Pardesi (1957)

 ●  Hindi ● Running Time: TBA

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A Nehruite Indo-Soviet co-production made in the wake of the Khrushchov ‘thaw’ about the first Russian to set up a trading mission in India in the 15th C. The Muscovite Afanasi (Oleg) travels to India down the Volga, across Iran’s deserts and the Arabian sea. In India he meets the fair maiden Champa (Nargis) through whom he discovers Indian civilisation.
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Did you know? Pronin is known mainly for making an early Tadzhik feature in 1947 and the first Kirghiz feature, 'Saltanat' in the year 1955. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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No
Trivia:
The movie was based on the travelogues of Russian traveller Afanasy Nikitin, called 'A Journey Beyond the Three Seas'.

This was the first Indo-Russian co-production that was made in both Hindi and Russian language.

The Russian version of this movie was extremely short, running for a mere 76 minutes only.

Pronin is known mainly for making an early Tadzhik feature in 1947 and the first Kirghiz feature, 'Saltanat' in the year 1955.

The film was shot in numerous exotic tourist locations in India.