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 "super-hit" with a net gross of 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/Shekhar (Shammi Kapoor) belongs to an aristocratic family, run by Shekhar's domineering mother (Lalita Pawar). He completes his education in London and comes back to run his business. In his family people shouldn't talk more than needed and laughter is completely prohibited. Shekhar follows all those rules strictly from heart but his younger sister Mala (Shashikala) is not like him. She laughs and roams freely and even falls in love with Jeevan (Anoop Kumar), who works in her brother's company.

When her mother finds out that Mala is in love with a common man, she asks her son to take her away to some distant place and make her forget this man. Shekhar agrees and takes Mala to Kashmir. There he meets charming and lively Rajkumari (Saira Banu), daughter of a local doctor and gets attracted to her. But he remembers his mother's expectations that he should marry a girl from aristocratic family and maintains distance with Rajkumari.

But one day they both get struck in a snow storm for two days which gives him enough time to grow close with her. In that time he understands that what is important in life and becomes a carefree man. Meanwhile, Mala, who was actually pregnant before they came to Kashmir, gives birth to a son. Rajkumari and her father maintains the secret from everyone and from her brother. They come back to their home and his mother gets shocked by seeing the carefree and changed Shekhar. He even tells her about his love but she mistakes that name of Rajkumari for real princess. When she comes to know that she is not princess, she decides against the marriage. But after some drama, she too comes to know that real value of people lies in their hearts not in titles, she accepts Rajkumari as her daughter-in-law. It gets revealed that Mala secretly married Jeevan an year ago and their son was legitimate. Everyone accepts Jeevan into their home and laughter comes back to their home.

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)
  • Rajan Haksar ... The Princess' Brother (as Rajen Haksar)
  • Shivraj ... Manager
  • Helen ... Miss Suku

Soundtrack[edit]

All the songs[5] were composed by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics were penned by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.

# Title Singer(s) Duration
1 Ehsaan Tera Hoga (Male) Mohammed Rafi 03:30
2 Din Sara Guzara (Mere Yaar Shabba Kher) Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi 03:31
3 Kashmir Ki Kali Hoon Main Lata Mangeshkar 03:30
4 Ai Ai Aa Suku Suku Mohammed Rafi 03:20
5 Nain Tumhaare Mazedaar Asha Bhosle, Mukesh 03:32
6 Jaa Jaa Jaa Mere Bachapan Lata Mangeshkar 03:31
7 Chahe Koyee Mujhe Junglee Kahe Mohammed Rafi 03:33
8 Ehsaan Tera Hoga (Female) Lata Mangeshkar 03:28

The lyrics for these songs were penned by Shailendra

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. ^ http://www.hindigeetmala.net/movie/junglee.htm
  6. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953