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Directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Vasili Pronin
Produced by Naya Sansar
Mosfilm Studio
Written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Mariya Smirnova
Starring Oleg Strizhenov
Nargis Dutt
Music by Anil Biswas
Boris Chaikovsky
Ali Sardar Jafri
Prem Dhawan
Release date(s) 1957
Running time 110 min.
Country  India
Soviet Union
Language Hindi/Russian

Journey Beyond Three Seas (Hindi: Pardesi; Russian: Хождение за три моря (Khozhdenie za tri morya)) is a 1957 Indian-Soviet film, jointly directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas and Vasili Pronin[1]. It was made in two version, Hindi and Russian, and is based on the travelogues of Russian traveller Afanasy Nikitin, called A Journey Beyond the Three Seas, which is now considered a Russian literary monument.

Made during the high time of Indo-Russian amity, Pardesi, is an Indo-Soviet film co-production, between state-owned, 'Mosfilm Studio' and Khwaja Ahmad Abbas's, 'Naya Sansar International' production house.

Film has music by Anil Biswas, who have some memorable hits like, Rasiya Re Man Basiya Re by Meena Kapoor, Na Dir Dim by Lata Mangeshkarand danced to by Padmini.[2]



The film tells the story of Afanasy Nikitin (Oleg Strizhenov), a 15th century, Russian trader who travelled to India (1466-1472), and falls in love with an Indian girl Champa (Nargis Dutt).




  1. ^ Pardesi fourth Ind-Soviet co-production The Kaleidoscope of Indian Cinema, by Hameeduddin Mahmood, Affiliated East-West Press, 1974. page 17, 84.
  2. ^ Na dir dim
  3. ^ Pardesi (1957 film)
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Journey Beyond Three Seas". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  5. ^ -Awards Internet Movie Database.

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