Americans have no morals or values. An Indian born in America smokes, drinks and sees women as sexual objects. He's a snob. He has no morals or values. An Indian born in India living in America has morals and values. He is the ideal boyfriend. The ideal husband. The ideal son. The ideal son-in-law. He is Shah Rukh Khan. These are some of the stereotypes prominent in Pardes. If you look past these you actually have quite a lovely story. Then this SPOILER Boy has to get married. Boy gets engaged to traditional Indian girl, Gaon ki chori. Girl believes that boy is her Raj Kumar. Subhash Ghai has used many, infact many clichés from yesteryear movies.
Pardes' strong points are surely the actors and actresses in particular Mahima Choudhary. Despite their stereotypical characters, they manage to make their characters tangible. Watching Mahima is an absolute delight and she shows great promise in one of her very first roles. These stereotypes however sometimes stretch the realms of reality.
Anyhow, the movie is better than the other typical Hindi Movies. There's nothing to loose to watch this one, because it have charming drama scenes, charming cast, charming view and charming memorable songs, that will make you on the edge of your seat.
I would rate 3/5