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Pardesi (1993)

  • Release Date20/08/1993
  • GenreAction
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time140 mins
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-18281-MUM
  • Certificate Date02/08/1993

PARDESI is the story of young villager SHIVA who along with his family wants to be free from the claws of slavery imposed upon by the village Thakur and Lala since many generations.

SHIVA opts to leave village and go to big city in search of changing his fortune but tragedy stuck, he is caught by the police for a heinous murder.

Judge finds SHIVA guilty and pronounces death penalty on him.

Before SHIVA could be hanged he expresses his last wish to meet the Judge the one who had sentenced him.

Judge comes, meets SHIVA who once again talks of his innocence but before his hanging SHIVA also pronounces a sentence on Judge - that only he should go to his family and break the news of his death to his wife - father, sister an young son.

Judge affix a great mental turmoil comes to the village to disclose SHIVA's hanging but cannot because of the plight of the family which he sees with his own eyes. He leaves everything to almighty.

To the shock and dismay one day Judge sees a handcuffed criminal SHANKER whose face resembled to SHIVA.

Judge decides to send SHANKER to SHIVA's village. Shanker agrees only after he was paid his fee - he comes to village.

What he sees? Does he stay there?

Was he taken up SHIVA by the family members?

Watch on screen.

(From the official press booklet)



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