Director Nasir Hussain
Genre Comedy, Musical, Romance
|Release date 1971 (1971)|
Writer Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay), Nasir Hussain
Songs Ab to Mile Hai
Cast Jeetendra (Mohan), Asha Parekh (Sunita), Aruna Irani (Nisha), Helen (Monica), Madan Puri (Mithalal Tota)
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. Girl on the Run (1953 film) inspired the film.
The film is an action thriller, about a young woman, Sunita (Asha Parekh), her father Mohandas (Murad) finds out that his trusted employee, Rajan (Krishen Mehta), 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 daughter, Sunita. Sunita is distraught and ends up married to this "wrong" man, Rajan. Shortly after the wedding, Sunita finds out the truth. She thinks that Rajan has conspired with his girlfriend Monica (Helen) to murder her. So she runs away to find her father's old friend in Bangalore who may be able to help. On the way she experiences 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.
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.
Awards and nominations
ReferencesCaravan (1971 film) Wikipedia
Caravan (1971 film) IMDb Caravan (1971 film) themoviedb.org