Nadiya Ke Paar (1982 film)

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Nadiya Ke Paar
Directed by Govind Munis[1]
Produced by Tarachand Barjatya
Starring Sachin, Sadhana Singh
Music by Ravindra Jain
Distributed by Rajshri Productions
Release dates
Country India
Language Hindi (Bhojpuri/Awadhi)

Nadiya Ke Paar (Hindi: नदिया के पार) (English: Across The River) is a 1982 Hindi film directed by Hiren Nag[2] and set in Uttar Pradesh. It stars Sachin, Sadhana Singh, Inder Thakur, Mitali, Savita Bajaj, Sheela David, Leela Mishra and Soni Rathod.[3] It was adapted from the first half of the Hindi novel Kohbar Ki Shart, by Keshav Prasad Mishra. The movie is in the local language which is spoken at country side of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It can be considered a mix of Bhojpuri and Awadhi dialect spoken in Central and Eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The film played to full houses for years in a movie theatre in Allahabad, UP.

Rajshri Productions produced the film. It received a Telugu dub under the title Premalayam. The movie was later remade in 1994 by Rajshri Productions as Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!.[4]


The story is based on the first half of a Hindi novel, Kohbar Ki Shart, by Keshav Prasad Mishra. A Brahman farmer from Eastern Uttar Pradesh lives with his two nephews. He falls ill and is treated by a Vaidya (indigenous medical practitioner) from another village. When the farmer feels okay, he asks the Vaidya about his fees. The Vaidya asks for the farmer's eldest nephew to marry his eldest daughter. The farmer readily agrees.

Omkar (Inder Thakur) marries the Vaidya's elder daughter Roopa (Mitali), and they start living happily. Roopa gives birth to a baby. During Roopa's pregnancy, her younger sister Gunja (Sadhana Singh) comes to live with her. While there, she falls in love with Omkar's younger brother Chandan (Sachin).

Learning of their love, Roopa promises to help them marry. But, she dies in an accident; and nobody else knows about the love affair. The farmer and the Vaidya decide that Gunja should marry the widower Omkar, to take care of her sister's baby. But moments before the wedding rituals are completed, Chandan and Gunja's love affair is revealed. He is allowed to marry Gunja with everyone's consent.

The rural culture and dialect of Uttar Pradesh are portrayed authentically in the film. The movie is based on the first half of the novel. It changes the partners in the second marriage, as the novel had the proposed marriage between Gunja and Omkar taking place. The novel proceeded with the development of their relationship, where Omkar dies of illness and eventually Gunja also dies leaving Chandan alone.

Most of the film was shot at Kerakat (Jaunpur) in eastern U.P.


The movie contains many melodious songs such as Kaun disa mein leke chala re batohiya, Jab tak pure na ho phere saat, Sanchi kahe tore aawan se hamre

and Jogi ji wah jogi ji..


Later events[edit]

Inder Thakur, who played the role of Omkar, died in the crash of Air India Flight 182.

After this movie's success, Sadhana Singh married into the royal family of Giridih (Jharkhand). She made a comeback to acting in the popular TV serial Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, as Jassi's mother.


  1. ^ hiren, naag. "hiren naag". director. wikipedia. 
  2. ^ hiren, naag. "hiren naag". director. wikipedia. 
  3. ^ Nadiya Ke Paar : Complete Cast and Crew details
  4. ^ "Hum Aapke Hain Koun @ 20: Lesser Known Facts 2/5" (Archive). The Times of India. Retrieved on December 1, 2014.

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