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Purab Aur Pashchim

2h 22m

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Purab Aur Pashchim is a 1970 Hindi patriotic drama film starring Manoj Kumar and Saira Banu.The story revolves around Bharat, son of a freedom fighter, who travels to Britain for studies. In Britain, he finds that the NRIs are apprehensive about Indians and Indian culture, but are open to Western culture. Can Bharat bring a change in their thinking?

Details about Purab Aur Pashchim Movie :

Movie Released Date
11 Feb 1970
  • Twist and Turns
  • Romance
Audio Languages:
  • Hindi
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Saira Banu
  • Pran Sikand
  • Prem Chopra
  • Ashok Kumar
  • Manoj Kumar

Keypoints about Purab Aur Pashchim :

1. Total Movie duration: 2h 22m

2. Audio Languages: Hindi

About the Movie Purab Aur Pashchim: A Story of Love and Patriotism

Purab Aur Pashchim is a Hindi movie that narrates the story of Bharat, the son of a passionate freedom fighter. Upon arriving in Britain, he falls in love with Preeti and tries to enlighten the lost spark of patriotism in the Indian people living in Britain. This drama film is about how pure love for the nation can be and why everyone has it. 

Purab Aur Pashchim Movie Release Date on OTT

The twist-and-turn movie Purab Aur Pashchim was released in theatres on 11th February 1970. It is also streaming on the ZEE5 OTT platform.

Purab Aur Pashchim Movie Plot

It's 1942 and India is still under British Rule. Among the many freedom fighters, Om and Harnam are the ones connected by a strong bond of friendship and share the same love for their nation. But unfortunately, Harnam succumbs to the reward offered by the British officials and betrays his friend Om. As a result, Om is killed and his wife Ganga and kid Bharat are left alone in the dark world. After India gained its independence in 1947, Bharat is a grown-up adult and goes to Britain for higher studies. Upon his arrival, he realises that most of the Indians living in London are not proud of their origin and they hate to link their name with Indians. While trying to change the perception of the Indians living in London, Bharat falls in love with Preeti. Preeti is not ready to shift to India but when Bharat convinces her to see what it feels like to live in India and what India actually means, she finally agrees. Will the epiphany about the truth of India transform Preeti or will she reject Bharat?

Purab Aur Pashchim Movie Cast and Crew

The cast of the movie involves Manoj Kumar as Bharat, Saira Banu as Preeti Sharma, Ashok Kumar as Guruji/ Dada, Kamini Kaushal as Ganga, Bharat's Mother, Pran as Harnam, Prem Chopra as Omkar/OP, Nirupa Roy as Kaushalya, Harnam's wife, Vinod Khanna as Shyamu, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan as Gopi, Madan Puri as Sharma, Shammi as Rita Sharma, Sharma's wife.

The film was directed and produced by Manoj Kumar. Both Shashi Goswami and Manoj Kumar were the writers of the movie. The music for the movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji. The film was edited by B.S. Glaad and the cinematographer of the movie was V. N. Reddy.

Interesting Facts about the Movie Purab Aur Pashchim

1. When Manoj Kumar went to Dilip Kumar’s house to sign Saira Banu, Dilip Kumar thought Manoj had come to sign him. Manoj Kumar told Dilip Kumar that the next time he will come to his house, he would sign him. Later, he kept his promise by signing Dilip Kumar for the movie Kranti.

2. The movie was supposed to be shot in England but since Manoj Kumar had an aversion to getting sick after flying, he travelled to England by ship with a few of his crew members.

3. Initially, the name of the film was Hare Rama Hare Krishna but later it was changed to Purab Aur Paschim.

4. Many scenes of the movie Purab and Paschim have been used in the song “Ravel”.

5. The song ‘Aar Ya Paar’ from the movie Aaar Ya Paar was inspired by the background music of Purab Aur Paschim.

6. The movie was released in theatres in Canada as well.

7. Vinod Khanna was a new face in the industry when he did Purab and Paschim. After the success of the movie, he got 8 new movie projects.

8. Akshay Kumar himself said that his movie Namaste London is inspired by Purab Aur Paschim.

FAQs about the Movie Purab Aur Pashchim

Q1. What was the box office collection of Purab Aur Paschim?

Ans: In India, the movie garnered ₹45 million and became the 4th highest-grossing movie of 1970.

Q2. Did Purab Aur Paschim set any new records for theatrical release in the UK?

Ans: Yes, Purab Aur Paschim broke the UK box office record of Do Raaste in the UK and remained at the top until the release of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun in 1994.

Q3. What is the ranking of Purab Aur Pashchim in the list of best box office hits?

Ans: Purab Aur Pashchim ranks at the 38th position in the list of best box office hits.

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