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.
|Directed by||T. Prakash Rao|
|Produced by||B. L. Rawal|
|Music by||Shankar Jaikishan|
|Edited by||Pran Mehra|
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.
- Shammi Kapoor as Shyam
- Vyjayanthimala as Kamla Prasad
- Om Prakash as Hakeem Ramprasad
- Tabassumas Biharilal's Wife
- Nana Palsikar as Biharilal
- Raj Mehra as Ratan
- Purnima as Janki
- Randhir as Kamala's neighbour
- Achala Sachdev as Shyam's Mother
- Leela Mishra as Ramprasad's Sister
- Mohan Choti as Shyam's friend.
The film marks the debut of Saroj Khan as the choreographer, she trained actress Vyjayanthimala. 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".
|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|
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.