8 user 1 critic

Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi (1988)

Gangaa Jamunaa and Saraswathi the most pious rivers, create a unique holy merger, popularly known as "Sangam". Likewise the characters of our story Gangaa Jamunaa and Saraswathi desire to ... See full summary »


Manmohan Desai


Sohel Don (additional dialogue), Kader Khan (dialogue) | 3 more credits »

Best of 2018: Top 10 Indian Movies

From Stree to Padman, we celebrate the top Indian movies of 2018, as rated by IMDb users. These movies range across Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu cinema.

See the full list


Learn more

More Like This 

Coolie I (1983)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A wealthy, but evil man named Zafar Khan, has fallen in love a girl named Salma and wants to marry her, but she and her father do not let him. Zafar is arrested for various crimes and is ... See full summary »

Directors: Manmohan Desai, Prayag Raj
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor
Mard (1985)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

British intelligence comes over to India and loot all its wealth and carry it over to there country. Once they were being challenge by a brave king name Raja Azaad Singh, one day he happen ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Amrita Singh, Nirupa Roy
Toofan I (1989)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Honest police officer Hanuman Prasad Singh lives like friend and family with a magician by the name of Ramesh Kumar. Hanuman's wife passes away after giving birth to male twin babies; upon ... See full summary »

Director: Ketan Desai
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Amrita Singh
Shahenshah (1988)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Vijay who is a corrupt officer by day, turns a vigilante by night in order to make the city crime free.

Director: Tinnu Anand
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rohini Hattangadi, Supriya Pathak
Naseeb (1981)
Action | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Naseeb, a story of destiny and fate, begins with a lottery ticket. A drunk who cannot pay his tab trades his 'winning' ticket to the waiter, Namdev (Pran), instead. Namdev decides to share ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Rishi Kapoor
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An ex-convict is bent on revenge against the people responsible for his wrongful imprisonment but is pit against his estranged son who is now a police officer.

Director: Bhagyaraj
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Jaya Prada
Desh Premee (1982)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Master Dinanath is an ex-freedom fighter. When he gets Thakur Pratap Singh arrested for arms smuggling, he has Master's wife Bharati and young daughter Priti kidnapped and also turns his ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Navin Nischol
Sharaabi (1984)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A workaholic businessman neglects his only son after his wife's death. The son grows up to be a rebellious alcoholic.

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Bharat Bhushan, Chandrashekhar
Suhaag (1979)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vikram has prospered in a life of crime and lives a hedonistic, self-indulgent lifestyle. When Durga, his wife gives birth to twins, he not only repudiates the children but discards his ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
Parvarish (1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A policeman adopts the son of a bandit. A misunderstanding leads the officer's own biological son to believe he is the bandit's son and he takes up a secret life of crime; meanwhile, the adopted son becomes an officer of the law.

Director: Manmohan Desai
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna
Khuda Gawah (1992)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Baadshah Khan falls in love with Benazir, a member of a rival clan who has defeated him in a game of buzkashi. Benazir will not marry him unless he brings back the head of her father's ... See full summary »

Director: Mukul Anand
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi, Nagarjuna Akkineni
Ajooba (1991)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The evil Vizier of Baharistan kills the royal family and takes power himself but the real crown prince, who has survived his machinations, returns to his homeland to avenge his parents as a masked vigilante 'Ajooba'.

Directors: Shashi Kapoor, Gennadiy Vasilev
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor


Complete credited cast:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Ganga Prasad
Mithun Chakraborty ... Shankar Qawaal
Jaya Prada ... Saraswathi (as Jaya Pradha)
Meenakshi Sheshadri ... Jamunaa
Nirupa Roy ... Bharati devi (Gangaa's mom)
Amrish Puri ... Thakur Hansraj Singh


Gangaa Jamunaa and Saraswathi the most pious rivers, create a unique holy merger, popularly known as "Sangam". Likewise the characters of our story Gangaa Jamunaa and Saraswathi desire to meet and merge in love of each other. Gangaa Jamunaa begin to love each other and pledge to become one, Saraswati silently loves Gangaa, and dedicates her life to him. However there are many, who would like to separate the happy lovers. There is Hansraj, who does it, and with the result Jamuna separates from Gangaa. Jamuna reaches Shanker's home, Shanker who already loved her becomes extremely happy finding Jamuna in his home. In the meantime Saraswati was about to come closer to Ganga. When Hansraj, who had earlier swindled the property of Ganga's father by illegal means wanted to get rid of the rightful owner Ganga, he got Ganga shot. Ganga was badly wounded and there was no hope of his survival. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Love as pure as sacred rivers...


