Her name was Ganga – a symbol of innocence. She was a snake charmer by profession.
The innocent and tender love of Ganga and Thakur Kiran echoed from their souls.
But when Thakur Kiran came to Bombay for higher college education, his promises, his ideals, his moral values were all put to hard test. The hollow deafening noise of the big city almost drowned the eternal love songs he sang in his peaceful Himalayas.
Here he came face to face with today’s youth.
He came across youth who, with their sheer will and grit, could change the direction of storms. They were the pride of their country – they were the destiny of their motherland.
There was also another young group which had lost its moorings of life. The fear that the Satan of unemployment would one day eat them up, made them frustrated. To escape from life, they found false comfort and felt hopelessly protected in their smoky fortress of drink and drugs.
The outside powers kept their hawk eyes open, to make these frustrated youth nothing but slaves of drugs and sex, so that the future of this country may be crushed by this drug machinery.
The poisonous tentacles of the drug peddlers were also spread around Thakur Kiran. He bravely forced the onslaught for some time, but soon fell a prey to bad company and his citadel of moral values and sacred traditions crumbled down to dust. What he started as a causal experiment made him a slave of drink and drugs. Soon he fell into abysmal pit of life.
In his adventures in this new world, he came across a strayed young intellectual girl ‘Ragini’ who had been swept away by the tidal wave of western culture. Ragini was a burning charcoal, a symbol of lust.
He also met the cabaret girl ‘Malti’ who sold her golden body for a few silver coins, but her soul was as pure as the water of the Ganges.
Out of this clash of social and moral values, emerges a powerful drama of today’s young – JALTE BADAN.
Jalte Badan is a mirror of modern society.
Jalte Badan sets on fire the burning problems to today’s youth.
Jalte Badan is a clash of the old and the new.
Jalte Badan is a touching story of a sister’s nobility, a brother’s sacrifice and a mother’s helplessness.
Jalte Badan is the triumph of True Love.
What the Press Says:
“JALTE BADAN (Sizzling Bodies) takes up the present day, fast rising problem of drug addiction among the young and treats it on a serious and strong level”
“The scenes of hopeless addiction and resort to getting the costly drugs at any cost are very grippingly done"
“The film makes quite a strong indictment of the evil”
"The picture has a moral”
“Writer - Producer - Director Ramanand Sagar, in keeping with Sagar showmanship, tackles the burning problems of the day – “DOPE”
"Technically 'JALTE BADAN’ is lavishly mounted"
"JALTE BADAN" is a colourful entertainment"
CINE ADVANCE. Calcutta