Pardes (1997)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 11 mins

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'Pardes' is a thought-provoking and socially relevant tale that delves into the fundamental differences between eastern Indian culture and belief system versus the Western ideology adopted by countries like the United States of America. Kishorilal, a billionaire American NRI, deputes his nephew Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan) to choose an appropriate Indian bride for his American-Indian son Rajiv (Apoorva Agnihotri). Ganga (Mahima Choudhary), the beautiful daughter of Krishorilal’s old friend is chosen as the bride-to-be. However, when Ganga visits her fiance, Rajiv in America, she realizes the cultural differences that divide them but refuses to change her Indian values. Arjun, the catalyst, joins her struggle. He helps her return to India with purity of mind, but when the dark shadow of suspicion about the nature of their relationship arises, they are forced to stand up for themselves and listen to their hearts for once. How will this unique love story unfold?

Cast: Mahima Choudhary, Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Subhash Ghai (Director), Kabir Lal (Director of Photography), Nadeem Akhtar Saifi (Music Director), Shravan Rathod (Music Director), Vanraj Bhatia (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 08 Dec 1997 (India)

Tagline: American dreams, Indian soul.

Hindi Name: परदेस

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Did you know? Subhash Ghai changed Mahima Chaudhry's name from Ritu to Mahima because the letter M was lucky for his debuts. Read More
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as Kusum Ganga
as Arjun Saagar
as Dabboo
as Nitin
as Suraj Dev
as Kishorilal
as Manuchand
as Krishna Maa
as Amirchand
as Dadi Maa
as Kulwanti
as Narender
as Neeta
as Narmada
as Sharafat Ali
as Daksha
as Paul
as Sonali
as Bhagyshree
as Padma
as Singer in a boat
as Garibchand




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Music Label: Tips Music, Roc Nation Records
American dreams, Indian soul.
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Featured in: Taal (Hindi)
When Ganga throws the vase at Arjun, the door opens and closes between shots. Just as Arjun stands up, the door is open but when he ducks down the door is closed, and then the door goes back to open when he stands up again.
The film marks Mahima Chaudhry's screen debut.

The lead role of Ganga was written with Madhuri Dixit but she opted out of the film.

Subhash Ghai changed Mahima Chaudhry's name from Ritu to Mahima because the letter M was lucky for his debuts.