Ram Teri Ganga Maili: A Classic Hindi Film by Raj Kapoor
Ram Teri Ganga Maili (Your Ganga has become impure) is a 1985 Hindi film directed by Raj Kapoor, starring Rajeev Kapoor, Mandakini, Divya Rana and Saeed Jaffrey. It was the last film made by Raj Kapoor before his death in 1988. The film tells the story of Ganga, a young woman from Gangotri who falls in love with Naren, a wealthy man from Kolkata, and follows him to the city. However, she faces many hardships and challenges in her quest to reunite with her husband and give her son a good future.
The film is a musical romance that explores the themes of purity, innocence, corruption, exploitation and social injustice. The film features many memorable songs composed by Ravindra Jain, such as \"Ram Teri Ganga Maili Ho Gayi\", \"Ek Radha Ek Meera\", \"Sun Sahiba Sun\" and \"Tujhe Bulayen Yeh Meri Bahein\". The film was a huge commercial success and won seven Filmfare Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Music Director and Best Lyricist. The film also received critical acclaim for its cinematography, editing and performances.
Ram Teri Ganga Maili is considered to be one of the classic films of Indian cinema and a masterpiece by Raj Kapoor. The film is available for free download on Archive.org[^2^] and can also be watched on YouTube[^3^] or IMDb[^1^].
The film begins with a political rally on the banks of the Hooghly river in Kolkata, where Bhagwat Choudhary (played by Raza Murad) is campaigning for his party and promising to clean up the river. However, he is actually a corrupt and ruthless politician who has no regard for the environment or the people. He is also the father of Radha Choudhary (played by Divya Rana), who is engaged to Naren Sahay (played by Rajeev Kapoor), the son of Jeeva Sahay (played by Kulbhushan Kharbanda), a wealthy and influential businessman.
The film then shifts to Gangotri, where Ganga Singh (played by Mandakini) lives with her brother Karam (played by Sushma Seth). She is a simple and innocent girl who worships the river Ganga as her mother. She meets Naren, who has come to Gangotri with his college friends to study the source of the river and to collect some holy water for his grandmother. They fall in love and get married secretly on a full moon night. Naren promises to return soon and take her with him to Kolkata.
However, Naren gets delayed due to his father's illness and his grandmother's death. He also faces opposition from his father, who wants him to marry Radha. Meanwhile, Ganga gives birth to a son and faces many troubles in her village due to her beauty and her illegitimate child. She decides to go to Kolkata to find Naren and give her son a better life. On her way, she encounters many hardships and dangers. She is exploited by two women and a man at Rishikesh, molested by a pandit at Benaras, rescued by the police and given a ticket to Kolkata. She misses her train when she goes to get water for her baby and falls into the trap of Manilal (played by Kamaldeep), who pretends to be blind and takes her to a brothel run by Rajeshwaribai (played by Urmila Bhatt). aa16f39245