Des Pardes (1978 film)

Des Pardes (lit.'Home and Abroad') is a 1978 Hindi drama film, produced and directed by Dev Anand. This family drama stars Dev Anand and Tina Munim (in her debut film), with Ajit Khan, Pran, Amjad Khan, Shreeram Lagoo, Tom Alter, Bindu, Prem Chopra, A. K. Hangal, Sujit Kumar, Mehmood and Paintal in the supporting cast. For the first time, Dev Anand chose comparatively new music director Rajesh Roshan for this film, who did full justice to his selection as most of the songs became quite popular. The film received a Filmfare award for its sets and also received a nomination for best music director.

Des Pardes
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Directed byDev Anand
Written byDev Anand
Suraj Sanim
Produced byDev Anand
Amit Khanna
Navketan International Films
StarringDev Anand
Tina Munim
Ajit Khan
Amjad Khan
Prem Chopra
CinematographyFali Mistry
D. K. Prabhakar
Music byRajesh Roshan
Amit Khanna (lyrics)
Release date
  • 29 June 1978 (1978-06-29)

The message of this film is about the trend with some people, at the time, to earn money from foreign lands and that innocent ones being trapped and tormented by the illicit operators.


Samir Sahni is a farmer living with his mom, dad, wife, Rama, a young daughter, and his younger brother, Veer. Samir gets an offer to work in the U.K., and departs accordingly. He would like to settle there, and after doing so, would like his family to also join him. The years go by, and Samir keeps in touch with his family regularly. Then the Sahni family stop receiving any letters from him, and are anxious to know what has happened to him. Veer is asked to travel to U.K. to find out, and he does so. What he finds are tens of thousands of East Indians on fake passports, working for less than minimum wages, poor unhealthy conditions, fear of being deported, and paying half of their earnings to fellow East Indians who had got them here through the underground. Veer finds no sign of his brother, and sets out to investigate, only to find deceit, murder, and that his very own life in danger.




All the songs[1] are composed by Rajesh Roshan, with lyrics by Amit Khanna.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Nazrana Bheja Kisine Pyar Ka" Kishore Kumar 04:19
2 "Ye Des Pardes" Kishore Kumar 04:03
3 "Aap Kahen Aur Ham Na Aaye" Lata Mangeshkar 05:38
4 "Jaisa Des Waisa Bhes" Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar 04:47
5 "Nazar Lage Naa Saathiyon" Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar, Vijay Benedict, Manhar Udhas 04:29
6 "Tu Pee Aur Jee" Kishore Kumar 06:20


  1. ^ "Des Pardes : Lyrics and video of Songs from the Movie Des Pardes (1978)". HindiGeetMala.

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