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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 »

Director:

Raj Kapoor

Writers:

Raj Kapoor (story), V.P. Sathe (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 Monty Nath ... Naren's fellow student who lost his watch (as Monty)
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

25 July 1985 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

God, Your River is Tainted See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India See more »

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Production Co:

R.K. Films Ltd. See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Raj Kapoor thought of casting Poonam Dhillon in the film but Randhir Kapoor rejected the idea. Randhir stated Poonam harassed Ramesh Behl during the making of Yeh Vaada Raha,so she was a bad choice. Poonam denied the story and stated that Raj Kapoor spoke to her about the role but told her he wanted a new girl . See more »

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a movie ahead of its time...in terms of sex in Indian cinema
17 May 2006 | by bishavbhogalSee all my reviews

this movie could be called a typical Indian love story...rich boy poor girl, cannot marry! but at the time of the release created a lot of controversy simply because of the sexual content in the movie.

simple acts such as a mother breast feeding her baby were frowned upon which showed that the Indian public was not ready for such boldness just yet. in another scene the lead actress was shown bathing under a waterfall...in a flimsy white sari and nothing underneath. this was typical of the director Raj Kapoor who wanted his actresses to look glamorous i.e. sex symbols.

I will not take anything away from the movie in terms of acting as every one did a superb job.


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