film was not financially successful it brought some evergreen hit songs from the composition of Shankar-Jaikishen like Aaja Re Ab Mera Dil Pukara, Chhoti Si Yeh Zindagani and Raja Ki Aayegi Baaraat.
Aah was adapted to Telugu as “Prema Lekha Lu” and in Tamil as “Avan.” Unlike its original Hindi both these versions both these films came out successfully.