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Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)

Circa British rule in India, Harnam betrays a freedom fighter, and as a result is rewarded, but the freedom fighter is killed, leaving his wife, and family devastated and destitute. Years ... See full summary »

Director:

Manoj Kumar

Writers:

Shashi Goswami (story) (as Smt. Shashi Goswami), Manoj Kumar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Bharat's Guru / Dada
Saira Banu ... Preeti
Manoj Kumar ... Bharat
Pran ... Harnam
Bharti Bharti ... Gopi
Nirupa Roy ... Kaushalya (Harnam's Wife)
Barbara Lindley Barbara Lindley ... Christina
Shammi ... Rita (Preeti's mom)
Leela Mishra ... Mrs Lalchand - Wife of man employed in Britain
Kamini Kaushal ... Ganga - Bharat's mom
Prem Chopra ... Omkar / OP
Madan Puri ... Mr. D P Sharma - Preeti's dad
Manmohan ... Mohan
Asit Kumar Sen ... Lalchand - Man employed in Britain (as Asit Sen)
Rajendra Nath ... Shankar
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Storyline

Circa British rule in India, Harnam betrays a freedom fighter, and as a result is rewarded, but the freedom fighter is killed, leaving his wife, and family devastated and destitute. Years later, the freedom fighter's son, Bharat, has grown up and goes to Britain to study. On his arrival in Britain, he is quite shocked to find that the Indian population settled there, shun India and Indians. He takes it upon himself to try and change their way of thinking, meets with Prithi, a Blondie of Indian origin, and both fall in love. Prithi accompanies him to India, and is appalled at the conditions that Bharat and his family in. Will this shock end their relationship? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Yo Gotti feat. T.I. song " King Sh!t" sampled the song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ". See more »

Crazy Credits

Part of the title 'Purab' (east) appears when the film opens with scenes in India, and the other part 'Aur Pachhim' (and west) appears when scenes in Britain are shown. See more »

Connections

Featured in Aloo Chaat (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Purva Suhani Aai Re
Written by Santosh Anand
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor, Manhar Udhas (as Manhar) & Chorus
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Bharat
4 April 2021 | by katyayan-12892See all my reviews

Review By Kamal K

Another masterpiece from Manoj Kumar sahab. Outstanding performance delivered by all actors. It is hard to pick a favourite here. Very rarely is a near perfect film made. P&P fits the bill. For the longest time, I was convinced about Saira ji being a real life NRI. The message is clear. The two worlds exist and each must appreciate the best of other. Kamini Kaushal ji and Nirupa Roy ji as the mothers, Dada Moni as the compassionate patriarch, Pran sahab as an atoning son, Madan Puri sahab as a pining soul, Prem Chopra sahab as desperate and lustful grandson, Bharathi ji and Vinod Khanna sahab as silent lovers have delivered convincing performances. Mahendra Kapoor sahab's and Mukesh sahab's songs are unforgettable. If one must know what acting is all about, watch Purab aur Paschim.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 June 1979 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

E o Amor Triunfou See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

V.I.P. Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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