Caravan (1971 film)

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Theatrical poster
Directed by Nasir Hussain
Produced by Tahir Hussain
Written by Sachin Bhowmick
Starring Jeetendra
Asha Parekh
Aruna Irani
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 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. Three more Hussain fixtures were involved in the songs; lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri and music composer R.D. Burman and Mohammad Rafi. The film was a hit at the box office.[2]


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.


  • 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


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]

Song Singer(s) Notes
"Ab Jo Mile Hain To" Asha Bhosle Picturized on Aruna Irani, Jeetendra and Asha Parekh
"Chadti Jawani Meri Chaal Mastani" Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar Picturized on Jeetendra and Aruna Irani
"Daiya Ae Main Kahan" Asha Bhosle Picturized on Asha Parekh
"Dilbar Dil Se Pyare" Lata Mangeshkar Picturized on Aruna Irani
"Goria Kahan Tera Desh" Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle Picturized on Jeetendra and Aruna Irani
"Hum To Hain Rahi Dil Ke" Kishore Kumar Picturized on Jeetendra
"Kitna Pyara Wada Hai" Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi Picturized on Jeetendra and Asha Parekh
"Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" Asha Bhosle Picturized on Helen
Asha Bhosle won the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award

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