Barkha (1960 film)

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Barkha
Barkha (1960).jpg
Poster
Directed byKrishnan–Panju
Produced byA. V. Meiyappan
Based onThai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum
by A. K. Velan
StarringJagdeep
Nanda
Music byChitragupta
Production
company
Release date
  • 1 January 1960 (1960-01-01)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Barkha (lit. Monsoon) is a 1960 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Krishnan–Panju and produced by A. V. Meiyappan. It is a remake of the Tamil film Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum (1958).

Cast[edit]

Adapted from Bollywood Hungama:[1]

  • Ulhas as the inspector
  • Leela Chitnis as Mrs. Haridas
  • David as Zamindar Haridas
  • Mukri as Shambu
  • Shobha Khote as Madhu
  • Nanda as Parvati
  • Jagdeep as Ajit
  • Anant Kumar as Dr. Manohar

Production[edit]

Barkha was a remake of the Tamil film Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum, released in 1958.[2][3] It was directed by the duo Krishnan–Panju, and produced by A. V. Meiyappan under AVM Productions.[4] This film included a bullfight not present in the original.[3] Lead actor Jagdeep was paid 750 (equivalent to 51,000 or US$740 in 2018) as a monthly salary, and lead actress Nanda was paid 15,000 (equivalent to 1.0 million or US$15,000 in 2018).[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Chitragupta.[6] The song "Ek Raat Mein Do Do Chand Khile" attained popularity.[7]

No.TitleSingersLength
1."Barkha Bahar Aai"Lata Mangeshkar4:28
2."Poochhoongi Ek Din"Lata Mangeshkar3:00
3."Tadpaoge Tadpa Lo"Lata Mangeshkar3:21
4."Pyar Kiya Nahin Jata"Mohammed Rafi3:27
5."Sur Badle Kaise Kaise Dekho"Mohammed Rafi3:31
6."Ek Raat Men Do Do Chand Khile"Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar3:38
7."Woh Door Jo Nadiya Behti Hai"Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar3:41
8."Chhod Bhi De Manjhdhar Nao"Mohammed Rafi3:47
9."Oonche Parbat Gehre Sagar"Lata Mangeshkar4:03

Release and reception[edit]

Barkha was released on 1 January 1960.[3] The film was commercially successful, grossing 35 lakh (equivalent to 24 crore or US$3.4 million in 2018) against a budget of 5 lakh (equivalent to 3.4 crore or US$490,000 in 2018), according to an estimate by Meiyappan's son Saravanan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barkha Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (9 July 2015). "Manchi manasuku manchi rojulu (1958)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Saravanan 2013, p. 61.
  4. ^ "Barkha (1959)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b Saravanan 2013, p. 62.
  6. ^ "Barkha". JioSaavn. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  7. ^ Arunachalam, Param (14 November 2015). "Bollywood Retrospect: 10 memorable songs by music composer Chitragupt Shrivastava". Daily News and Analysis. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Saravanan, M. (2013) [2005]. AVM 60 Cinema (in Tamil). Rajarajan Pathippagam.

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