Caravan (1971 film)

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Caravan
Caravan 1971.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Nasir Hussain
Produced by Tahir Hussain
Written by Sachin Bhowmick
Starring Jeetendra
Asha Parekh
Aruna Irani
Helen
Music by R.D. Burman
Cinematography Munir Khan
Edited by Babu Lavande
Gurudutt Shirali
Distributed by Sky Entertainment (DVD since 2002)
Release dates
  • 1971 (1971)
Running time 161 min
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office INR 3,60,00,000 [1]

Caravan is a 1971 Bollywood film produced under Nasir Hussain Films banner, directed by Nasir Hussain and produced by his brother Tahir Hussain. The film stars Jeetendra and the Nasir Husain fixture- Asha Parekh in lead roles. It also has Aruna Irani, Helen and Madan Puri. Two more Hussain fixtures were involved in the songs; lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri and music composer R.D. Burman. The film was a hit at the box office.[1]

Plot[edit]

It is a thriller about a young woman, Sunita (played by Asha Parekh), who ends up married to the "wrong" man, Rajan. Thinking that he has conspired with his girlfriend Monica (played by Helen) to murder her, she runs away to find her father's old friend in Bangalore who may be able to help. Having no money, the only way she can get there is to join a traveling group of gypsies. There she meets Mohan (played by Jeetendra) and is attracted to him. But Nisha (played by Aruna Irani), who loves Mohan, can go to the extent of killing anyone who gets in her way.

Cast[edit]

  • Asha Parekh as Sunita / Soni
  • Jeetendra as Mohan
  • Aruna Irani as Nisha
  • Mehmood Jr. as Monto
  • Helen as Monica
  • Ravindra Kapoor as Rajan
  • Kishan Mehta as Johny
  • Madan Puri as Mithalal Tota
  • Sanjana as Tara
  • Manorama as Mrs. Tota
  • Anwar Ali as Bhola
  • Murad as Mohandas
  • Dulari as Mohan's mom
  • Shivraj as Karamchand

Music[edit]

The soundtrack of the film is one of the hit compositions by R. D. Burman. The lyrics of the songs are provided by the veteran poet Majrooh Sultanpuri. The song "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" is considered to be one of the best songs ever sung by the veteran Asha Bhosle.[citation needed]

Serial No. Song Singer(s) Music Director & Lyrics Notes
01. "Ab Jo Mile Hain To" Asha Bhosle R D Burman - Majrooh Sultanpuri Picturized on Aruna Irani, Jeetendra and Asha Parekh
02. "Chadti Jawani Meri Chaal Mastani" Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar R D Burman - Majrooh Sultanpuri Picturized on Jeetendra and Aruna Irani
03. "Daiya Ae Main Kahan" Asha Bhosle R D Burman - Majrooh Sultanpuri Picturized on Asha Parekh
04. "Dilbar Dil Se Pyare" Lata Mangeshkar R D Burman - Majrooh Sultanpuri Picturized on Aruna Irani
05. "Goria Kahan Tera Desh" Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle R D Burman - Majrooh Sultanpuri Picturized on Jeetendra and Aruna Irani
06. "Hum To Hain Rahi Dil Ke" Kishore Kumar R D Burman - Majrooh Sultanpuri Picturized on Jeetendra
07. "Kitna Pyara Wada Hai" Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi R D Burman - Majrooh Sultanpuri Picturized on Jeetendra and Asha Parekh
08. "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" Asha Bhosle R D Burman - Majrooh Sultanpuri Picturized on Helen
Asha Bhosle won the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award

Awards and nominations[edit]

Won
Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Box Office 1971". "BoxOfficeIndia.com". Retrieved 31 Jan 2012. 

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