Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswati

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Ganga Jamuna
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Theatrical Poster
Directed by Manmohan Desai
Produced by S. Ramanathan
Written by Dialogue: Kader Khan, Sohel Don, Anil Nagrath
Screenplay by K.K. Shukla
Story by Prayag Raj
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Mithun Chakraborty
Meenakshi Sheshadri
Jaya Prada
Nirupa Roy
Amrish Puri
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Pravin Bhatt
Release date
23 December 1988
Running time
187 minutes
Language Hindi
Budget

Rs 10

crores

Ganga Jamuna Saraswati is 1988 Hindi film directed by Manmohan Desai, financed by Harakh Chand Nahata, produced by S. Ramanathan and starring Amitabh Bachchan as Ganga, Meenakshi Sheshadri as Jamuna, and Jaya Prada as Saraswati. Other cast includes Mithun Chakraborty, Amrish Puri, Nirupa Roy and Aruna Irani. The movie was released on 23 December 1988 and did badly on the box office. India Today in January, 1989 reported that by the second week collections in Mumbai area were ranging between 28 - 40%.[1]

It was Manmohan Desai's last film as a director.

Plot[edit]

Thakur Hansraj (Amrish Puri) is a greedy man who kills his brother-in-law to fulfill his greed. Using false means, he takes the signature of his sister Bharati Devi (Nirupa Roy) on the property papers taking control of the entire property. Bharati Devi's son, Ganga (Amitabh Bachchan) takes a pledge that he will one day avenge the wrong done to his family.

Ganga becomes a truck driver who transports goods. Jamuna (Meenakshi Sheshadri) jumps on the truck one day to save herself from a goon who is after her. Ganga has to stop the truck as the road ahead is blocked. It starts raining heavily and the only place nearby is a lodge for couples on their honeymoon. Ganga who has discovered Jamuna, decides to go there to take shelter with Jamuna pretending they are a couple. The next day, when the same goon returns to take Jamuna away forcibly, Ganga fights him. Jamuna falls in deep ice and there is no fire nearby to save her life. In the process of providing Jamuna with body heat, they end up having sex.

Ganga is arrested for beating up Thakur's son and is jailed for two years. When he returns, Thakur sends his person to kill him. A blast takes place at the bridge and Jamuna and their child fall into the river. Ganga gets hold of his child but cannot find Jamuna. Jamuna loses her memory, but reaches the home of singer Shankar (Mithun Chakraborty) who fell in love with her the first time he saw her during one of his qawaali programmes. Meanwhile, a girl Saraswati (Jayaprada) emerges, who loves Ganga. The remainder of the movie deals with how Ganga and Jamuna reunite, the roles played by Saraswati and Shankar, and how Ganga exacts his revenge from Thakur.

Music[edit]

The overall music director for the film was Anu Malik and lyricist was Prayag Raj except for two songs which were written by Indeevar[2]

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Tere Dar Ko Chhod Chaley" Pankaj Udhas  
2. "Saajan Mera Us Paar Hai" Lata Mangeshkar  
3. "Naachegi Saraswati Gaayegi Saraswati (Lyrics: Indeevar)" Lata Mangeshkar  
4. "Ganga Aaja" Lata Mangeshkar  
5. "Ek Ek Ho Jaye Phir Ghar Chale Jaana" Kishore Kumar, Pankaj Udhas  
6. "Disco Bhangra Ho Disco Bhangra (Lyrics: Indeevar)" Mohammad Aziz  
7. "Chudiya Khanaki Khankaane Waale Aa Gaye" Sadhana Sargam  
8. "Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi" Suresh Wadkar  
9. "Pati Parmeshwar Ke Siva" Lata Mangeshkar  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amitabh Bachchans future looks uncertain as Ganga Jamuna Saraswati bombs". 
  2. ^ HindiLyrics.Net. "Lyrics of Ganga Jamuna Saraswati (1988) Movie in Hindi". www.hindilyrics.net. 

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