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Professor is a 1962 Hindi film, produced by F. C. Mehra and directed by Lekh Tandon. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana, Bela Bose, Lalita Pawar, Tun Tun and Iftekhar. The film's music is by Shankar Jaikishan. The film became a box office hit.[1] The film was remade in Tamil as Nadigan (1990), in Telugu as Bhale Mastaru (1969), Peddinti Alludu (1991) and in Kannada as Gopi Krishna.[2] The rights to this film are owned by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment.

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Directed byLekh Tandon
Produced byF. C. Mehra
Written byAbrar Alvi
StarringShammi Kapoor
Kalpana Mohan
Lalita Pawar
Music byShankar Jaikishan
CinematographyDwarak Divecha
Edited byPran Mehra
Release date
11th May 1962



Sita Devi Verma (Lalita Pawar), situated in Darjeeling is the guardian to two young women (Nina and Rita) and two school children (Bunty and Munnu) in her care. She is a strict guardian and the four often disobey her and create mischief behind her back. She is looking for a professor as a tutor, her only condition being that he should be above 50 years of age. Pritam Khanna (Shammi Kapoor), a young college graduate in dire need of work, applies for the job and get dejected after being rejected due to his age. The same day, he discovers his mother (Pratima Devi) has an advanced stage of tuberculosis and needs hospitalization. Due to financial difficulties, he disguises himself as an older professor and takes the job.

The women do not want a professor and try every trick in the book to defame the professor in the eyes of Sita Devi. Pritam soon catches on and defeats them at their own game. He falls in love with Nina and woos her as a young man in the city. Chaos ensues when Sita Devi develops feelings towards old Prof. Khanna and Pritam has to romance the two ladies in different disguises at the same time.



All the songs were composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

# Title Singer(s) Lyricist Duration Note
1 Koi Ayega Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar Shailendra 03:16 Picturised on Kalpana and Parveen Choudhary
2 Yeh Umar Hai Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Manna Dey Hasrat Jaipuri 03:26 Picturised on Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana and Parveen Choudhary
3 Main Chali Main Chali Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar Shailendra 03:03 Picturised on Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana
4 Aye Gulbadan Mohammad Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri 03:18 Picturised on Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana
5 Khuli Palak Mein Jhoota Gussa Mohammad Rafi Shailendra 03:06 Picturised on Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana
6 Aawaz Deke Humein Tum Bulao Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri 03:08 Picturised on Shammi Kapoor, Kalpana

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  2. ^ Chatterji, Shoma A (19 October 2017). "Lekh Tandon". Retrieved 20 April 2018.
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