Pardes is a 1997 Indian Hindi-language musical drama film directed by Subhash Ghai. It was released on 8 August 1997. The film stars Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath and newcomers Mahima Chaudhry and Apurva Agnihotri. The film was a commercial, critical and musical hit. Mahima Chaudhry won the Best Newcomer Award for her performance. The film was remade in Telugu as Pelli Kanuka (1998).