Around the World (1967 film)

Around the World is a 1967 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Pachhi. It stars Raj Kapoor as an Indian who travels around the world with eight dollars. The film also starred Rajshree, Ameeta, Om Prakash, and Mehmood. It was India's first film to be released in 70 mm format and was shot all around the world.
The sum of 8 dollars refers to the number of dollars, or an equivalent foreign currency, that an Indian was allowed, by Government rules, to obtain by converting rupees into foreign currencies.


A young millionaire is left in the lurch when his employee sabotages his travel plans. Now, stuck in Japan with just $8, he somehow obtains a job aboard a cruise ship and also meets a beautiful girl.



The film was a commercial failure at the box office. In 1977, Kapoor told to India Today that he dislikes the film, he also criticised Pachchi's direction, and that he acted in the film for money, because "like Orson Welles, I had to act in bad films to make good ones myself".