WriterAgha Jani Kashmiri, Madhusudan SongsO Jameela Chammak Challo CastAmitabh Bachchan (Asha Varma), Yogeeta Bali (Asha Varma), Navin Nischol (Rajesh Singh), Om Prakash (Ashok Varma), Shatrughan Sinha (Public Prosecutor), Asit Sen (Mr. Ghosh) Similar moviesAmitabh Bachchan and Vikram Gokhale appear in Parwana and Hum Kaun Hai?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The DVD version of the film was released by IndiaWeekly under its own label.