MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,318 this week

Pardes (1997)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 6,461 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 6 critic

This film takes a serious look at the lives of Westernized Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in North America. Whereas Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was about NRIs with Indian hearts, Pardes is ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 21 Dec 2010
 
a list of 41 titles
created 13 Oct 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 13 Oct 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 24 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Pardes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pardes (1997)

Pardes (1997) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pardes.
3 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Om Shanti Om (2007)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Director: Farah Khan
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal
Comedy | Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of four lovers: Rahul, Ajay, Pooja, and Nisha. This Yash Chopra fantasy explores romance as the days go on, and who live in a really nice dream house while their dreams come true.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor
Josh (2000)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Shah Rukh Khan and Sharad Kapoor are the leaders of the two rival gangs. Aishwarya Rai is Shah Rukh Khan's twin sister. Shah Rukh is in love with Priya Gill. Chandrachur Singh is Sharad ... See full summary »

Director: Mansoor Khan
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chandrachur Singh
Musical | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Holding a degree in engineering; Raj Mathur alias Raju finds that his talent is wasted in the village so he decides to re-locate to Bombay. In Bombay he faces challenges in finding the ... See full summary »

Director: Aziz Mirza
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Amrita Singh, Juhi Chawla
Koyla (1997)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mute Shankar slogs day and night to satisfy the lust of wealthy businessman Raja Saab who has underworld contact. Raja Saab would like to marry the young and street-wise, Gauri, however ... See full summary »

Director: Rakesh Roshan
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Amrish Puri
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Life of a very serious girl Naina, changes on the arrival of her new neighbour, Aman, who teaches her a new way to live.

Directors: Nikhil Advani, Ron Reid Jr.
Stars: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan
Yes Boss (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

There are lots of poor people in India who want to get rich soon. A woman named Seema is one of them. She is very beautiful and has an admirer by the name of Sidharth. This man is very rich... See full summary »

Director: Aziz Mirza
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Juhi Chawla
Chalte Chalte (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Raj and Priya come from two different strata of society. While Raj owns a small-time transport business and belongs to the economically middle class section of society, Priya belongs to the... See full summary »

Director: Aziz Mirza
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Jas Arora
Mohabbatein (2000)
Musical | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In India, open romance is forbidden, as is showing affection in public. A college principal named Narayan is a strong believer in this, aware that a male student named Vicky is in love with... See full summary »

Director: Aditya Chopra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Uday Chopra
Maya (1993)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A frustrated housewife whose marriage to an average man does not meet her expectations enters into an affair with a younger man. Of course, there are no easy escapes from reality.

Director: Ketan Mehta
Stars: Deepa Sahi, Farooq Shaikh, Raj Babbar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Dushyant and Jaya are childhood friends. In spite of his family's poverty, Dushyant has one great ambition in life: to become a successful singer. Jaya encourages him all she can and helps ... See full summary »

Director: Birendra Nath Tiwari
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Raveena Tandon, Navneet Nishan
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Laila, brought up in a brothel, is a cabaret dancer in Digvijay Singh's five star hotel. On day her dying mother informs her that Laila is her adopted child. Laila is aided by Karan in her ... See full summary »

Director: Hema Malini
Stars: Jeetendra, Mithun Chakraborty, Dimple Kapadia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Arjun Saagar
...
Kishorilal
Mahima Chaudhry ...
Kusum Ganga (as Mahima Chaudhary)
Apoorva Agnihotri ...
Rajiv (as Apurva Agnihotri)
Alok Nath ...
Suraj Dev (Ganga's father)
Himani Shivpuri ...
Kulwanti
Padmavati Rao ...
Narmada
Madhuri Bhatia ...
Neeta
Dina Pathak ...
Dadi Maa
Benu Kalsi ...
Krishna Maa
Smita Jaykar ...
Pavan Malhotra ...
Sharafat Ali (as Pawan Malhotra)
Rakesh Thareja ...
Paul
Ajay Nagrath ...
Dabboo
Aditya Narayan ...
Potla
Edit

Storyline

This film takes a serious look at the lives of Westernized Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in North America. Whereas Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was about NRIs with Indian hearts, Pardes is about Westernized NRIs.) and hence the meaning of the title - "foreign land". Kishorilal is a successful businessman settled in America but still emotionally attached to his motherland - India. So the pardesi comes to India with his "American" son Rajiv to find a suitable '"Indian" girl for him. Kishorilal hopes his soon-to-be bahu will instill some Indian values in his extremely westernized beta. He finds his bahu in Kusum Ganga (a pet Subhash Ghai name just as Chandni was Yash Chopra's favorite for a long time) in the house of his childhood friend Suraj Dev. Mahima Chaudhary makes her debut as Ganga. To finalize the marriage he sends his son along with his foster son Arjun to India. Arjun plays Cupid and returns to America with Kusum and Rajiv. Arjun comes into the movie to get the American-boy to ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | kabbadi | bridge | train | singing | See All (24) »

Taglines:

American Dreams... Indian Soul


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 December 1997 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Idegen földön  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Subhash Ghai decided on putting Mahima Chaudhry in this movie, he changed her name from Ritu to Mahima cause the letter 'M" was lucky for a Subhash Ghai debut (Meenakshi Sheshadri, Manisha Koirala, and Madhuri Dixit). See more »

Goofs

When Ganga is throwing the vase at Arjun the door opens and closes between shots. When Arjun is standing 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. See more »

Quotes

Friend: [Arjun is frantically playing the piano] You love Ganga
Arjun Saagar: No, I don't love Ganga
Arjun Saagar: Yes you do
Arjun Saagar: I don't!
Friend: You do!
Arjun Saagar: I don't!
Friend: You don't?
Arjun Saagar: I do!
See more »

Connections

References The Glimmer Man (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Music
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Nadeem Saifi and Shravan Rathod
Performed by Sapna Awasthi
Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Brilliant Film!
29 January 2001 | by (Bradford,England) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film, Sharukh Khan gives an astounding performance as Arjun, Mahima Choudhary puts a lot of effort in to her character as the chemistry between Mahima and Sharukh shows throughout the film. This is a different film from the others as it concentrates on the differences between countries. The songs in the film are also meaningful and romantic. Overall, this film is one of my favourite films.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where is the blu-ray? b-allerb
Discuss Pardes (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?