Directed bySubhash Ghai
Produced bySubhash Ghai
Written by
  • Neeraj Pathak
Music byNadeem-Shravan
CinematographyKabir Lal
Edited byRenu Saluja
Distributed byMukta Arts
  • 8 August 1997
191 mins
Budget₹10 crore[1]
Box office₹34.83 crore[1]

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Pardes (transl. foreign land) is a 1997 IndianHindi-language musical drama film directed, produced, and co-written by Subhash Ghai. Distributed by Mukta Arts, it stars Shah Rukh Khan, newcomers Mahima Chaudhry and Apurva Agnihotri, Alok Nath, and Amrish Puri in leading roles. The film was theatrically released in India on 8 August 1997. It received generally positive reviews, with praise for Khan, Chaudhry, and Agnihotri's performances. Pardes grossed over 490 million (US$6.9 million) worldwide, emerging as a commercial success, and was the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1997, behind Dil To Pagal Hai (also starring Khan), Border, and Ishq.

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The film received a leading 12 nominations at the 43rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Ghai, and Best Actress for Chaudhry. It won three awards: Best Female Debut for Chaudhry, Best Screenplay for Ghai, and Best Female Playback Singer for Yagnik.

The movie was remade in Telugu as Pelli Kanuka (1998) starring Jagapati Babu, Lakshmi & Banumathi Ramakrishna


A rich NRI businessman, Kishorilal, is looking for an Indian bride who will also be a good influence on his wayward westernised son, Rajiv. On a visit to India, he is impressed with his friend's daughter, Ganga, in whom he sees all the qualities that he hopes to instil in his son.

He decides to orchestrate their match - he first sends his foster son, Arjun, to 'prepare' Ganga's family, and then sends his son Rajiv to India a week later. Despite initial setbacks owing to their cultural differences, Rajiv and Ganga approve of each other. They are engaged in the village and Ganga flies to the US with Rajiv to get accustomed to American life.

Everything changes almost immediately for Ganga as soon as she lands in the US. She learns that the rest of Kishorilal's family is not so keen on the match, many openly expressing their disapproval of Ganga. She also realizes that Rajiv is not the same person in the US as the one who visited her house in India. Among other things, she discovers his excesses, temper, and secrets of his past affairs. Arjun is the only person she can confide in, though she partly blames him for her situation (having presented an idealized picture of Rajiv before her engagement).

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To stop any growing closeness between Arjun and Ganga, Kishorilal is urged by his family to relocate him. He also arranges for Rajiv and Ganga to take a trip together to Las Vegas. Things come to a head, however, when a drunk Rajiv insists Ganga have sex with him in their hotel in Vegas. When she refuses (wanting to wait for marriage), Rajiv tries to assault her. Ganga injures him and manages to escape, before being tracked down by Arjun. She calls off the engagement and has Arjun escort her back to India.

Meanwhile, unaware of the incident at the Vegas hotel, everyone concludes that Arjun and Ganga are in love and have eloped. This is partially true since Arjun and Ganga are really in love, though Arjun will not confess out of respect for Kishorilal and deference to Ganga's engagement with Rajiv. Finally, he is made to accept when Kishorilal arrives in India and demands an explanation. Ganga shows everyone the marks inflicted on her shoulder by Rajiv in Vegas, leading Kishorilal to slap his son. Abandoning any hope of correcting him, he orders him to return to the US. He then announces that Ganga will also return to the US, though this time as Arjun's bride.

A credits montage shows Arjun and Ganga living a happy married life in the US.

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  • Shah Rukh Khan as Arjun Sagar, Kishorilal's foster son who is also a talented singer.
  • Mahima Chaudhry as Kusum Ganga/Ganga Arjun Sagar, a.k.a.Ganga Rajiv's fiancee to be who falls in love with Arjun,Arjun's wife.
  • Amrish Puri as Kishorilal a wealthy businessman who lives in America.
  • Apurva Agnihotri as Rajiv, Kishorilal's son and Arjun's foster brother.
  • Alok Nath as Suraj Dev, Ganga's father
  • Padmavati Rao as Narmada, wife of Suraj Dev
  • Dina Pathak as Suraj's mother
  • Himani Shivpuri as Kulwanti
  • Madhuri Bhatia as Neeta, Rajiv's aunt who despises Ganga.
  • Smita Jaykar as Paddy
  • Pawan Malhotra as Sharafat Ali
  • Prachi Save as Daksha
  • Aditya Narayan as Potla (Ganga's little brother)
  • Ajay Nagrath as Daboo (Ganga's little brother)
  • Samta Sagar as Sonali
  • Subhash Ghai as Singer on the boat (special appearance)
  • Remo D'Souza as Arjun's Friend (Meri Mehbooba Song)
  • Rakesh Thareja as Paul (Rajiv's friend)
  • Ruhshad Nariman Daruwalla (Potla's friend)
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Soundtrack album
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The soundtrack was composed by Nadeem-Shravan and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. Music directors Nadeem-Shravan received a Filmfare nomination for the album and won a Star Screen Award for Best Music Director.


