Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya
Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya (English: (I) saw country; Grandpa, (I) saw foreign) is a 1998 Indian Gujarati film directed by Govindbhai Patel. It is one of the highest grossing Gujarati film of all time.
|Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya|
|Directed by||Govindbhai Patel|
|Written by||Govindbhai Patel|
|Produced by||Govindbhai Patel|
|Edited by||Ashok Rumde|
|Music by||Arvind Barot|
|Box office||₹22 crore (equivalent to ₹84 crore or US$11 million in 2020) |
Ram (Hiten Kumar) and Radha (Roma Manek) are childhood sweethearts, but are separated when Ram and his widowed mother relocates to another village with his uncle. They are reunited when Ram attends Radha's sister's wedding as the groom's cousin. Meanwhile, Radha's elder brother marries the just-back-from-America Rita (Pinky Parikh) without the consent of his parents.
Ram and Radha fall in love once again and they are engaged, much to the chagrin of Rita, who wanted Radha to marry her brother Deepak instead. On the way to the wedding Ram gets killed in an accident and Radha is heart-broken. But Ram is not actually dead, but instead kidnapped by the jealous family members and replaced by another dead body to make it look like him. Rita tries to poison Radha and tries to blame on Sharda, but Radha defends Sharda and rightly blames Rita for this. Rita then falsely accuses Sharda's husband of trying to rape her. Allegations and counter-allegations follow and Dadaji (Arvind Trivedi) decides to split the property and separate brothers. Radha's brother Deepak intervenes and exposes her sister Rita as the conspirator. However, it turns out that this was a ploy to paint Deepak in a good light. Radha's family falls for the trap and agrees to get Radha married to Deepak. Radha, still heart-broken, reluctantly agrees to marry Deepak. Ram escapes from his captors, but it's too late as Radha is already married to Deepak and flown off to America. Rajesh overhears Rita confessing her role in the conspiracy and threatens to expel her from the family. Ram also reaches the house and the whole conspiracy is unveiled to the family. Rita feels guilty and has a change of heart and accuses her elders of maligning her life.
Radha receives culture shock when she reaches America with Deepak and has trouble adjusting with her abusive alcoholic husband. Her in-laws are impressed with her values and her dedication and informs her parents about her true condition with her husband and recommend that they take her back to India. Rita takes it upon herself to bring her back. In America, one of Deepak's friend tries to misbehave with Radha and in ensuing fight, Deepak falls from the first floor and dies as the result. Radha returns to India, but her troubles are not at the end. Deepak's uncle and other conspirators again try to kidnap her, but timely intervention of Ram saves the situation from worsening, but in the fight Dadaji gets mortally wounded from a gunshot. In his dying breath, Dadaji reunites Ram and Radha.
|Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Vavdi Na Pani Bharva Gyata"||Arvind Barot||Vatsala Patil||4:29|
|2.||"Uncha Uncha Bangla Banavo"||Arvind Barot||Sadhana Sargam||6:49|
|3.||"Jaan Jodi Aavya Shu"||Arvind Barot||Arvind Barot, Vatasala Patil||6:47|
|4.||"Eli Radhadi Re"||Arvind Barot||Arvind Barot, Sadhana Sargam||8:04|
|5.||"Eva Mandav Ropayva Mare Aangane"||Arvind Barot||Arvind Barot, Vatsala Patil||7:35|
|6.||"Ghammar Ghammar Maru Valonu Gaaje"||Arvind Barot||Arvind Barot, Sadhana Sargam||6:46|
|7.||"Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya"||Arvind Barot||Arvind Barot, Sadhana Sargam||9:08|
|8.||"Chhodya Dadane Chhodi Deliyu Re"||Arvind Barot||Jayshree Bhojavia||5:23|
Desh Re Joya Dada Pardesh Joya was released in 1998 and went on to collect around ₹22 crore (US$2.9 million) in days when tickets were sold for Rs 10 or Rs 15, making it the highest grossing collection for a Gujarati film at that time by a long margin until Chaal Jeevi Laiye broke its record. It's still the 2nd highest grossing Gujarati film.
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