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Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

Orphaned lives a poor lifestyle in Central India and makes living singing songs. One day he comes to the assistance of an injured man, and before he knows it, he is abducted and held by a ... See full summary »

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Raju
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Kammo
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Raka
Chanchal ...
Bijli
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Mirabai
Raj Mehra ...
Police Superintendent
Ramayan Tiwari ...
Mirabai's Husband (as Tiwari)
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Tau
S.B. Nayampalli ...
Sardar (as Nayampalli)
Sulochana Chatterjee ...
Police Superintendent's wife (as Salochana Chatterjee)
Vishwa Mehra ...
Bhimu
Baburao ...
(as Baboo Rao)
S.K. Singh ...
(as S.K.Singh)
Ratan Gaurang ...
(as Rattan Gaurang)
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Orphaned lives a poor lifestyle in Central India and makes living singing songs. One day he comes to the assistance of an injured man, and before he knows it, he is abducted and held by a band of bandits, who believe that he is an undercover policeman. The man he assisted is none other than Sardar, the bandit's leader, who treats him like a honored guest, and eventually his daughter, Kammo, and Raju fall in love with each other. Kammo convinces Raju that they are socialists and are just making sure that wealth is equally distributed. Then Raju is asked to accompany the bandits to a wedding feast where he witnesses a child, and the wedded couple getting killed. He figures that he has had enough and goes to the Police, who decide to confront and kill the bandits. Unable to see their deaths, Raju goes to warn the bandits, but is shunned. Than a militant bandit named Raka kills the Sardar, takes over the bandits and decides to forcibly wed Kammo. The question is what can Raju do under ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The wide-screen DVD has chopped several credits from the bottom of the screen. The ones that are missing are: Salochana Chatterjee, Harish, A. Mulla, Y.R. Virkud and Ansari. Only the tops of the letters of some other names are visible. See more »

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Mera Naam Raju
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi & Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal
Performed by Mukesh
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A classic with a nice message.......
5 January 2015 | by (Nepal) – See all my reviews

A simple innocent guy with a heart of gold is abducted by bandits; and he is determined to raise the bandits from their bad deeds and make them good people. A single man against hundreds of bandits seem to be a bit preachy and unrealistic, but the story somewhat works in "Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai" which is considered one of the classics of Raj Kapoor, which won several awards including Best Picture of the year.

Well, there are certain flaws in the film, which can be overlooked for the goodness and time period of the film. The innocence of Raj Kapoor or the heroine, Padmini is a bit overdone; but Raj Kapoor gives a brilliant performance, just like the one Aamir Khan did in "Pk", asking simple innocent questions whose answers convert lives of many. The music and camera work deserves a huge applaud and captures the mood of patriotism effectively with memorable songs like "Aa Ab Laut Chalein," "Begani Shadi Mein Abdullah Deewana," or the title song itself. The camera work is superb in capturing the landscapes full of caves and gorges portraying the areas of bandits.

Pran as usual appears a regular villain; but Lalita Pawar, in her very small role, leaves her impact. Overall, the film despite being overlong, never bores you and by the end, you leave your seats with a gratitude. Besides a simple lovable story, the film carries a nice message that bandits are also human with a loving family who need to be awaken from their bad deeds, for which the film deserves to be considered a classic.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4


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