Ghai wanted A. R. Rahman to compose the music of this film, but he was too expensive and didn't fit the budget of the film.[2] However, they collaborated on Ghai's next, Taal.

Track list

1'Nahin Hona Tha'Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Hema Sardesai, Sabri Bros.
2'Meri Mehbooba'Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
3'Yeh Dil Deewana'Sonu Nigam, Vocals by Hema Sardesai, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani
4'I Love My India'Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Aditya Narayan & Shankar Mahadevan
5'My First Day in USA'Hema Sardesai
6'Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain'Kumar Sanu
7'Jahan Piya Wahan Main'K. S. Chithra
8'I Love My India' (Part 2)Kavita Krishnamurthy
9'Title Music'Sapna Awasthi, Shankar Mahadevan


Planet Bollywood started their review by saying, 'The music of Pardes is one of Nadeem-Shravan's best ever.'[citation needed]

Box office[edit]

Pardes grossed ₹34.83 crore in India and $1.7 million (₹6.12 crore) overseas, for a worldwide total of ₹40.95 crore ($11.4 million), against its ₹10 crore budget. It had a worldwide opening weekend of ₹3.4 crore, and grossed ₹6.19 crore in its first week.[1] It is the 4th-highest-grossing film of 1997 worldwide.[3]


It opened on Friday, August 8, 1997, across 210 screens, and earned ₹61 lakh nett on its opening day. It grossed ₹2 crore nett in its opening weekend, and had a first week of ₹3.64 crore nett. The film earned a total of ₹22.83 crore nett, and was declared 'Super Hit' by Box Office India.[1] It is the 4th highest-grossing film of 1997 in India.[4]


It earned $1.7 million (₹6.12 crore in 1997) outside India.[1] Overseas, it is the 2nd highest-grossing film of 1997 after Dil To Pagal Hai, which grossed $3.3 million (₹12.04 crore in 1997).[5]

Pardes worldwide collections breakdown
TerritoryTerritory wise Collections break-up
IndiaNett income:
₹31.83 crore
Entertainment tax:
₹12 crore
Total gross:
₹43.83 crore
(outside India)
$1.7 million (₹6.12 crore in 1997)
Worldwide₹49.95 crore ($11.4 million)[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Pardes received mixed reviews from critics. Praise was given to the music, however aspects of the script were criticised.[6][7][8]

India Today cites it as one of the first major Bollywood pictures to succeed in the United States.[9]

In their book, New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US, Gita Rajan and Shailja Sharma view the film as a dichotomous depiction of the good NRI versus bad NRI, with Khan depicting the good immigrant, who assists the rowdy Indian American playboy Rajiv (Apurva Agnihotri), the bad. Khan's character of Arjun is perceived as a metaphor for cosmopolitanism or Indian cultural nationalism in the wider sense, in direct contrast to Rajiv who represents wealthy Westernization and all its negative vices and connotations.[10]


  1. ^ abcdef'Pardes'. Box Office India. Archived from the original on 7 August 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^https://bollyworm.com/features/21-years-of-pardes-when-the-music-triumphed-over-the-films-story/
  3. ^'Top Worldwide Grossers 1997'. Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^'Top India Total Nett Gross 1997'. Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^'Top Overseas Gross 1997'. Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  6. ^'Planet Bollywood: Film Review: Pardes'. planetbollywood.com. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011.
  7. ^'Pardes'. ApunKaChoice. Archived from the original on 26 March 2013.
  8. ^Maheshwari, Laya (25 September 2017). 'How Bollywood Stereotypes the West'. BBC. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  9. ^'Pardes (1997)'. India Today. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  10. ^Sharma & Rajan 2006, p. 126.
  • Sharma, Edited by Gita Rajan and Shailja; Rajan, Gita (2006). New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US. Stanford University Press. ISBN978-0-8047-6784-2.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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