Caravan (1971 film)

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Caravan
Caravan 1971.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Nasir Hussain
Produced by Tahir Hussain
Written by Nasir Hussain
Majrooh Sultanpuri (lyrics)
Screenplay by Sachin Bhowmick
Starring Jeetendra
Asha Parekh
Music by R. D. Burman
Cinematography Munir Khan
Edited by Babu Lavande
Gurudutt Shirali
Production
company
Nasir Hussain Films
T.V. Films
Distributed by Sky Entertainment (DVD since 2002)
Release dates
  • 14 October 1971 (1971-10-14)
Running time
161 min
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 3,60,00,000[1]

Caravan is a 1971 Bollywood thriller film produced by Tahir Hussain under Nasir Hussain Films & T.V. Films banner, directed by Nasir Hussain. The film stars Jeetendra, Asha Parekh in lead roles and music composed by R.D. Burman. 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 recorded as Super Hit at box office.[2]

Plot[edit]

The film is an action thriller, about a young woman, Sunita (Asha Parekh), her father Mohandas (Murad) finds out that his trusted employee, Rajan (Ravindra Kapoor), has been embezzling money from him. He confronts him and Rajan attacks him, flinging him out of the window of the multi-storied building but the police think that the death is accidental. This leaves the coast clear for Rajan to wed Mohandas' only distraught is his daughter Sunita, ends up married to this "wrong" man, Rajan. Shortly after the wedding, Sunita finds out the truth, thinking that he has conspired with his girlfriend Monica (Helen) to murder her, she runs away to find her father's old friend in Bangalore who may be able to help; On the way she meets with an accident, and ends up with a band of performing gypsies. She meets caravan van-driver Mohan (Jeetendra) and she is attracted towards him. Sunita does not know that she has put herself in danger again - this time at the hands of knife-thrower, Nisha (Aruna Irani), who loves Mohan, and will kill anyone who gets in her way. To make matters worse, Rajan has not given up his search for Sunita.

Cast[edit]

  • Jeetendra as Mohan
  • Asha Parekh as Sunita / Soni
  • 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

Soundtrack[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.

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

Awards and nominations[edit]

Won
Nominated

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