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Original title Parinda
Country of production India
original language Hindi
Publishing year 1989
length 154 minutes
Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra
script Vidhu Vinod Chopra (story), Imtiaz Hussain (dialogues), Shivkumar Subramaniam
production Vidhu Vinod Chopra , HL Saluja
music Rahul Dev Burman , Babloo Chakravorty , Manohari Singh
camera Binod Pradhan
cut Renu Saluja

Parinda ( Hindi : परिंदा, translated: bird ) is a 1989 Hindi film by Vidhu Vinod Chopra .


Kishen, the henchman of the psychopathic criminal Anna, tries to keep his younger brother Karan away from the criminal scene and sends him overseas. Karan's best friend is the policeman Prakash, with whose sister Paro he fell in love. When Karan returns to Bombay , he wants to meet Prakash. But Anna's gang kills Prakash before Karan's eyes. Karan is shocked to learn that his brother Kishen is part of Anna's gang.

Now Karan joins the gang against his brother's wishes to take revenge for Prakash's death. He spies on the gang and sends the clues to Anna's rival.

Meanwhile, Kishen marries his brother to Paro and persuades Karan to get away from the dangerous scene. On their wedding night, the newly wed couple are brutally murdered and Kishen takes revenge for their death by setting Anna on fire.


Song title Singer
Kitni Hai Pyari Pyari Suresh Wadekar
Tumse Milke Aisa Laga Asha Bhosle , Suresh Wadekar
Pyar Ke Mod Pe Asha Bhosle
See my Dulha Hoga Suresh Wadekar

Only the songs Tumse Milke Aisa Laga and Pyar Ke Mod Pe are danced in Bollywood-style in the film. The lyrics to the music of Rahul Dev Burman were written by Khursheed Hallauri .


Parinda is Chopra's largest mainstream production. The director was previously known in particular for his thrillers Sazaaye Maut (1981) and Khamosh (1985) and as a representative of Indian art film. The film was a flop commercially, but it received critical acclaim for its soundtrack, use of CinemaScope, and Patekar's credible play.


Filmfare Award 1990

National Film Award (1990)

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen: Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema , p. 491.

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