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Genre  Drama, Musical, Romance
Music director  Ravindra Jain
Country  India
6.7/10 IMDb

Director  Raj Kapoor
Release date  July 25, 1985 (India)
Duration  
Language  Hindi
In the movie poster of Ram Teri Ganga Maili 1985, in the middle, is the movie title Ram Teri Ganga Maili in Indian language, on the top left Mandakini is serious, looking at her left side, breastfeeding a baby with a black shirt and shorts while holding it re building, on the left middle is a silhouette of two people in a swith her right arm, left arm widespread holding a yellow cloth while sitting, has long black hair wearing a necklace, yellow top and orange bottom indian dress. At the top right is an Indian architectunowy mountain with rocks, at the right middle is Mandakini is serious, her lips touching Rajiv Kapoor’s nose while her right hand on top of his shoulder, has long black hair, wearing a brown cloth over her hair, big silver earrings, necklace, silver bracelets on her right hand, and a purple and brown long sleeve, next to her is Rajiv Kapoor, is serious, eyes closed, has black hair wearing a brown cap with white and brown feather brush and a brown jacket, on the left bottom an 18+ in a red circle, From bottom left Raza Murad is serious while standing, left hand up closed, has gray hair and mustache wearing a brown shirt with white sleeves and a white cloth over his clothes, 2nd from bottom left is Saeed Jaffrey serious with his grumpy eyes has gray hair and mustache wearing a white top,  at the right side, Kulbhushan Kharbanda is serious, standing while his hands on his pocket, has black hair, mustache, wearing a white collar shirt with blue tie and a light blue coat.

Release date  25 July 1985
Writer  Raj Kapoor (story), V.P. Sathe (screenplay), K.K. Singh (dialogue), K.K. Singh (screenplay), Jyoti Swaroop (screenplay)
Songs  Ek Dukhiyari Kahe
Cast  Saeed Jaffrey (Kunj Bihari (as Saeed Jaffry)), Saeed Jaffrey (Radha B. Choudhary), Kulbhushan Kharbanda (Jeeva Sahay), Kulbhushan Kharbanda (Narendra "Naren" Sahay)

Similar  Bobby (1973 film), Prem Rog, Henna (film)

Ram Teri Ganga Maili Ho Gayee - Title Song | Rajiv Kapoor & Mandakini | Lata Mangeshkar


Ram Teri Ganga Maili (literal translation: Ram, Your Ganga's Become Impure) is a 1985 Bollywood film directed by actor-director Raj Kapoor. The movie stars Mandakini and Rajiv Kapoor, son of Raj Kapoor. It was Raj Kapoor's last film. The film became a "Blockbuster" at the box office and went on to be the highest grossing Hindi film of 1985. The music director Ravindra Jain received a Filmfare Award for this film. The storyline of the film is somewhat similar to Pakeezah. The film became very controversial because of Mandakini's bold scenes of breastfeeding and bathing in a transparent saree, which wasn't something the conservative Indian Censor Board allowed at that point in time.

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In the movie scene of  Ram Teri Ganga Maili 1985,  on the top Mandakini is serious, her lips kissing Rajiv Kapoor’s nose, has long black hair, wearing a brown cloth over her hair, big silver earrings, necklace, a purple and brown long sleeve, next to her is Rajiv Kapoor, serious, eyes closed, has black hair wearing a brown cap with white and brown feather brush and a brown jacket, at the bottom Mandakini is smiling, has black hair brown eyes wearing a nose piercing, silver earrings, necklace, red checkered cloth over her head and gray top, on the left is the movie title Ram Teri Ganga Maili in yellow color font,

Plot

In the movie scene of  Ram Teri Ganga Maili 1985, Mandakini is smiling, standing in the middle with a river behind her, posing with her right hand up behind her head,  has black hair brown eyes wearing a nose piercing, gold earrings, gold necklace, gold bracelets on her right hand, red cloth over her head and red checkered long sleeve dress.

Ganga lives in 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 grandmother. Both are attracted to each other, and on the next Puran Mashi get married, and spend the night together. 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 as 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 from whom she 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 Manilal who feigns blindness and lures her to a brothel near Banaras, where she is forced to stay so that she can provide for her son. It is here that she is introduced to powerful politician, Bhagwat Choudhary, who pays a hefty sum and asks Manilal to bring Ganga to Calcutta where he intends to keep her as his and Jeeva Sahay's mistress. What Ganga does not know is that Bhagwat's daughter, Radha, is Narendra's bride-to-be; that Jeeva is none other than Narendra's father, and that soon she will be asked to dance at his wedding reception.

Cast

In the movie scene of  Ram Teri Ganga Maili 1985, on the left Mandakini is serious, her lips touching Rajiv Kapoor’s nose while her right hand on top of his shoulder, has long black hair, wearing a brown cloth over her hair, big silver earrings, necklace, silver bracelets, and a purple long sleeve, next to her is Rajiv Kapoor, serious, eyes looking at Mandakini’s eyes, has black hair wearing a brown cap with white and brown feather brush and a brown jacket. In the middle Rajiv Kapoor (left) is serious, lying on the bed with Mandakini (right) his hand on top of Mandakini and head on her breast, naked, has black hair, in his right is Mandakini is serious, lying on the bed covered in black bedsheet naked, right arm at the back and hands on the shoulder, has black hair, wearing an Indian accessory on her forehead. On the bottom right, Mandakini is worried, sitting while her left arm carrying the baby in a white cloth, her right arm over the cheek of the baby, has black hair wearing a cleavage showing long sleeve printed dress, a brown and orange beads necklace and a red one along with a silver bracelet. with the movie title Ram Teri Ganga Maili in yellow font color.

