Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ganga Jamuna (1961)


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  • Ganga Jamuna (1961)

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     1== Ganga Jumna == 
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     31961 178’ col Hindi-Bhojpuri 
     4 
     5d Nitin Bose 
     6 
     7pc Citizens Films 
     8 
     9s/p Dilip 
     10Kumar dial Wajahat Mirza 
     11 
     12lyr Shakeel Badayuni c V. Babasaheb m Naushad 
     13 
     14lp Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Nasir Khan, 
     15Azra, Kanhaiyalal, Anwar Hussain, Nasir 
     16Hussain, S. Nazir, Leela Chitnis, Perveen Paul, 
     17Helen, Husn Bano, Ranjeet Sud, Khwaja Sabir, 
     18Amar, Bihari, Harun, Narbada Shankar, Fazlu, 
     19Ram Kumar, Akashdeep, Baby Aruna, Baby 
     20Naaz 
     21 
     22 
     23Dilip Kumar produced, wrote and starred in 
     24this story, shot in garish Technicolor, of two 
     25brothers on opposite sides of the law, Ganga 
     26(D. Kumar) and Jumna (played by D. Kumar’s 
     27real-life brother, N. Khan). Having been framed 
     28by a zamindar (A. Hussain) for a crime he did 
     29not commit, Ganga becomes a criminal living 
     30in the mountains with his girlfriend Dhanno 
     31(Vyjayanthimala). His brother, educated on 
     32Ganga’s money in the city, becomes a 
     33policeman. When years later Ganga is to 
     34become a father, he decides to return to the 
     35village to ask people’s forgiveness, but he has 
     36to face his righteous brother Jumna who shoots 
     37him dead. Dhanno also dies in the gun battle. 
     38This dacoit drama, resembling a cross between 
     3930s Hollywood gangster films and westerns, 
     40pioneered a widely copied action film formula 
     41(cf. Deewar, 1975). The most significant 
     42difference from the Hollywood stories is that 
     43the two main protagonists are brothers instead 
     44of ‘kids from the same block’ or ‘erstwhile 
     45bosom buddies’. Dilip Kumar uses Bhojpuri 
     46instead of Hindi to liberate himself from his 
     47usual, more restrained persona while at the 
     48same time equating naturalism with a distinct 
     49class attitude against which, in this film, he 
     50rebels. This strategy was later followed by e.g. 
     51Bachchan (Ganga Ki Saugandh, Don, both 
     521978). The songs Nain lad gayi re (sung by 
     53Mohammed Rafi), Do hanson ka joda, 
     54Dhoondo dhoondo re saajana and Na 
     55maanon re (sung by Lata Mangeshkar), were 
     56major hits though little can be said for their 
     57picturisation.