Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai

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Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai - Incredible India and its purifying nature

Raj Mehra
Lalita Pawar
Pran
Padmini
Raj Kapoor
Nana Palsikar

Released On : 1960-08-01

Incredible India and its purifying essence are the subjects of this incredible film. A masterpiece that is years ahead of its time in Bollywood cinema. Radhu Karmarkar, a successful cinematographer of the 1940s and 1950s, directed only one film in his career, but it was enough to make his name immortal. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai is a tale about modern Indian culture and nature, in which even impure things are given the opportunity to be purified. Raju, a naive poet, is introduced to the dacoit tribe and learns about their sins. Then he tries to make them into good people, but is it really that simple? The film shows how hard he had to work for this and how it sends a long-lasting message to society about Incredible India and its promising future. The film has a long runtime of about 174 minutes, and it is packed with amazing conflicts, each with its own set of rich material.

Normally, it takes me a long time to know that a film is going to be a classic; in some instances, I have to wait until the end to realize it, but after the first 30 minutes of Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hai, I was convinced that this film will be a masterpiece by the end. It held my attention throughout and gave me fun pushes every 15 minutes or Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai.

The screenplay deserves praise because it covers a wide range of topics, including human nature's tendency to be naive, spoiled, and balanced at times, love, feminism, lower-caste problems, the Indian legal system, and so on. I don't recall any other film from the time period discussing so many topics in one story, putting Jis Desh Me Ganga Rehti Hai ahead of its contemporaries.

If I had seen this film in 1961, the message would have remained with me for at least four decades, and Indian society would have changed dramatically in the twenty-first century. Raj Kapoor portrays the innocent guy with childlike innocence and compassion. He speaks in such a straightforward manner, walks in such a naive manner, and persuades the audience to assume that anyone like this might exist in real life. Padmini looks stunning, dances well, and makes an excellent partner for Raj Kapoor.

Pran is convincing in his villainous role of cruelty and violence, and Lalita Pawar is excellent in hers. There are a lot of chartbusters and soulful numbers in the film's soundtrack. The title track is a true work of art. Every time it appears on screen, both lyrically and musically, it works and brings soul to that particular scene. The rest of the songs are fun in their own right. The cinematography and dialogue are excellent. One of the finest films in Raj Kapoor's illustrious filmography. That's what there is to it. Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti is very similar to his earlier work 'Jagtey Raho,' which characterized Art cinema into mainstream Bollywood films, and it also has commercial elements. A WORK OF ART!

Jareena 3 months ago

incredible india and its purifying essence are the subjects of this incredible film.

Strongest Avenger 3 months ago

the screenplay deserves praise because it covers a wide range of topics, including human nature's tendency to be naive, spoiled, and balanced at times, love, feminism, lower-caste problems, the indian legal system, and so on. i don't recall any other film from the time period discussing so many topics in one story, putting jis desh me ganga rehti hai ahead of its contemporaries.

Omkar 3 months ago

covers a wide range of topics, including human nature's tendency to be naive, spoiled, and balanced at times, love, feminism, lower-caste

Jay Patidar 3 months ago

incredible india and its purifying essence are the subjects of this incredible film.

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