Ganga Kii Dheej

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(Ganga Kii Dheej)
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A promotional logo image of "Ganga Kii Dheej".
Genre Drama
Written by Mahesh Pandey, Manish Paliwal, Nageen Mirza, Vandna Oberoi Sharma, Anupama Mishra & Prakriti Mukherjee
Directed by Anil V. Kumar
Creative director(s) Anil V. Kumar
Starring See below
Theme music composer 1
Opening theme "Ganga Kii Dheej" by ??
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 135
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Approx. 24 minutes
Release
Original network Sahara One
Picture format 720i, (SDTV)
Original release 15 November 2010 – 3 June 2011
External links
Website

Ganga Kii Dheej was an Indian television drama series which premiered on 15 November 2010 on Sahara One.[1] The story dealt with the ordeals faced by young unmarried women in a fictional village called Kaliganj in West Bengal.

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The story revolves around a young girl named Pakki in Kaliganj where all the girls are protected under strict survellience before they are married. This resutls in zero freedom of their own until marriage. But before they can start their married life, they must go through a test of purity (Ganga kii Dheej). The test is to find out if the girl is pure or not and if not, she has committed some sort of unpure thing or had an unpure thought in her life. This is carried out by Maha Mai, who asks that the bride to be to walk 25 steps holding her hand, while underwater. Sharmi, who is Pakki's friend makes it 24 steps before she cannot hold her breath any longer. Maha Mai calls her unpure and this makes Sharmi's father rage and throw a stone at Maha Mai, who in return gets Sharmi stoned as a punishment from the villagers and sent to Nark ki Dawar, where the unpure girls live their entire life and her family is shamed and never spoken to again. This religion turns out is a hoax to hide the real reason behind Ganga kii Dheej. DadaBhai who is the village head has joined hands with Maha Mai to prove all girls unpure and send them to his cottage in the Jungle so that he can take advantage of them and have fun and then send them off to their way out of the village. On the other side Pakki and her fiends run into Shivom in the temple where all the girls do pooja every morning. Not knowing about the rules, Shivom takes a picture of all the girls doing pooja and Paakhi freaks out and calls the brothers who escort the young girls to the temple. This results in Shivom getting beat and him blaming Paakhi for getting him hurt. After Shivom saves Paakhi's father's life, the two bump into each othr a couple of times and start to like each other. Dadabhai sees Paakhi running in the farms without her veil and decides that she is the girl to be married next. He plans with Maha Mai to get her married in the next 7 days so that she can be unsuccessful in Ganga kii Dheej and sent to him. Maha Mai convinces Paakhi's father to get his daughter married as she is of age now. she gives him one day and when he fails to do so Maha Mai finds a groom for them and her wedding is decided after 7 days. In the midst of this, Shivom finds out that the groom that has been decided is mentally disabled. When this is discovered all are worried because Paakhi's marriage has been broken so who will marry her now. On the other hand, Dadabhai is upset because he will not be able to meet Paakhi. Shivom decides to marry Paakhi and also that she will not go on the Ganga kii Dheej. He goes to the city and tells Paakhi he is going to stop this tradition forever and he will be back. Shivom send newsreporters to the place where Paakhi is to prove her purity. Maha Mai handles the situation and decides to give Paakhi the ultimat epurity test because of the reporters. She needs to hold a leaf in her hand filled with ganaga jaal and walk 25 steps along a stone path while being blindfolded and she must not spill even a drop of ganga jaal or she will be proved unpure. Again on the 24th step Paakhi fails. Shivom on the other hand gets kidnapped so he is unable to get to Paaakhi in time but Agantuk, Dadabhai'sson gets there just as they are aboutt to take Paakhi to Narak ki Dawar and marries her. He decided that he will also go with her. While in Narak Kii Dawar, Paakhi feels Sharmi is there but before she can be sure she and Aguntuk are taken back out of the jungle back home with respect because of circumstances. When Paakhi goes home to her in-laws no one is able to accept her except for her mother in law. Shivom escapes only to find out that Paakhi is already married.

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