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 daughter in law will instill some Indian values in his extremely westernized son. He finds his daughter in law 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 ...
American Dreams... Indian Soul
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Subhash Ghai hated Shah Rukh before the making of Pardes Ghai had shaken hands with Shah Rukh in 1991 and told people that of Khan was a dog. If Shah Rukh ever became famous he would destroy everyone with his success and bad attitude. When Ghai met Khan again at the party of Kabhi Haan Kahbi Naa, he saw a more human side to Shah Rukh. Khan was taking care of Gauri and her parents. This would trigger of the idea of casting Shah Rukh in Trimurti. 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 Sapna Awasthi
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