Pardesi

K.A. Abbas (Director, Producer, Screenplay)
1957
Hindi/ Russian
110 mins
  • Awards

    • 1958 Cannes Film Festival - Golden Palm - Nomination
    • 1958 Filmfare Best Art Direction Award - M.R. Acharekar

    Cast & Credits

    A Khwaja Ahmad Abbas . Vasili Pronin Film Presents "Pardesi "
    A Film By Khwaja Ahmad Abbas . Vasili Pronin
    Starring Oleg Strizhenov . Nargis Dutt Padmini . Balraj Sahni
    Directed
    By
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas . Vasili Pronin
    Story
    By
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
    Produced
    By
    Naya Sansar . Mosfilm Studio
    Written
    By
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas . Mariya Smirnova
    Music
    By
    Anil Biswas . Boris Chaikovsky . Ali Sardar Jafri (Lyrics) . Prem Dhawan (Lyrics)

    Pardesi is a 1957 Indian-Soviet popular film. It was made in two version, Hindi and Russian, and is based on the travelogues of Russian traveller called A Journey Beyond the Three Seas, which is now considered a Russian literary magnum opus.

    Made during the high time of Indo-Russian amity, Pardesi, is an Indo-Soviet film co-production, between state-owned, Mosfilm Studio and Khwaja Ahmad Abbas's, Naya Sansar International.

    Film has music by Anil Biswas, who has given memorable hits like, Rasiya Re Man Basiya Re by Meena KapoorNa Dir Dim by Lata Mangeshkar and danced to by Padmini.

    The film tells the story of Afanasy Nikitin (Oleg Strizhenov), a 15th century, Russian trader who travelled to India (1466-1472), and fell in love with an Indian girl Champa (Nargis).

    The film tells the story of Afanasy Nikitin (Oleg Strizhenov), a 15th century, Russian trader who travelled to India (1466-1472), and falls in love with an Indian girl Champa (Nargis Dutt).