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Chann Pardesee (1980)

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In a small town in the state of Punjab, India, lives a honest farm worker, Harnek Singh alias Nek, who works hard for his employer, Jagirdar Joginder Singh. Nek is in love with village ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laali - Kammo's son
Rama Vij ...
Nek Chand
Joginder Singh
Rajni Sharma ...
Sushma Seth ...
Jassi - Joginder Singh's wife
Sunita Dhir ...
Channi - Joginder Singh's daughter
Joga Singh Cheema
Mohan Baggan
Baldev Gill
Mahendra Singh Mastana
Ravi Bhushan
Waryam Mast
Jagjeet Sareen


In a small town in the state of Punjab, India, lives a honest farm worker, Harnek Singh alias Nek, who works hard for his employer, Jagirdar Joginder Singh. Nek is in love with village belle, Kammo, and hopes to marry her after he accumulates enough wealth and some land. One day the Jagirdar asks his assistant, Tulsi, to send Nek out of town for about 20-25 days. When Nek returns home, Joginder is pleased with him and allocates 6 acres of land so that he can be independent, and marry Kammo. A delighted Nek marries Kammo and they settle down to a harmonious married lifestyle. Soon Kammo becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son, Raju. It is then that their world is turned upside down when Nek finds out that the child is not his but that of Joginder, who had raped Kammo in his absence. Angered he kills a man named Kanhaiya, is arrested, tried in Court, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Nek breaks off all ties with Kammo, suspecting her of infidelity. Years later, Raju has grown up ... Written by rAjOo (

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Sindoor Ki Keemat  »

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Performed by Kulwant Kaur, Sukhwinder Kaur
Composed by Rajpal Singh
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The only Punjabi Film to ever win the "National Award".
19 March 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

"Chann Pardesi" is a masterpiece of Punjabi Cinema. The most acclaimed Punjabi Film. Theonly Punjabi Film to ever win the "National Award". Studded with a mega Star Cast, presented to you by DEI in a pristine print. It is a story of "Love, Betrayal, Truth , Happiness, Revenge & Sorrow" Nek(Kulbhushan Kharbanda) a happy go lucky farmer who works hard for his dream of marrying Kammo (Rama Vij). Nek's dream is shattered when he learns that his new born son is not his but that of Jagirdar (Amrish Puri). The story revolves around the intense emotions of now grown up Lali (Raj Babbar), his mother and Nek. Revenge rages in the heart & soul of Nek.Will Nek revenge the rape of his wife? Will Lali learn the truth of who his real father is? For all the answers to these questions, watch the Mega Blockbuster " Chann Pardesi"

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