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movie screening "JIS DESH MEIN GANGA BEHTI HAI" under 'MJCollege Film Appreciation Club'

At SOHAM Knowledge Centre, Library Building, M.J.College, Jalgaon

Date:  Friday, 04-08-2017 

Time: 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM

Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai is a 1960 Hindi film directed by Radhu Karmakar and produced by Raj Kapoor. The film stars Kapoor, Pran and Padmini in lead roles.

Plot : Raju (Raj Kapoor) is a poor, friendly orphan who wins his bread by singing songs. One day he sees an injured man and helps him. Later he is kidnapped by few bandits who mistake him to be an undercover policeman. It then turns out that the injured man he helped is the leader (Sardar) of this gang. The Sardar takes good care of Raju and treats him with honour. Sardar's daughter Kammo (Padmini) falls in love with Raju. Kammo and Sardar convince Raju of how they are good bandits who are making sure that wealth is equally distributed amongst people.

On one of the loots, Raju witnesses murder of newlywed couple. He decides to go to police and leaves the gang. One of the bandits, Raka (Pran), kills the Sardar and takes over; he and wishes to forcibly wed Kammo. When Raju tells all truth to police they decide to confront and kill the bandits. Raj begs police to not kill them, but is shunned. Raju is then posed in a dilemma of what to do and finds himself helpless when he sees police stooping just as low to stop crime.

Awards: The film won many prestigious awards at National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards. The film stood out at the 9th Filmfare Awards function by winning maximum (four) awards in various categories from eight nominations.

National Film Awards

1960: Certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Hindi

Filmfare Awards


Best Movie

  1. Filmfare Best Actor for Raj Kapoor
  2. Best Editing for G.G. Mayekar
  3. Best Art Direction for M.R. Acharekar


  1. Best Actress for Padmini
  2. Best Male Playback for Mukesh for the song "Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai"
  3. Best Lyricist for Shailendra for the song "Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai"
  4. Best Music Director for Shankar Jaikishan

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