Caravan' DVD, Nasir Hussain (1971), New & Sealed
Caravan is one of Nasir Hussain's biggest and better known box office hits that boosted the careers of Asha Parekh and Jeetendra. It is also regarded as a mini-classic by certain critics.
Asha plays a rich girl who goes mad after her father kills himself by jumping from a window. A greedy baddie exploits her vulnerability by forcing her to marry him so he can get all her riches. Once it dawns on Asha what has happened, she escapes into a forest and hides from her evil husband. She encounters Jeetendra and his sidekick who both live in a caravan. And from there on follows a contrived adventure.
Asha gives a good performance as the confused girl. Jeetendra is..., well, his usual annoying self. The songs are the best particularly 'Ab Jo Mile Hain' and 'Kitna Pyara Wadha...'.
Caravan is an entertaining yarn but it's not a full classic. The story often seems contrived and the script is occasionally amateurish. But it is much better than Nasir Hussain's other movies such as Yaadon Ki Baaraat and Hum Kisise Kum Nahin. And in comparison to its remake in 2000, 'Mela', Caravan is streets ahead.
Director: Nasir Hussain
Jeetendra .... Mohan
Asha Parekh .... Sunita/Soni
Helen .... Monica
Madan Puri .... Mithalal Tota
Aruna Irani .... Nisha
Ravindra Kapoor .... Rajan
Kishan Mehta .... Johny
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format
Video: 4:3 Fullscreen
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC-3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: Indian / Mandarin
Subtitles: English / Chinese (Removable)