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Journey Beyond Three Seas

Journey Beyond Three Seas (Hindi: Pardesi; Russian: Хождение за три моря (Khozhdenie za tri morya)) is a 1957 Indian-Soviet film, jointly directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and Vasili Pronin.[1] It was made in two version, Hindi and Russian, and is based on the travelogues of Russian traveller Afanasy Nikitin, called A Journey Beyond the Three Seas, which is now considered a Russian literary monument.

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Romanian poster
Directed byKhwaja Ahmad Abbas
Vasili Pronin
Produced byNaya Sansar
Mosfilm Studio
Written byKhwaja Ahmad Abbas
Mariya Smirnova
StarringOleg Strizhenov
Nargis Dutt
Prithviraj Kapoor
Balraj Sahni
Bharat Bhushan
Manmohan Krishna
Music byAnil Biswas
Boris Chaikovsky
Ali Sardar Jafri
Prem Dhawan
Release date
Running time
110 min.
Soviet Union

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

The film has music by Anil Biswas, and it had some memorable hits such as Rasiya Re Man Basiya Re, by Meena Kapoor, Na Dir Dim, by Lata Mangeshkar and was danced to by Padmini.[2]



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).



  1. "Rasiyaa Re Man Basiyaa Re" - Meena Kapoor
  2. "Na Dir Dhin Tana Dere Na, Na Ja Na Ja Balam" - Lata Mangeshkar
  3. "Phir Milenge Jane Wale Yar Dusvidaniya" - Manna Dey
  4. "So Ja Re Lalna So Ja Re Lalna" - Meena Kapoor
  5. "Rim Jhim Rim Jhim Barse Pani Re" - Meena Kapoor, Manna Dey
  6. "Jai Jai Ramkrishna Hari, Tujh Me Ram Mujh Me Ram" - Manna Dey
  7. "Arre Zara Suno Lagakar Dhyan" (2) - Manna Dey
  8. "Arre Zara Suno Lagakar Dhyan, Yaha Jan Me Log Mahan" - Manna Dey



  1. ^ Pardesi fourth Ind-Soviet co-production The Kaleidoscope of Indian Cinema, by Hameeduddin Mahmood, Affiliated East-West Press, 1974. page 17, 84.
  2. ^ Na dir dim on YouTube
  3. ^ Pardesi (1957 film)
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Journey Beyond Three Seas". Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  5. ^ -Awards Internet Movie Database.

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