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Parwana (1971)

Kumar Sen is an artist of eminence, a talented painter, and a renowned sculptor; and like the majority of his clan, he has a sensitive introvert. But no artist can achieve any degree of ... See full summary »

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Jyoti Swaroop

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Agha Jani Kashmiri (dialogue), Agha Jani Kashmiri (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Navin Nischol ... Rajeshwar Singh
Amitabh Bachchan ... Kumar Sen
Yogeeta Bali ... Asha Varma / Nirmala
Om Prakash ... Ashok Varma
Shatrughan Sinha ... Public Prosecuter (Guest Appearance)
Helen ... Cabaret Dancer
Laxmi Chhaya Laxmi Chhaya ... Kamla Singh
Lalita Pawar ... Sarita Singh
Asit Kumar Sen Asit Kumar Sen ... Mr. Ghosh (as Asit Sen)
Abhi Bhattacharya
Ranjita Thakur Ranjita Thakur
Anwar Ali Anwar Ali
Haroon Haroon
Vikram Gokhale
Ram Mohan
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Storyline

Kumar Sen is an artist of eminence, a talented painter, and a renowned sculptor; and like the majority of his clan, he has a sensitive introvert. But no artist can achieve any degree of brilliance in his work. Miss Asha Varma is the only niece of a retired, jovial old pensioner, Ashok Varma, and she is truly the light of Kumar's life. One stormy night, Kumar tries to hold Ashok Varma to his unsaid promise of giving him asha's hand in marriage. But the interview ends in unpleasantness for both of them, as angrily the old man ordered Kumar never to darken his doorstep again. Soon after Ashok Varma is strangled to death. Asha's beau Rajesh is arrested for Ashok's murder. The whole drama unfolds in court and truth prevails, who really murdered Ashok Varma and whether Rajesh is innocent or guilty. Written by Anonymous

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A murder plan that forced Indian railways to change their train times!

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Romance | Thriller

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 July 1971 (India) See more »

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Ambika Chitra See more »
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Color | Color (Eastmancolor)
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This is the first movie in which future superstar Amitabh Bachchan played a villain. He did not play another until 31 years later in Aankhen (2002). See more »

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Referenced in Johnny Gaddaar (2007) See more »

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Piya Ki Gali
Music by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Kaifi Azmi
Performed by Asha Bhosle & Parveen Sultana
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A gripping plot and a great performance by Amitabh
21 June 2010 | by sam_thomus123See all my reviews

Ever wondered why SRK did all those anti-hero roles at the beginning of his career? The answer is 'Parwana' - a 1971 thriller of Amitabh's initial days. Playing a rejected lover, he almost lived the character on screen. Veteran Om Prakash had predicted that a star was in making. He could not have been more right. The story-telling is narrative, which does not leave much scope for suspense; however, the plot is really riveting. It is said that it forced the Indian Railways to change their timing. The film has the song, 'Yun na sharma...' sung by the two greatest singers of Hindi film music - Kishore Kumar and Mohammed Rafi.


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