Songs of Des Pardes

Dev Anand, Pran and Tina Munim starred movie ‘Des Pardes‘ is a family drama movie which was directed by Dev Anand. The movie was released in 1978 under the banner of Navketan International Films. Other starcast included Tom Alter, Ajit, Bindu, Prem Chopra, Gajanan Jagirdar, A.K. Hangal, Bharat Kapoor, Amjad Khan, Sujit Kumar, Shreeram Lagoo, Indrani Mukherjee, Sharat Saxena etc in significant roles. The movie was produced by Dev Anand and Amit Khanna whereas the movie was written by Dev Anand and Suraj Sanim. The music of the movie was given by Rajesh Roshan and the list of playback singers included Vijay Benedict, Amit Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Manhar Udhas. Hit songs of the movie are listed below:

1. Yeh Des Pardes
2. Nazrana
3. Tu Pee Aur Jee
4. Aap Kahen
5. Jaisa Des Vaisa Bhes

Movie starts with Samir Sahni (Pran) who lives a poor lifestyle alongwith his father (Gajanan Jagirdar), mother, a younger brother named Veer Sahni (Dev Anand), wife named Rama Sahni (*Indrani Mukherjee) and at last but not the least, his daughter. He is a farmer and works hard on their fields. Later one day he gets an offer to work in the U.K where he can earn much more than in his farming. He quickly agrees with this job and also tells about this to his family. His parents get worried about him but later he convinces his parents and soon leaves accordingly. He would like to settle there, and after doing so, would like his family to also join him.

Years go by and Samir keeps in touch with his family regularly through radio messages. But the family comes to a shock when they stop getting his letters and are anxious to know what has happened to him. Then Veer is asked to travel to the foreign country to locate his brother. Soon he also leaves for this task but is shocked to know that tens of thousands of East Indians on fake passports. They are working for less than minimum wages, poor unhealthy conditions, fear of being deported, and paying half of their earnings to fellow East Indians who had got them here through the underground. There he is not able to locate his brother.


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