Action | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

23 December 1988 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangaa, Jamuna, Saraswati See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Raam Raj Kalamandir's See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Goga Kapoor burning Mithun Chakraborthy's house was edited out of several DVD's released. See more »


Gangaa (Amitabh Bachchan) gets shot in the stomach, yet later on the blood stain on his bandage is on his chest. See more »


Referenced in Housefull 3 (2016) See more »


Chudhiyan Khanki
Performed by Sadhana Sargam
Music by Anu Malik
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Crocodiles, An Amnesiac Gypsy, A Virgin Prostitute, A Milk-Drinking Snake, A Truck Driver That 'Dances' Like Michael Jackson and much more of this...What's not to enjoy?
14 April 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

I have heard many negative reviews and also am aware of the fact that 'Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi' was a major flop during the year of its release. As a child, this was one of my favourite movies and I had the chance to revisit this one after about 17 years and I have got to say that I still find it entertaining but in a way that one would enjoy a campy film. It is so bad that it's good. While it holds nostalgic value for me, it is overall more enjoyable than other campy flicks of the time like the overrated 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Mard', 'Coolie' etc (all made by Manmohan Desai).

Let's go to the (well intended) good parts. Kader Khan's sharp witty dialogues are hilarious. It's a pity that he doesn't write for movies anymore as many films lack the necessary wit to charm the viewer. Secondly, the performances by Meenakshi Sheshadri, Jaya Prada and Mithun Chokroborty are brilliant. Sheshadri is incredibly beautiful and her Jamunaa is vivacious, charming and streetsmart. Her performance is very natural. Jaya Prada is wonderful as the virgin prostitute, I mean, virgin cabaret singer and dancer in a brothel (confused?) who doesn't dare to dream of getting married and living a decent respectable life with a husband. Chokroborty is a little loud at times but he is impressive when restrained and his unrequited love for Jamunaa is well displayed.

It was a welcome change to see Amitabh Bachchan (who was recognized at that time for his on screen angry-man image) a lot more mellow and laidback, even though he's a little too old for his role. Nirupa Roy was the formulaic mother. Amrish Puri is fun as Gangaa's evil maternal uncle.

The third strong point, is the beautiful locations. I miss watching those marvelous locales of India that one used to see in older movies. In contrast, nowadays most movies concern themselves either with showing the slums of India or the posh sights of America, Europe and whatever.

The music is of the foot-tapping and catchy sort and some of them have very good lyrics. I liked how 'Saajan Mera' and 'Churiyan Khanki' were visualized on the drop dead gorgeous Meenakshi Sheshadri. The movie's got quite a variety of songs: qawali, mujra, semi-bhangra, religious etc. 'Nachegi Saraswati' is another catchy song where of course one sees Jaya Prada dancing on a moving truck (this sequence is an example of one of the worst blue screen filters ever).

On the technical side, the special effects are abysmal and the cinematography is flat. The sound effects are poor and so is the lighting at times but it's a colourful movie and all of this adds to the campiness.

Aside the expected songs appearing out of nowhere, the random dishum dishum scenes and the gazillion coincidences, you have: Jaya Prada as a virgin prostitute dancing on a moving truck (as mentioned earlier), Amitabh Bachchan doing a Michael Jackson number (this one is laugh out loud material), Meenakshi Sheshadri banging her head on a rock and consequently losing her memory (amnesia being a required Manmohan Desai ingredient), Mithun Chokroborty and Amitabh Bachchan getting two year jail sentences because Amrish Puri had them arrested. Amitabh fighting with crocodiles and carrying one on his back, Meenakshi sleeping in an upside down bathtub, a feather that plays a rat, an unintentionally funny sex scene, a baby falling right inside a tire that rescues him from drowning, Amitabh stopping a fire with an axe, a milk drinking snake, a villain having his head eaten by a crocodile ...and so much more of such fun stuff...how could one not expect a cinematic adventure? :)

4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed