Watch the classic dacoit saga 'Gunga Jumna'
Blockbuster hits like Deewar, Trishul amongst others from the 70’s revolve around ‘brothers at the opposite ends of law’ theme and it was thespian Dilip Kumar who initiated this trend with Gunga Jumna. Bringing alive its core proposition - ‘Woh Zamaana, Kare Deewana’ –
Zee Classic brings the ultimate dacoit saga 'Gunga Jumna' on Sunday, 14 June at 9 PM. The movie was Dilip Kumar’s debut as a writer and was a pioneer in bringing this theme to Indian cinema. The film is notable for its use of Bhojpuri dialect and its rustic setting which later was recognized as a textbook on acting for generations to come. Not many know that the movie has been an inspiration for legends like Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Hassan.
A self-confessed Dilip Kumar fan, Amitabh Bachchan had seen Gunga Jumna multiple times as a student in Allahabad only to study how a Pathan like Dilip played a villager from UP and spoke Bhojpuri so effortlessly.
The film features real life brothers Gunga (Dilip Kumar) and Jumna (Nasir Khan) in the title role and the story revolves around the poignancy of two brothers on opposite sides of the law. Gunga is an illiterate village peasant who works hard to educate his brother Jumna. Unfortunate incidences in Gunga’s life transform him to be a leader of dacoits with his ladylove Dhanno (Vyajayantimala) by his side. The film takes a dramatic turn when Jumna enters the village as a police officer and is pitted against his own blood who gave up everything so that Jumna could have a better future.
Grappling between his duty and his brother, will Jumna succeed in convincing Gunga to turn to the right side of law?
Tune-in to Zee Classic to catch the premiere of Gunga Jumna starring actor par excellence Dilip Kumar and Nasir Khan on Sunday, 14th June at 9 PM!
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