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“The great Indian cinema industry has been incorporating song and dance sequences around the story line to attract and entertain audiences.”

Read all about it here: http://narthaki.com/info/articles/art124.html

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 Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985),  (literally translated into English as “Rama your Ganges has become dirty”)  What a hot movie! For an indepth analysis please check out Philip’sfil-ums.

This is a story of a young man from Kolkata, who falls in love with a very innocent girl in mountains and marries her. Before leaving for Kolkata, he promised that he will come back to get her. Unfortunately, he never returned due to family barriers. The girl becomes mother of his child and finally she decides to search her husband. The girl, who is named Ganga, travels from Gangotri to Kolkata to find him (this is also the real path the Ganges river takes). On the way, she only meets sinful and bad people. Though she left Gangotri, innocent and clean (like the Ganges river), her journey has led her into the path of people who try to exploit her for her beauty.  Cultural allusions: The movie is an allegory that “synthesizes classical and mythic narrative, soft-core political and social commentary (here condemning the corruption of politicians and capitalists and championing the nascent environmental initiatives of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi). The narrative recapitulates the Abhijñānaśākuntalam story—that first appeared in the epic Mahabharata in perhaps the 3rd or 2nd century BCE and then was reworked, some six hundred years later, by the poet Kalidasa.” (wikipedia)

Watch “Ram Teri Ganga Maili Ho Gayi.”  “Rama Teri ganga maili ho gayi papiyon ke paap dhote dhote (Rama your Ganges has become dirty by cleaning the sins of sinful people)”

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