Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Infobox Film
name = Ram Teri Ganga Maili

caption =
director = Raj Kapoor
producer = Randhir Kapoor
eproducer =
aproducer =
writer = Raj Kapoor
V. P. Sathe
K. K. Singh
Jyoti Swaroop
starring = Rajiv Kapoor
Divya Rana
Saeed Jaffrey
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
music = Ravindra Jain
cinematography = Radhu Karmakar
editing = Raj Kapoor
distributor =
released = 25 July 1985
runtime = 178 min.
country = India
awards = Filmfare Best Movie Award
language = Hindi
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0152139

"Ram Teri Ganga Maili" (literally translated into English as "Rama your Ganga has become dirty") was a hit 1985 Bollywood movie made by directed by the legend, Raj Kapoor. This movie stars Mandakini and Rajiv Kapoor, son of the director-producer Raj Kapoor.

Many believe the success of the movie was due to Mandakini's great sex appeal. Despite this, the film is also noted for its music and popular dialogues.


This story's main character is a young man from Kolkata, visiting the mountains of Gangotri, falls in love with a girl who lives in the mountains. Their love continues as they get married. However, the main character must go back to the city because he has unfinished business. However, before leaving for Kolkata, he promised his wife that he will come back for her. Unfortunately, he never returned due to family barriers. The girl becomes mother of his child and finally she decides to search her husband. The girl, who is named Ganga, travels from Gangotri to Kolkata to find him (this is also the real path the Ganges river takes). On the way, she only meets sinful and bad people. Though she left Gangotri, innocent and clean (like the Ganges river), her journey has led her into the path of people who try to exploit her for her beauty.

Cultural allusions

According to Philip Lutgendorf [http://www.uiowa.edu/~incinema/RamTeriGM.html] , 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 in perhaps the 3rd or 2nd century BCE and then was reworked, some six hundred years later, by the poet Kalidasa."


# "Ram Teri ganga maili ho gayi papiyon ke paap dhote dhote (Ram your Ganga has become dirty washing the sins of sinners)"
# "Suno to ganga ye kya sunaye (Listen to what Ganges says)"
# "Husna Pahadon ka" - Describes the beauty of mountains .
# "Ek Radha ek Meera" - Describes two women, Radha and Mirabai, who at different times both loved the same form of God in the same relationship. Sung in a Bhajan style.
# "Sun sahiba sun, pyaar ki dhun (Listen sir listen, to the melody of love)" - Sung when Ganga is declaring her love for her future husband.

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title=Filmfare Award for Best Film
after= "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak" "(1988)"
(no award in 1986 and 1987)

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