|Directed by||Vijay Singh|
|Produced by||Vijay Singh
|Music by||Vanraj Bhatia|
|January 1997 (India)
25 November 1998 (France)
23 June 2000 (UK)
|Language||Hindi with English / French subtitles.|
Jaya Ganga (French: Jaya, fille du Gange) is a feature film made by Paris-based Indian writer, filmmaker and screenplay writer Vijay Singh.
The film stars Asil Rais and Smriti Mishra as leads.
Based on Vijay Singh's first novel Jaya Ganga, In Search Of the River Goddess (French:Jaya Ganga, le Gange et son double) (Penguin Delhi/London 1985. Rupa & Co. Delhi 2005. Ramsay Paris 1985; Ginkgo éditeur Paris 2005), the film is shot on breathtaking locations across Northern India, including Gomukh, Gangotri, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Chunar, Benares, and also in Paris and Limours, France.
The film has been showcased at several major film festivals across the world.
It was first screened at the Montreal International Film Festival in the official competition category. Its first screening in India was at the 27th International Film Festival of India in New Delhi in January 1996, and it was later released in other cities in 1997. Its releases in India and Europe got it a lot of critical and commercial success. This was also the debut for its lead actress Smriti Mishra.
Constantly haunted by the fantasy of a woman called Jaya from Paris, he meets Zehra, a poet and a dancer on the banks of the River Ganges.
Zehra brings back the memory of Jaya and Nishant loses himself in her. Love takes over and he wants Zehra to be a part of his journey.
- Asil Rais - Nishant
- Smriti Mishra - Zehra
- Paula Klein - Jaya
- Vijay Singh- Sanjay
- Anupam Shyam - Bulldog
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