Aah is a 1953 black and white
Bollywood romantic drama film starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis in lead roles.
The film was produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by Raja Nawathe. This was
Nawathe's first independent directorial venture. He had previously worked as
assistant director to Kapoor in Aag (1948), Barsaat (1949) and Awaara (1951).
Raj Raibahadur (Raj Kapoor)
lives a wealthy lifestyle with his father, a widowed businessman. One day Raj
is sent to work at the countryside Saraswati Dam. His father one day visits
him and tells him how his deceased mother wished that he be married to
Chandra (played by Vijayalaxmi), the daughter of his rich family friend. Raj
decides to write a letter to Chandra which she completely ignores. But
Chandra's younger sister Neelu (Nargis) acknowledges the letter and responds
to it in Chandra's name. After few letters Raj and Neelu fall in love, but
Raj is still unaware that it is Neelu who writes to him. Just then Raj is
diagnosed with tuberculosis, the same disease that killed his mother. Raj
decides to pretend that he never loved Neelu and also insists that she should
marry his physician friend, Dr. Kailash (Pran). He also flirts with Chandra
to make Neelu believe that he does not love her. Chandra decides to end the
suffering of her sister, who is sobbing for her love-loss. Upon learning the
truth, Neelu accepts Raj as he is. Miraculously, Raj also turns well and both
lead for a happy life.