Junglee

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This article is about the 1961 film. For the 2009 film, see Junglee (2009 film). For the website, see Junglee.com.
Junglee
Junglee 1961 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Subodh Mukherjee
Produced by Subodh Mukherjee
Written by Agha Jani (dialogue)
Subodh Mukherjee (screenplay/story)
Starring Shammi Kapoor
Saira Banu
Shashikala
Music by Shankar-Jaikishan
Cinematography N. V. Srinivas
Edited by V. K. Naik
Release dates
  • 1 January 1961 (1961-01-01)
Running time 150 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Junglee (English: "Wild" or "Ill-Mannered") is a 1961 Indian movie produced and directed by Subodh Mukherjee. The music is by Shankar Jaikishan and the lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Lalita Pawar, Shashikala, Anoop Kumar and Asit Sen. Saira Banu, in her debut film, earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress.[1]

The movie was a lighthearted musical. Box Office India calls the film a "superhit" with a nett gross of INR 1,75,00,000.[2] The song "Yahoo! Chahe Mujhe Koi Junglee Kahen" was choreographed by P.L. Raj.[3] The film was remade into Telugu as "Saradaa Ramudu" (1980) starring N.T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha.[4]

Plot[edit]

Chandrashekhar (Shammi Kapoor), or Shekhar as he is called now, belongs to an aristocratic family, who believe laughter is a sign of belonging to the lower class, and as a result laughter is not encouraged in the household, run by Shekhar's domineering mother (Lalita Pawar). In this household the only one who dares to laugh and enjoy life is Shekhar's sister Mala (Shashikala), who also dares to love Jeevan (Anoop Kumar). Things change when their mother finds out about Mala's indiscretions, and asks Shekhar to take her away from their home, to distant and scenic Kashmir, for a while. She instructs Shekhar to get married to a girl from a princely family. When Shekhar and Mala go to Kashmir, they meet with beautiful Rajkumari (Saira Banoo). And after being stranded with her for a few nights during a snowstorm, he realizes what he has been missing, and becomes a care-free man in love. This change is welcomed by Mala, but not by their mother. To make matters worse, Rajkumari does not belong to a princely family, and Shekhar knows that his mother will never approve of his marrying her.

Cast[edit]

  • Shammi Kapoor ... Chandra Shekhar kapoor
  • Saira Banu ... Rajkumari (as Saira Banoo)
  • Shashikala ... Mala (as ShashiKala)
  • Anoop Kumar ... Jeevan
  • Lalita Pawar ... Shekhar's Mother
  • Azra ... Rajkumari the Princess
  • Moni Chatterjee ... Doctor (Raj's Father) (as Moni Chatterji)
  • Asit Sen ... Doctor Uncle
  • Rajan Haksar ... The Princess' Brother (as Rajen Haksar)
  • Shivraj ... Manager
  • Helen ... Miss Suku

Soundtrack[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Kashmir Ki Kali Hoon Main" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Nain Tumhare Mazedar" Mukesh, Asha Bhonsle
3 "Ehsan Tera Hoga Mujh Par" Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Din Sara Guzara Tore Angna" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Aai Aai Ya Sukoo Sukoo" Mohammed Rafi
6 "Chahe Mujhe Koi Junglee Kahen" Mohammed Rafi
7 "Ja Ja Ja Mere Bachpan" Lata Mangeshkar
8 "Ehsan Tera Hoga Mujh Par" Mohammed Rafi

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/cpages.php?pageName=top_actress
  2. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=167&catName=MTk2MQ==
  3. ^ "PONYTAIL 'n' pop, but desi". The Hindu. 29 September 2003. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055035/movieconnections
  5. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953