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Gunga Jumna (1961)

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 »

Director:

Nitin Bose

Writers:

Wajahat Mirza (dialogue), Dilip Kumar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilip Kumar ... Gungaram
Vyjayanthimala ... Dhanno
Nasir Khan Nasir Khan ... Jumna
Azra Azra ... Kamla
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi ... Kallu (as Kanhaiyalal)
Anwar Hussain ... Hariram (as Anwar Husain)
Nasir Hussain ... Police Superintendent (as Nazir Husain)
S. Nazir S. Nazir
Leela Chitnis ... Govindi
Praveen Paul Praveen Paul ... Hariram's wife (as Parvin Paul)
Helen ... Courtesan
Husn Banu Husn Banu ... (as Husn Banoo)
Ranjit Sood Ranjit Sood
Khwaja Sabir Khwaja Sabir ... (as Khawja Sabir)
Narbada Shankar 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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Awadhi

Release Date:

25 August 1966 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Confluence See more »

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Citizen Films See more »
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Mono

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Aruna Irani is seen as a child artist in this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chot [Aaj Isko, Kal Tereko] (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhoondho Dhoondho Re Saajna
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music composed by Naushad
Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
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An Immortal Classic with a flavour of rustic Indianism
4 October 2018 | by SumanShakyaSee all my reviews

Circumstances leading two brothers on the different sides of law has been a much contrived plot in Indian Movies, "Deewar," among the names to list. Well, "Gunga Jumna" is the predecessor in this theme. Given a rustic rural backdrop and Bhojpuri dialect, the film sparks in terms of art, storytelling, or performances. DIlip Kumar, Vaijyantimala, and Kanhaiyalal all make bravura performances. There are emotions and wit spread along, nuanced through the mesmerising cinematic frames the film creates. Abundance of songs and dances stretches the film a bit, but doesn't reduce the pleasure the film overall imparts. After "Mother India," it's a film which deserves to be archived for the pure Indianism the film tries to canvass.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4


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