Do Boond Pani

Do Boond Pani, India, 15 January 1971

Ganga Singh (Jalal Agha), newly married to Gauri (Simi Garewal), brings his wife to his village where he lives with his father Hari Singh (Sajjan), and sister Sonki (Madhu Chanda). The village is suffering from drought and villagers have to travel a long distance to get water. Ganga Singh hears of a dam being constructed and leaves his wife to join in the building of it. His family goes through misfortunes, with his father dying and his sister being raped by the dacoit Mangal Singh. Ganga himself dies preventing a disaster at the dam. The dam is eventually built bringing greenery to an arid region. His wife bears a son and lives on in the village.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 141 Minutes
  • Director: K. A. Abbas
  • Awards: Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration


Do Boond Pani (Two Drops of Water) is a 1971 Hindi social drama film produced and directed by K. A. Abbas. Made under the "Naya Sansar" banner; the story, screenplay and dialogues were by K. A. Abbas, with additional dialogues by Inder Raj Anand. The music was composed by Jaidev. The cast included Simi, Jalal Agha, Madhu Chanda, and was the debut film of actor Kiran Kumar. The film won the Best Feature film on National integration.

Set Against the backdrop of Rajasthan, the film focused on the scarcity of water, and the eventual building of a dam. Ganga Singh (Jalal Agha) goes to work on the dam but loses his life leaving behind his widow and a young son in the village.[5] His sacrifice helps transform the desert land into a fertile area with the dam being called Ganga Sagar dam.