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Pardesi Babu is a 1998 Indian Hindi comedy drama film directed by Manoj Agrawal, starring Govinda, Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty.

Pardesi Babu
Directed byManoj Agrawal
Produced byKulbhushan Gupta
Written byAadesh K. Arjun (dialogues)
Story bySatish Jain
Raveena Tandon
Shilpa Shetty
Music byAnand Raj Anand
CinematographyRajan Kinagi
Edited byR. Rajendran
Distributed byK. B. Pictures
Release date
13 November 1998


Plot summaryEdit

Raju Pardesi (Govinda) is a fairly poor guy who wants to marry a rich guy's daughter, Chinii (Shilpa Shetty). However, the rich father is not impressed and demands that Pardesi must earn 1,00,00,000 rupees within a year, and only then will he let him marry his daughter.

A chance encounter ends up with the overly honest main character accidentally picking up the wrong suitcase on his way home, and suddenly he is blessed with 10,00,000 rupees. His honesty makes him go to the police station to hand it in, but there he is faced by dishonest policemen who only want to take the money for themselves.

He and his friend, Happy Singh, (Satish Kaushik) start to think about how they could make 10 million rupees from just 1 million. They enlist a scientist, Oldton (Virendra Saxena), who has a secret recipe for tea.. and start to sell their own brand of tea.

After the first week, however, they have only sold two packets because their tea is too expensive. Happy Singh suggests that they start their own tea company and leases a house, a large field of tea, and some workers.. on the main character's behalf.

The rest of the story revolves around the activities of the main character, Happy Singh, the workers and the house maid known as "Ms. Break-All".

Main castEdit


The music of all the tracks of Pardesi Babu were composed by Anand Raj Anand. Tracks like "It Happens Only In India", "Jave Sajna Main Nahin Karna" and "Kuch Khona Hai Kuch Pana Hai" gained a lot of popularity, although all tracks of the movie were popular. Mohammad Ali Ikram of Planet Bollywood quoted about the album-"Give Pardesi Babu a few listenings; it is an album which, as promised, comes Straight from the Heart."[1]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Kuch Khona Hai Kuch Pana Hai" Udit Narayan
2 "Kya Hai Pyar Bataao Naa" Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy
3 "It Happens Only In India" Anand Raj Anand
4 "Hai Nazul Nazuk Halki Phulk" Anand Raj Anand, Alka Yagnik, Aditya Narayan
5 "Jave Sajna Main Nahin Karna Tera Aitbaar" Udit Narayan, Altaf Raja, Priti Uttam Singh, Ramkishan, Jeetendra, Poonam Bhatia, Bhavdeep Jaipurwale
6 "Pada Jeena Tere Bin Meri Jaany" Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Seema Anil Sehgal


  1. ^ "Planet Bollywood: Music Review: Pardesi Babu". Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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