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Director  Jyoti Sarup
Initial release  1971
Music director  Madan Mohan
Language  Hindi
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Romance, Thriller
Language  Hindi
Duration  
Country  India
Parwana (1971 film) movie poster
Writer  Agha Jani Kashmiri, Madhusudan
Songs  O Jameela Chammak Challo
Cast  Amitabh Bachchan (Asha Varma), Yogeeta Bali (Asha Varma), Navin Nischol (Rajesh Singh), Om Prakash (Ashok Varma), Shatrughan Sinha (Public Prosecutor), Asit Sen (Mr. Ghosh)
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Parwana (Devanagari: परवाना, Nastaliq: پروانا, translation: "moth") is a 1971 Bollywood psychological thriller film directed by Jyoti Swaroop. It stars Amitabh Bachchan,Shatrughan Sinha, Navin Nischol, Yogeeta Bali and Om Prakash. In this film, Amitabh plays his first negative role as an infatuated lover-turned-murderer.

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Plot

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 kills 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. He finally kills Mr. Verma and frames Rajesh in the case hoping to win Asha's love. Asha, still in love with Rajesh, promises Kumar to stay with him forever, if he can get Rajesh released from his death sentence. Kumar realises that Rajesh will always remain Asha's love. He writes down his confession, gives it to Rajesh, and commits suicide.

Cast

  • Amitabh Bachchan as Kumar Sen
  • Navin Nischol as Rajeshwar Singh
  • Yogeeta Bali as Asha Varma / Nirmala
  • Shatrughan Sinha as Public Prosecutor (Guest Appearance)
  • Om Prakash as Ashok Varma
  • Helen as Cabaret Dancer
  • Laxmi Chhaya as Kamla Singh
  • Lalita Pawar as Sarita Singh
  • Asit Sen as Mr. Ghosh
  • Music

    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.

    Legacy

    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 watches Parwana film and does the same to avoid suspicion.

    Home media

    The DVD version of the film was released by IndiaWeekly under its own label.

    References

    Parwana (1971 film) Wikipedia
    Parwana (1971 film) IMDb Parwana (1971 film) themoviedb.org


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