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Produced by  Raj Kapoor
Cinematography  Tara Dutt
Language  Hindi
7.3/10 IMDb

Directed by  Radhu Karmakar
Written by  Arjun Dev Rashk
Release date  1960 (India)
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Starring  Raj KapoorPadminiPran
Music by  Shankar JaikishanShailendra (lyrics)Hasrat Jaipuri(lyrics)
Awards  Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Cast  Raj Kapoor, Padmini, Pran, Lalita Pawar, Raj Mehra

Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai is a 1960 Hindi film directed by Radhu Karmakar and produced by Raj Kapoor. The film stars Kapoor, Pran and Padmini in lead roles. This was the first directorial venture of Karmakar who had previously been cinematographer for many of Kapoor's films. The film was declared "Hit" at the box office.


The team of Shankar Jaikishan composed the music for film, which includes the hit songs penned by Shailendra like "O Basanti Pawan Pagal", "Aa Ab Lout Chalen" and the title song of "Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai".


Raju (Raj Kapoor) is a poor, friendly orphan who wins his bread by singing songs. One day he sees an injured man and helps him. Later he is kidnapped by few bandits who mistake him to be an undercover policeman. It then turns out that the injured man he helped is the leader (Sardar) of this gang. The Sardar takes good care of Raju and treats him with honour. Sardar's daughter Kammo (Padmini) falls in love with Raju. Kammo and Sardar convince Raju of how they are good bandits who are making sure that wealth is equally distributed amongst people.

On one of the loots, Raju witnesses murder of newlywed couple. He decides to go to police and leaves the gang. One of the bandits, Raka (Pran), kills the Sardar and takes over; he and wishes to forcibly wed Kammo. When Raju tells all truth to police they decide to confront and kill the bandits. Raj begs police to not kill them, but is shunned. Raju is then posed in a dilemma of what to do and finds himself helpless when he sees police stooping just as low to stop crime.


  • Raj Kapoor as Raju
  • Padmini as Kammo
  • Pran as Raka
  • Chanchal as Bijli
  • Lalita Pawar as Mirabai
  • Raj Mehra as Police Superintendent
  • Ramayan Tiwari as Mirabai's Husband
  • Nana Palsikar as Tau
  • S.B. Nayampalli as Sardar
  • Sulochana Chatterjee as Police Superintendent's wife
  • Vishwa Mehra as Bhimu
  • Music

    Composed by Shankar Jaikishan, the film has classic songs penned by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri.


    The film won many prestigious awards at National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards. The film stood out at the 9th Filmfare Awards function by winning maximum (four) awards in various categories from eight nominations.

    National Film Awards
  • 1960: Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Hindi
  • Filmfare Awards
  • Won
  • Best Movie
  • Filmfare Best Actor for Raj Kapoor
  • Best Editing for G.G. Mayekar
  • Best Art Direction for M.R. Acharekar
  • Nominated
  • Best Actress for Padmini
  • Best Male Playback for Mukesh for the song "Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai"
  • Best Lyricist for Shailendra for the song "Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai"
  • Best Music Director for Shankar Jaikishan
  • Songs

    1Ham Bhi Hain Tum Bhi HoLata Mangeshkar - Mukesh - Geeta Dutt7:48
    2Hum Bhi Hain Tum Bhi Ho (Revival)Lata Mangeshkar - Mukesh - Manna Dey - 7:44
    3Begani Shadi Men Abdulla (Revival)Lata Mangeshkar - Mukesh3:30


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