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
American Dreams... Indian Soul
Did You Know?
Subhash Ghai recently revealed in an interview that after casting Shahrukh Khan, his production team had thought of casting Madhuri Dixit as Ganga and Salman Khan as Rajiv. However, Ghai felt that the role of Ganga demanded a new and innocent face, and audiences would not want to see Salman Khan in a negative role, so he opted for newcomers instead. See more
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
[after learning of Rajeev's ex-girlfriend
Everything that happened was wrong, everything! And you're the one responsible!
Yes, you! Aren't you the one who told me Rajeev is like this, Rajeev is like that.
[reveals intimate pictures of Rajeev and Kelly
THIS is what Rajeev is like!
Now, Ganaga, you'll have to learn to adjust to these small matters...
A smalll matter? This is a small matter? A small matter? THIS is what you call small! Look, I don't want wan't to live is some palace made of ...
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Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by Nadeem Saifi
and Shravan Rathod
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
, Sonu Nigam
and Hema Sardesai
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