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Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)

Ganga Singh lives near Gangotri with her brother, Karam. One day she comes to the assistance of a young man, Narendra Sahay, who has come with a group of Calcutta-based college students to ... See full summary »

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Rajiv Kapoor ...
Narendra "Naren" Sahay
Divya Rana ...
Radha B. Choudhary
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Kunj Bihari (as Saeed Jaffry)
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Jeeva Sahay
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Bhagwat Choudhary
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Mrs. Sahay (as Shushma Seth)
Trilok Kapoor ...
Professor
Krishan Dhawan ...
Manilal
Vishwa Mehra ...
Postbabu (as Wishwa Mehra)
Urmila Bhatt ...
Rajeshwaribai
Gita Siddharth ...
Mrs. J. Sahai
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Brij Kishore
Gautam Sarin ...
Naren's fellow student
Monty Nath ...
Naren's fellow student who lost his watch (as Monty)
Kamaldeep ...
Chamanlal (as Kamal Deep)
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Ganga Singh lives near Gangotri with her brother, Karam. One day she comes to the assistance of a young man, Narendra Sahay, who has come with a group of Calcutta-based college students to study the source of the holy river Ganga, and to get some holy water for his wheelchair-bound paternal grandma. Both are attracted to each other, and on the next Puran Mashi get married, and spend the night in close intimacy. Narendra leaves, but promises Ganga that he will be back soon. Months go by, but he does not return. She gives birth to a son, and as soon she is able to, she starts her journey to Alipor, Calcutta, to confront Narendra and ensure a better future for their son. At Rishikesh she is exploited by two women and a man, escapes and takes shelter in a crematorium. Then at Banaras, she is molested by a Pandit, rescued by the police and given a ticket to Calcutta. When she alights en-route to get water for her baby, the train leaves, and she falls into the clutches of a Manilal who ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The Showman Raj Kapoor shot two separate endings for Ram Teri Ganga Maili, an happy ending and an sad ending, he decided to keep the happy ending. For Bobby had also shot two different endings and when the film was complete he had decided which ending should he keep. Sometimes for his films he always shot twice than later decides which one to keep. See more »

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All pomp and no glory!
8 July 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Raj Kapoor is supposed to be the ultimate showman of Bollywood. He does some justice to this image by choosing spectacular locales along with some great music and photography.

However, there is nothing new this movie offers. It's an unconvincing love story set right at the foot of Himalayas, between a rich guy and a poor girl. How they meet, get separated and finally get united in the end forms the core of the story.

Most of the Indians would remember this movie as the first one, at least the first blockbuster, where the heroine openly bares her breasts. (Such exposure is not very common in Indian movies.)

Apart from that dubious distinction, there is not much else.

The music is a blast and worth listening to. Give the movie itself a skip.


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