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Gunga Jumna (1961)

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Widowed Govindi lives a poor lifestyle in Haripur along with two sons, Gungaram and Jumna. While Jumna is studious, Gungaram is the opposite, but has a good heart and decides to use his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gungaram
Vyjayanthimala ...
Dhanno
Nasir Khan ...
Jumna
Azra ...
Kamla
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ...
Kallu (as Kanhaiyalal)
Anwar Hussain ...
Hariram (as Anwar Husain)
Nasir Hussain ...
Police Superintendent (as Nazir Husain)
S. Nazir
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Govindi
Praveen Paul ...
Hariram's wife (as Parvin Paul)
Helen ...
Courtesan
Husn Banu ...
(as Husn Banoo)
Ranjit Sood
Khwaja Sabir ...
(as Khawja Sabir)
Narbada Shankar
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Widowed Govindi lives a poor lifestyle in Haripur along with two sons, Gungaram and Jumna. While Jumna is studious, Gungaram is the opposite, but has a good heart and decides to use his earnings to ensure his brother gets a decent education. After her employer, Hariram, accuses Govindi of theft, their house is searched, evidence is found, she is arrested, the entire village bails her out, but the shock kills her. After her passing, Gungaram works for Hariram while Jumna goes to the city to study. During the course of his studies, he is forced to sell off all his belongings when Gungaram fails to provide him with any funds. He does continue to study, and after completing them becomes a police officer. He is then given his first assignment, which is none other than in Haripur itself, and it is here that he will be forced to confront Gungaram, who is now an ex-convict, jailed for theft, and now is the leader of a dreaded band of killer bandits. Watch what impact Jumna's presence will ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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O Chhalia Re Chhalia
Sung by Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi & chorus
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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a Dacoit drama taking off from Hollywood Gangster films like Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
31 March 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The film is a story of two bothers on opposite sides of the law, Ganga (Dilip Kumar) and Jamuna (Nasir Khan). Having been framed for a crime he did not commit by a Zamindar (Anwar Hussain), Ganga becomes a criminal living in the mountains with his girlfriend, Dhanno (Vyjayantimala). Jamuna, educated on Ganga's money in the city, becomes an upright police officer. When years later Ganga is about to become a father, he decides to return to the village but has to face his brother who shoots him down in the name of duty. Dhanno also dies in the gun battle.Ganga Jamuna is a Dacoit drama taking off from Hollywood Gangster films like Manhattan Melodrama (1934), and pioneered a widely copied action formula of two brothers on opposite sides of the law, most notably in Deewaar (1975). The most significant departure from the Hollywood stories is that the two protagonists here are brothers rather than buddies like in Manhattan Melodrama or kids who have grown up in the same block like Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and what's more real life brothers Dilip Kumar and Nasir Khan play the protagonists! And like most of the films of this type, the focus and sympathy is totally on the good man who is forced by circumstances to turn bad. But having taken up a life of crime, his redemption, in spite of all that he has gone through, comes only with his death.

Directed by New Theatres old-timer Nitin Bose (though supposedly ghost-directed by Dilip Kumar), Ganga Jamuna is a well-structured and briskly paced film and was notable of the use of Bhojpuri dialect, which helps make the film refreshingly real and gives it a proper locale and geography. The performances by lead artistes Dilip Kumar and Vyjayantimala are faultless and full marks to the latter who in spite of her South Indian upbringing speaks the Bhojpuri dialect flawlessly. While Vyjayantimala deservedly won the Filmfare Award that year for Best Actress, shockingly Dilip Kumar lost out to Raj Kapoor for the Best Actor award, which the latter won for his production Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960).

The lyrics of the film also make use of the Bhojpuri flavor and Naushad's earthy music naturally does its work to enhance the film without thrusting itself too obtrusively on the attention of the audience. Nain Lad Gayin re (sung by Mohd. Rafi), Do Hanson Ka Joda and Dhoono Dhoondo re Saajna (both sung by Lata Mangeshkar) are particularly well tuned and were popular hits.

Ganga Jamuna is one of the few Indian films that enjoy legendary cult status and runs to packed houses even when released today.


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