Parichay (film)

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Directed byGulzar
Produced byV. K. Sobti
Written byGulzar (dialogues & lyrics)
Screenplay byGulzar
D.N. Mukherjee
Story byR.K. Mitra
Based onBengali novel Rangeen Uttarain
by Raj Kumar Maitra
Jaya Bhaduri
Music byRahul Dev Burman
Bhanu Gupta
CinematographyK. Vaikunth
Edited byWaman Bhonsle
Gurudutt Shirali
Tirupathi Pictures
Release date
20 October 1972
Running time
138 minutes

Parichay (English: Introduction) is a 1972 Indian Hindi-language drama film, produced by V. K. Sobti under the Tirupathi Pictures banner and directed by Gulzar. It stars Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri; whileSanjeev Kumar, Vinod Khanna have given special appearances and the music was composed by Rahul Dev Burman The film was reported to be based on the Bengali novel Rangeen Uttarain by Raj Kumar Maitra [1] and partially inspired by the 1965 movie The Sound of Music.[2]


The film is about misunderstandings between a grandfather and his five grandchildren and how Ravi (Jeetendra), tutor to the grandchildren succeeds in reforming them and marrying Rama (Jaya Bhaduri), eldest of them. Ravi, being an unemployed young man immediately agrees to tutor the grandchildren of Rai Saheb (Pran), a job arranged by his uncle.

His aunt tells him about how the children have made every previous tutor run away. The children led by the eldest, Rama, try to tease Ravi by using their standard tactics. To their surprise, Ravi not only takes them lightly but also supports them in front of their great aunt, Sati Devi. They gradually get closer and Ravi even takes them out regularly to play. Ravi and Rama grow close to each other.

Gradually he comes to know that their father Nilesh (Sanjeev Kumar), a talented musician, married without the consent of Rai Saheb, which created acrimony between son and father, further led to Nilesh leaving his father's house forever. He faced bitter poverty with his wife and five children, which later led to the death of his wife and himself. The children became orphans and Rai Saheb brought them to his house even though they hated him.

Gradually, the children understand that their parent's death wasn't the mistake of their grandfather and there lies a soft emotion for them behind his disciplinary attitude. Eventually, Rai Saheb finds out about the romance between Ravi and Rama and immediately gives his consent, not to repeat his mistake. Final credits indicate that there will be a wedding between them.



  • Director - Gulzar
  • Producer - V.K. Sobti, Subhash Kapoor (associate)
  • Production Manager - Kanti Bhai Pandya, Peerachand, Daulat Thakur
  • Assistant Director - Pushpraj (chief), Chandrashekhar, Sajeev Kapoor, Meraj, Raj N. Sippy
  • Cinematographer - K. Vaikunth
  • Editor - Waman B. Bhosle, Gurudutt Shirali, Dilip Kotalgi (assistant)
  • Art Director - Ajit Banerjee


All music was composed by Rahul Dev Burman.In this film guitarist Bhanu Gupta made the tune of Musafir Hoon Main Yaroo along with Bollywood music director R.D. Burman, lyrics also penned by Gulzar.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 "Beeti Na Bitai Raina" Lata Mangeshkar, Bhupinder 5:23
2 "Mitwa Bole Meethe" Bhupinder 3:19
3 "Musafir Hoon Yaaro"
listed at #25 on Binaca Geetmala annual list 1973
Kishore Kumar 4:58
4 " Sa Re Ke Sa Re" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle 6:00


Year Nominee / work Award Result
1972 Lata Mangeshkar (for "Beeti Na Bitai Raina") National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won


  1. ^ Gulzar; Govind Nihalani; Saibal Chatterjee (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 337. ISBN 81-7991-066-0.
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