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Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)

In order to give her son a good future, Ganga sets out on a journey to Kolkata to find her husband who left her.


Raj Kapoor


Raj Kapoor (story), V.P. Sathe (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajiv Kapoor ... Narendra "Naren" Sahay
Mandakini ... Ganga Singh
Divya Rana Divya Rana ... Radha B. Choudhary
Saeed Jaffrey ... Kunj Bihari (as Saeed Jaffry)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Jeeva Sahay
Raza Murad ... Bhagwat Choudhary
Sushma Seth ... Mrs. Sahay (as Shushma Seth)
Trilok Kapoor ... Professor
Krishan Dhawan Krishan Dhawan ... Manilal
Vishwa Mehra Vishwa Mehra ... Postbabu (as Wishwa Mehra)
Urmila Bhatt ... Rajeshwaribai
Gita Siddharth ... Mrs. J. Sahai
A.K. Hangal ... Brij Kishore
Gautam Sarin ... Naren's fellow student
Monty Nath ... Naren's fellow student who lost his watch (as Monty)


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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Drama | Musical | Romance


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Jyotsna Singh of Vishwatma fame auditioned for the film. Raj Kapoor spotted her in Delhi and told her to come to Mumbai. The screen test did not work out. See more »


Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Akshay Kumar - Holiday (2014) See more »

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Loved Mandakini for the Right reasons
18 November 2013 | by abd_muminSee all my reviews

Mandakini Mandakini Mandakini. That's why the film gets a 9 for me. The Movie is a bit nice yet a bit silly. Raj Kapoor directed this film well and did a fab job. The Lead Actor tries his best but some people just don't suit as a actor.

Best thing about this film is the introduction of the beauty cutie pie Mandakini. Its a shame she did not get more famous in Bollywood as she deserved. She was good in this movie, well acted, I felt sorry for her character but I cannot deny she was sexy at the same time.

The wet sari nude scene and breast feeding scene caused a stir but most men did not complain as deep down they just watched it over and over again secretly. As you can see from my header, loved her for the right reasons, ahem. yes I am not modest. Getting jiggy with it.

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Release Date:

25 July 1985 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

God, Your River is Tainted See more »

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India See more »

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R.K. Films Ltd. See more »
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