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Caravan (1971)

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Sunita is a young woman who ends up married to the wrong man, Rajan. Thinking that he has conspired with his girlfriend, Monica to murder her, she runs away to find an old friend of her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asha Parekh ...
Sunita / Soni
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Mohan
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Nisha
Mehmood Jr. ...
Monto
Helen ...
Monica
Ravindra Kapoor ...
Rajan (as Ravinder Kapoor)
Kishan Mehta ...
Johny (as Krishen Mehta)
Madan Puri ...
Mithalal Tota
Sanjana ...
Tara
Manorama ...
Mrs. Tota
Anwar Ali ...
Bhola
Murad ...
Mohandas
Shyam ...
(as Sham)
Bihari ...
(as Behari)
Dulari ...
Mohan's mom (as Dulari Bai)
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Sunita is a young woman who ends up married to the wrong man, Rajan. Thinking that he has conspired with his girlfriend, Monica to murder her, she runs away to find an old friend of her father's in Bangalore who may be able to help. Having no money, the only way she can get there is to join a traveling caravan. The crew of the caravan is Mohan, Mohan's sidekick Johnny, and Mohan's younger brother Monto. Along the way, the caravan crosses paths with a group of gypsies that includes some causal young men. Sunita soon falls in love with Mohan but Nisha is attracted to Mohan and this puts Sunita in danger again to make matters worse Rajan has conducted a manhunt to find Sunita either by hook or by crook. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Singer Asha Bhonsle has often cited 'Daiya yeh main kahan aa phanssi', composed by Rahul Dev Burman as the most difficult number she has sung in her career. See more »

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Referenced in Gippi (2013) See more »

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Piya Tu Ab To Aaja
Sung by Asha Bhosle & Rahul Dev Burman
Music composed by Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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A formulaic yarn

Caravan is one of Nasir Hussain's biggest and better known box office hits that boosted the careers of Asha Parekh and Jeetendra. It is also regarded as a mini-classic by certain critics.

Asha plays a rich girl who goes mad after her father kills himself by jumping from a window. A greedy baddie exploits her vulnerability by forcing her to marry him so he can get all her riches. Once it dawns on Asha what has happened, she escapes into a forest and hides from her evil husband. She encounters Jeetendra and his sidekick who both live in a caravan. And from there on follows a contrived adventure.

Asha gives a good performance as the confused girl. Jeetendra is..., well, his usual annoying self. The songs are the best particularly 'Ab Jo Mile Hain' and 'Kitna Pyara Wadha...'.

Caravan is an entertaining yarn but it's not a full classic. The story often seems contrived and the script is occasionally amateurish. But it is much better than Nasir Hussain's other movies such as Yaadon Ki Baaraat and Hum Kisise Kum Nahin. And in comparison to its remake in 2000, "Mela", Caravan is streets ahead.


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