College Girl (1960 film)

College Girl is a 1960 Hindi black-and-white romantic family film written by K. A. Narayan and directed by T. Prakash Rao. The film starred Shammi Kapoor and Vyjayanthimala in the lead with Om Prakash, Tabassum, Nana Palsikar, Raj Mehra, Purnima, Randhir, Achala Sachdev, Leela Mishra and Mohan Choti, forming an ensemble cast. The film was produced by B. L. Rawal under his own banner, Rawal Films. The film's score was composed by Shankar Jaikishan duo with lyrics provided by Rajendra Krishan, edited by Pran Mehra and was filmed by Dharam Chopra.

College Girl
Directed byT. Prakash Rao
Produced byB. L. Rawal
Written by
  • K. A. Narayan (story & screenplay)
  • Vrajendra Gaur (dialogue)
Starring
Music byShankar Jaikishan
CinematographyDharam Chopra
Edited byPran Mehra
Production
company
Rawal Films
Release date
1960
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box office70,00,000

PlotEdit

In India, girls from their very birth are taken for a liability upon their parents; thus the mothers of the nation are looked down on in their own homes. Kamala represents such afflicted Indian girlhood. She is the daughter of Judge Ram Pershad who is illiterate and has orthodox views about girls. She stands first in the Matriculation Examination and has an ardent desire for studying in college in order to become a doctor. Judge Ram Pershad is totally against college education for girls. It is his faith that any money spent on the sons alone is money well-spent merely because they are sons and will stand by him in his old age. Kamala is determined not to bow before injustice, but to secure her rightful place in society. She makes an all-out bid to join college with the contrivance of Dr. Ratanlal, a close friend of her father. In college, she comes across Shyam, who helps her in many difficult situations.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film marks the debut of Saroj Khan as the choreographer, she trained actress Vyjayanthimala.[1] After the death of actor Shammi Kapoor in 2011, The Hindu interviewed actress Vyjayanthimala in conjunction with a tribute to actor Shammi Kapoor, she described the actor as "Whilst working in "College Girl", he adopted a peculiar way of walking on his toes, which he effectively created himself".[2]

SoundtrackEdit

# Song Singer
1 "Babul Hum Tore Angna Ki Chidiya" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Pehla Pehla Pyar Ka Ishara" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Hum Aur Tum Aur Yeh Sama" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Chali Ho Kahan Dekho Idhar" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Kya Haseenon Ka Dil Nahin Hota" Mohammed Rafi
6 "Hip Hip Hurrah" Mohammed Rafi

Box officeEdit

At the end of its theatrical run, the film grossed around 70,00,000 with net collection of 35,00,000, thus becoming the eighteenth highest-grossing film of 1960 with a verdict of average success at Box Office India.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dance like them". The Telegraph (Kolkata). 24 October 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  2. ^ Ranjan Das Gupta (21 August 2011). "The charmer". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Box Office 1960". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2011.

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