Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswati

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Ganga Jamuna Saraswati
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Theatrical Poster
Directed by Manmohan Desai
Produced byS. Ramanathan
Written by Kader Khan
Anil Nagrath
Sohel Don
(dialogues)
Screenplay byK.K. Shukla
Story byPrayag Raj
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Mithun Chakraborty
Jaya Prada
Meenakshi Sheshadri
Nirupa Roy
Amrish Puri
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Pravin Bhatt
Edited byRaju Kapadia
Mangal Mistry
Production
company
Raasi Kalamandir
Release date
  • 23 December 1988 (1988-12-23)
Running time
187 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

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. Supporting cast includes Mithun Chakraborty, Amrish Puri, Nirupa Roy and Aruna Irani.

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The movie was released on 23 December 1988 to excellent collections which dropped following the negative reviews it received. India Today in January 1989 reported that by the second week collections in Mumbai area were ranging between 28 - 40% resulting in the film being declared a box office flop. but performed financially well in 90s Re runs [1]

Plot

Thakur Hansraj (Amrish Puri) is a greedy man who kills his brother-in-law, takes the signature of his sister Bharati Devi (Nirupa Roy) on property papers under a false pretext and takes control of her property. Bharati Devi's son, Ganga (Amitabh Bachchan) having taken a pledge to avenge the wrong done to his family, ends up becoming a truck driver.

One day Jamuna (Meenakshi Sheshadri) jumps into his truck one day to save herself from a goon who is after her. Ganga is forced to stop the truck due to a road block. When it starts raining, Ganga ends up going to a nearby lodge to take shelter, pretending he and Jamuna are a couple. The next day, when the goon returns to take Jamuna away forcibly, Ganga gets into a fight with him. When Jamuna falls in deep ice, in the process of providing her with jism ki garmi, he ends up having sex with her. Ganga is arrested for beating up Thakur's son and is jailed for two years. When he returns, Thakur sends his aides to kill him. A blast takes place at the bridge and Jamuna falls into the river along with her child. Ganga saves his child but cannot find Jamuna.

Jamuna, who loses her memory from the fall, ends up reaching the home of singer Shankar (Mithun Chakraborty), who recognizes her from a qawwali performance she had performed, and falls in love with her. Ganga takes the help of Saraswati (Jayaprada) to take care of his son, and she ends up falling in love with him. The remainder of the movie deals with how Ganga and Jamuna reunite, and the roles played by Saraswati and Shankar, not to forget Ganga's mission to exact revenge on his Thakur uncle.

Cast

Music

The overall music director for the film was Anu Malik and the lyricist was Indeevar and Prayaag Raj, The song "Tere dar ko chod chale" was originally sung by Maqbool Ahmed Sabri who was un - credited for the song, and was later re - recorded in the voice of Pankaj udhas [2]

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

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References

  1. "Amitabh Bachchans future looks uncertain as Ganga Jamuna Saraswati bombs".
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMoJxCSFQ5w