Pardesi (transl. Foreigner) (Hindi: Pardesi; Russian: Хождение за три моря (Khozhdenie za tri morya), 'Journey Beyond Three Seas') is a 1957 film jointly directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and Vasili Pronin. It was made in two versions, 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.
|Directed by||Khwaja Ahmad Abbas|
|Written by||Khwaja Ahmad Abbas|
|Produced by||Naya Sansar|
V. V. Nikolaev
E. N. Andrikanis
|Music by||Anil Biswas
Made during the high time of Indo-Russian amity, Pardesi is an Indo-Soviet 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. The film was in SovColor, though no colour print of the Hindi version is known to survive in India. Only a black and white copy of the Hindi film survives.
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).
- Oleg Strizhenov as Afanasy Nikitin
- Nargis as Champa
- Padmini as Laxmi
- Prithviraj Kapoor as Mahmood Gawan
- Balraj Sahni as Sakharam
- David as Asad Khan
- Achala Sachdev as Champa's Mother
- Manmohan Krishna as Champa's Father
- Paidi Jairaj as Hassan Beg Khurasani
- Rashid Khan as Scribe
- Stepan Kayukov as Yevsey Ivanovich
- "Rasiyaa Re Man Basiyaa Re" – Meena Kapoor
- "Na Dir Dhin Tana Dere Na, Na Ja Na Ja Balam" – Lata Mangeshkar
- "Phir Milenge Jane Wale Yar Dusvidaniya" – Manna Dey
- "So Ja Re Lalna So Ja Re Lalna" – Meena Kapoor
- "Rim Jhim Rim Jhim Barse Pani Re" – Meena Kapoor, Manna Dey
- "Jai Jai Ramkrishna Hari, Tujh Me Ram Mujh Me Ram" – Manna Dey
- "Arre Zara Suno Lagakar Dhyan" (2) – Manna Dey
- "Arre Zara Suno Lagakar Dhyan, Yaha Jan Me Log Mahan" – Manna Dey
- 1958 Cannes Film Festival – Golden Palm – Nomination
- 1958 Filmfare Best Art Direction Award – M.R. Acharekar
- ^ Mahmood, Hameeduddin (1974). "Pardesi fourth Ind-Soviet co-production". The Kaleidoscope of Indian Cinema. Affiliated East-West Press. pp. 17, 84.
- ^ Thompson, Howard (11 April 1960). "Screen: Adventure Story:' Journey Beyond Three Seas' at the Cameo". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
- ^ Na dir dim on YouTube
- ^ "Festival de Cannes: Journey Beyond Three Seas". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
- ^ -Awards Internet Movie Database.