Journey Beyond Three Seas

Journey Beyond Three Seas, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, 26 July 1957

  • Genre: Action
  • Runtime: 110 Minutes
  • Director: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
  • Awards: 1958 Cannes Film Festival - Golden Palm - Nomination, 1958 Filmfare Best Art Direction Award - M.R. Acharekar


Journey Beyond Three Seas (Hindi: Pardesi; Russian: Хождение за три моря (Khozhdenie za tri morya)) is a 1957 Indian-Soviet popular 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 Mangeshkar and danced to by Padmini.