  • Rajiv Kapoor as Narendra "Naren" Sahay
  • Mandakini as Ganga
  • Divya Rana as Radha B. Choudhary
  • Sushma Seth as Dadimaa
  • Saeed Jaffrey as Kunj Bihari
  • Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Jeeva Sahay
  • Raza Murad as Bhagwat Choudhary
  • Geeta Siddharth as Mrs. Sahay
  • Trilok Kapoor as Professor
  • Krishan Dhawan as Manilal
  • Vishwa Mehra as Postbabu
  • Urmila Bhatt as Tajeshwaribai
  • Gita Siddharth as Mrs. J. Sahai
  • A.K. Hangal as Brij Kishore
  • Gautam Sarin as Naren's fellow student
  • Monty Nath as Naren's fellow student who lost his watch
  • Kamaldeep as Chamanlal
  • Tom Alter as Karam Singh (Ganga's elder brother)
  • Cultural allusions

    According to Philip Lutgendorf, the movie is an allegory that "synthesizes classical and mythic narrative, soft-core political and social commentary (here condemning the corruption of politicians and capitalists and championing the nascent environmental initiatives of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi). The narrative recapitulates the Abhijñānaśākuntalam story that first appeared in the epic Mahabharata and then was reworked, some six hundred years later, by the poet Kalidasa."

    In the movie scene of  Ram Teri Ganga Maili 1985, on the left Mandakini is serious, her lips touching Rajiv Kapoor’s nose while her right hand is on top of his shoulder, has long black hair, wearing a brown cloth over her hair, big silver earrings, necklace, silver bracelets, and a purple long sleeve, next to her is Rajiv Kapoor, serious, eyes looking at Mandakini’s eyes, has black hair wearing a brown cap with white and brown feather brush and a brown jacket, at the right Mandakini is happy, mouth half open, with her both hands up and palm up, has black hair tied up, wearing nose piercing, and a white wet Saree that can see through her breast, and shorts.

    The final song sequence "Ek Radha ek Meera" brings Raj Kappor's personal experiences with filmdom and reality. This song sequence is the climax of the plot where the bride-to-be is face-to-face with the other "saut", the culturally "polluted" dancer who has made that journey from the pure source of the Himalayas to the ever-flowing and ever-absorbing Ganges with all of the human impurities. It also differentiates between the love of Radha and Meera and reconnects the movie back to the Krishna Leelas.

    In the movie scene of  Ram Teri Ganga Maili 1985, Mandakini is serious, standing in the middle with Indian architecture buildings behind her, has black hair and a bindi on her forehead, wearing a maang tikka on her forehead, long gold earrings, gold necklace, red and gold bracelets, rings on her right hand, and a red dress.

    The movie was a hit, and it earned Mandakini a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. The film also caused a stir because of two scenes: one in which Mandakini bathes under a waterfall wearing only a flimsy white saree through which her breasts are clearly visible and another in which she is shown breast-feeding a child. Some critics claimed that the scenes were vulgar and exploitative, and were used to get around the Censor Board's stringent rules against nudity. Kapoor, as usual, defended the inclusion of the scenes stating that they were tasteful.

    Awards

    In the movie scene of  Ram Teri Ganga Maili 1985, Mandakini is smiling, standing in the middle with leaves in front and a river behind her, right hand under her right jaw,  has black hair, brown eyes, wearing a nose piercing, gold earrings, gold ring, necklace, gold bracelets in her right hand, red cloth over her head and red long sleeve dress with white dots.

    The film won five Filmfare Awards.

  • Best Film
  • Best Art Director - Suresh Sawant
  • Best Director - Raj Kapoor
  • Best Editor - Raj Kapoor
  • Best Music Director - Ravindra Jain
  • Songs

    Audio: HMV, Music and Lyrics: Ravindra Jain, except 5 and 9

    1. "Ek Dukhiyari Kahe" - Lata Mangeshkar
    2. "Ek Radha Ek Meera" - Lata Mangeshkar
    3. "Husn Pahadon Ka" - Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar
    4. "Ram Teri Ganga Maili Ho Gayee - Part 1" - Suresh Wadkar
    5. "Sun Sahiba Sun" - Lata Mangeshkar; Lyrics - Hasrat Jaipuri
    6. "Tujhe Bulayen Yeh Meri Bahen" - Lata Mangeshkar
    7. "Yaara O Yaara" - Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar
    8. "Ram Teri Ganga Maili Ho Gayee - Part 2" - Suresh Wadkar
    9. "Main Hi Main Hoon -Suresh Wadkar; Lyrics - Amir Qazalbash

    References

    Ram Teri Ganga Maili Wikipedia
    Ram Teri Ganga Maili IMDbRam Teri Ganga Maili Rotten TomatoesRam Teri Ganga Maili themoviedb.org