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Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai

Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai
File:Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai Hindi film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Radhu Karmakar
Produced by Raj Kapoor
Written by Arjun Dev Rashk
Starring Raj Kapoor
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Shailendra (lyrics)
Hasrat Jaipuri(lyrics)
Cinematography Tara Dutt
Editing by G. G. Mayekar
Release date(s) 1960
Running time 167 min
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office INR 2,00,00,000[1]

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. This was the first directorial venture of Karmakar who had previously been cinematographer for many of Kapoor's films. The film was declared "Hit" at the box office.[1]

The team of Shankar Jaikishan composed the music for film, which includes the hit songs penned by Shailendra like "O Basanti Pawan Pagal", "Aa Ab Lout Chalen" and the title song of "Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai".


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.


  • Raj Kapoor as Raju
  • Padmini as Kammo
  • Pran as Raka
  • Chanchal as Bijli
  • Lalita Pawar as Mirabai
  • Raj Mehra as Police Superintendent
  • Ramayan Tiwari as Mirabai's Husband
  • Nana Palsikar as Tau
  • S.B. Nayampalli as Sardar
  • Sulochana Chatterjee as Police Superintendent's wife
  • Vishwa Mehra as Bhimu


Composed by Shankar Jaikishan, the film has classic songs penned by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri.

No. TitleSinger(s) Length
1. "Mera Naam Raju"  Mukesh 03:10
2. "Kya Hua, Yeh Mujhe Kya Hua"  Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle  
3. "Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai"  Mukesh 04:13
4. "Ho Maine Pyar Kiya"  Lata Mangeshkar  
5. "Hum Bhi Hain, Tum Bhi Ho"  Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh 07:35
6. "Begaane Shaadi Mein Abdullah Diwana"  Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh 03:29
7. "O Basanti, Pawan Pagal"  Lata Mangeshkar 03:52
8. "Pyar Kar Le"  Mukesh  
9. "Aa Ab Laut Chalen"  Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar 04:15


The film bagged 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
Filmfare Awards


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

Template:National Film Award Best Feature Film Hindi Template:FilmfareAwardBestFilm 1954–1970

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