Parwana (1971 film)
|Directed by||Jyoti Swaroop|
|Produced by||R. L. Suri|
N. C. Sippy
|Written by||Agha Jani Kashmiri (dialogue and screenplay)|
Madhusudan (screenwriter) (story)
|Music by||Madan Mohan|
|Edited by||Waman Bhosle|
|June 25, 1971|
Parwana (lit. "moth") is a 1971 Indian Hindi-language psychological thriller film directed by Jyoti Swaroop. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Navin Nischol, Yogeeta Bali, Om Prakash and Shatrughan Sinha. In this film, Amitabh plays his first negative role as an infatuated lover-turned-murderer.
Kumar Sen (Amitabh Bachchan), an artist by profession is in love with Asha (Yogeeta Bali). Asha wins a trip to Ooty in a dance competition, and falls in love with a wealthy tea plantation owner, Rajesh (Navin Nischol). When Kumar finds out, he goes to Asha's uncle, Ashok Verma (Om Prakash), and demands Asha's hand in marriage. When Mr. Verma refuses, Kumar plots to kill him. The manner in which Kumar plans and executes the murder is regarded as an immensely brilliant and engaging sequence. Kumar boards and exits various modes of transportation to avoid any possibilities of suspicion by creating an alibi. He finally kills Mr. Verma and frames Rajesh in the hope of winning Asha's love. But Asha still loves Rajesh, and believes in his innocence. She makes a promise to Kumar to stay with him forever, if he could get Rajesh released from his death sentence. Kumar realises that Rajesh will always remain Asha's love. He writes down his confession giving details of execution of his plan of murder, gives it to Rajesh, and commits suicide.
- Amitabh Bachchan as Kumar Sen
- Navin Nischol as Rajeshwar Singh
- Yogeeta Bali as Asha Verma / Nirmala
- Shatrughan Sinha as Public Prosecutor (Guest Appearance)
- Om Prakash as Ashok Verma
- Laxmi Chhaya as Kamla Singh
- Lalita Pawar as Sarita Singh
- Asit Sen as Mr. Ghosh
- Helen as an Cabaret Dancer
The music of the movie has been given by Madan Mohan and the lyrics were penned by Kaifi Azmi. Most of the prominent singers of the industry have lent their voice in the soundtrack of this movie, like Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.
|"Chale Ladhkhadaake"||Asha Bhosle|
|"Jis Din Se Maine Tumhe Dekha Hai"||Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle|
|"O Jameela Chhammak Chhallo"||Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle|
|"Piya Ki Gali"||Asha Bhosle, Parveen Sultana|
|"Simti Si Sharmaayi Si"||Kishore Kumar|
|"Yun Na Sharma"||Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar|
|"Are Hansnewalon"||Mohammed Rafi|
The sequence of Kumar's use of various modes of transportation was an inspiration for the 2007 Bollywood film Johnny Gaddaar, where it is shown that the film's protagonist has watched the film Parwana and does the same to avoid suspicion.