Junglee (1961 film)
|Directed by||Subodh Mukherjee|
|Produced by||Subodh Mukherjee|
|Written by||Agha Jani (dialogue)|
|Screenplay by||Subodh Mukherjee|
|Story by||Subodh Mukherjee|
|Cinematography||N. V. Srinivas|
|Edited by||V. K. Naik|
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.
The movie was a lighthearted musical. Box Office India calls the film a "super-hit" with a net earning of ₹ 1,75,00,000. The song "Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe" was choreographed by P.L. Raj. The film was remade into Telugu as Sarada Ramudu (1980), starring N.T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha.
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 the 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 the 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 the aristocratic family and maintains a distance with Rajkumari.
But one day, they both get stuck in a snowstorm for two days, which gives him enough time to grow closer to her. In that time, he understands 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 maintain 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 a real princess. When she comes to know that she is not the princess, she decides against the marriage. But after some drama, she too comes to know that the real value of people lies in their hearts, not in titles, and she accepts Rajkumari as her daughter-in-law. It gets revealed that Mala secretly married Jeevan a year ago and their son was legitimate. Everyone accepts Jeevan into their home and laughter comes back to their home.
- Shammi Kapoor ... Chandra Shekhar Kapoor
- Saira Banu ... Rajkumari (as Saira Banoo)
- Shashikala ... Mala (as Shashi Kala)
- 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
|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 Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe" †||Mohammed Rafi, (Addl. vocals: Prayag Raj* )||03:33|
|8||"Ehsaan Tera Hoga" (Female)||Lata Mangeshkar||03:28|
† The lyrics for these songs were penned by Shailendra
Awards and nominations
- "PONYTAIL 'n' pop, but desi". The Hindu. 29 September 2003. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
- 1st Filmfare Awards 1953