Circa British rule in India, Harnam betrays a freedom fighter, and as a result is rewarded, but the freedom fighter is killed, leaving his wife, and family devastated and destitute. Years later, the freedom fighter's son, Bharat, has grown up and goes to Britain to study. On his arrival in Britain, he is quite shocked to find that the Indian population settled there, shun India and Indians. He takes it upon himself to try and change their way of thinking, meets with Prithi, a Blondie of Indian origin, and both fall in love. Prithi accompanies him to India, and is appalled at the conditions that Bharat and his family in. Will this shock end their relationship?
Did You Know?
Some of the film's background music with dialog's was released in the International dance album Bombay The Hardway: Guns Cars and Sitars. See more
Part of the title 'Purab' (east) appears when the film opens with scenes in India, and the other part 'Aur Pachhim' (and west) appears when scenes in Britain are shown. See more
Referenced in Namastey London
Performed by Mahendra Kapoor
, Manhar & Chorus See more