Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu, Vinod Khanna, Pran/English Subtitles.
Bharat (Manoj Kumar) an ideal young man who is in love with his own country is the only child of a freedom fighter who was betrayed by Harnaam (Pran) before escaping to London. Bharat also goes to London for further scientific studies. During his foreign stay, he is stunned to meet Indians, including Harnaam and his son Omkar (Prem Chopra) who are ashamed to call themselves Indians and who refer to their country with contempt and derogatory words. Bharat is also saddened to meet Indians who are compelled to live abroad for economic reasons but who are always haunted by the memories of their own land. To them, all Bharat presents the image of proud Indians, a young man who tells them : “You need India and India needs you. Be proud of India and India be proud of you. In London Bharat also meets Priti (Saira Banu), an Indian born girl raised in the cradle of western civilisation. They are in love and Priti is impressed with Bharats idealism. She wants to marry him but she does not want to stay in India.Bharat insists that she should atleast once India and see what India feels like. Will Priti go back to London?....... Will the love of Bharat be a tie stronger than the lure of western glamour?PURAB AUR PACHHIM seeks to answer the question that every man in east must answer for a happy coexistence with the west.