On This Day- Neecha Nagar had released in 1946 at the Cannes Film Festival
On This Day- Neecha Nagar had released in 1946 at the Cannes Film Festival and had reportedly won the festival’s highest honour, the Palme d’Or prize. It was directed by Chetan Anand, written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas & Hayatullah Ansari, and produced by Rashid Anwar.
It starred Chetan Anand’s wife, Uma Anand, with Rafiq Ahmed, Kamini Kaushal, Rafi Peer, Hamid Butt, and Zohra Sehgal. Neecha Nagar was a Hindi film adaptation in an Indian setting of Maxim Gorky’s play The Lower Depths.
Neecha Nagar became the first Indian film to gain recognition at the Cannes Film Festival after it shared the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film (Best Film) award at the first Cannes Film Festival in 1946 with eleven of the eighteen entered feature f