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Badrinath Dhaam (1980)

  • Release Date1980
  • GenreDevotional
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3991.45 metres
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-93560-MUM
  • Certificate Date13/06/1980
  • Shooting LocationBasant Studio, Essel Studio, Brindava Studio (Margaon)

In the region of Himalayas in Northern India BADRINATH DHAAM, the famous Temple of Lord Vishnu, is situated at a height of 10,000 feet. Thousands of pilgrims gather in this holy place every year with a desire to fulfil. It is said that sincere prayer at the feet of LORD BADRINATH, do not go unanswered.

In this HOLY place, in the temple of Badrinath Dhaam, before the feet of Lord Vishnu, two intimate friends Jwala Prasad and Shivcharan exchanged promises of the marriage of their minor daughter and son- Ganga and Sagar. Both Ganga and Sagar aware of their childhood bondage, dream of each other. However, fate had different ideas.

Jwalaprasad becomes millionaire after the death of his father and ultimately settles in the town leaving his native village forever. Years pass by and Shivcharan is in the same poor condition. Shivcharan approaches Jwalaprasad in the hope of setting the marriage between Ganga and Sagar. But power of wealth had changed Jwalaprasad completely.

With least hesitation, he turns down the request of his old friend Shivcharan using harsh words. Shivcharan could no more bear this insult and reaching his village he breathes his last. Shocked and bewildered, Sagar considers Ganga responsible for his father's death.  His lover for Ganga turns into hatred. Jwalaprasad tries to arrange his daughter's marriage with the son of a rich man. Ganga, symbol of idealism and Indian womanhood, is determined. Says Ganga, "Except Sagar I will not marry anyone else". Her father's warnings do not deter her from leaving all the wealth and property of her father's house. She reaches Sagar home with the help of Rangali. 

Sagar refuses to accept Ganga but his affection for his mother compels him to marry Ganga. Marriage does not change his hatred for her. Ganga is tortured immensely by all the members of Sagar's family. Finding no other way, frustrated Ganga decides to commit suicide, Narad appears on the scene and inspires her to go to Badrinath.

Same night soul of Shivcharan appears in the dream of Sagar whispering in his ears 'Ganga is innocent. You must accept her'. Sagar awakened and bewildered, with the blessings of his aged mother, leaves in search of Ganga.

Did Sagar and Ganga reunite? Could Ganga reach the Feet of Lord Badrinath? What hardships Ganga and Sagar had to undergo? Did the old mother see her son Sagar and Ganga reunited? What was the fate of Jwalaprasad? For your answers to these heart-racking questions see with your family the emotional drama in Santoshi Mata Picture's Socio-mythological film "BADRINATH DHAAM".

(From the official press booklet)



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