Ganga (2006)

 ●  Bhojpuri ● 2 hrs 39 mins

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Educated and intelligent, Ganga lives a poor lifestyle with her parents in a small village in India. Shankar comes to her rescue while she is being molested, but ends up being temporarily crippled. One day while performing prayers along the river bank, she chastises Ranjit, the son of wealthy Thakur Vijay Singh. Vijay is impressed by Ganga and arranges their marriage. Shankar's mom approaches Ganga's parents, but is humiliated, as they do not want Ganga to marry a crippled man. Ganga agrees to marry Ranjit, but on the day of the wedding, Ranjit accuses her of having an affair with another man, and refuses to marry her. Shankar again comes to her rescue, gets the culprit to confess, with Ranjit apologizing and offering to marry her. But Ganga refuses, and instead gets married to Shankar, much to the chagrin of her dad, who refuses to bless this marriage. The marriage does take place, and Ganga moves in with Shankar and his family, consisting of his mom, paternal grandmother, brother, Vishnu, and his wife, Jugni. Ganga does not realize that she may have landed from the frying pan into the fire as Jugni does not approve of her, and together with Ranjit, will soon turn Ganga and Shankar's lives upside down.

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini

Crew: Abhishek Chhadha (Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 20 Oct 2006 (India)

Bhojpuri Name: गंगा

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Did you know? This is the first Bhojpuri film to have more than a 100 prints released in the first week. Read More
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as Thakur Vijay Singh
as Thakurain Savitri V. Singh
as Ranjit V. Singh
as Bajrangi
as Ganga
as Shankar




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24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope)
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: Gangotri (Bhojpuri)
Amitabh Bachchan only agreed to be part of this project due to his very long association with his makeup artist, Deepak Sawant who produced the film.

This is the first Bhojpuri film to have more than a 100 prints released in the first week.

Producer Deepak Sawant had initially approached 'Bhumika Chawla' for the lead role, as she was unable to provide any shooting dates, Nagma was signed.