College Girl (1960 film)

College Girl (Hindi: कॉलेज गर्ल) 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.

Contents

  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Cast
  • 3 Production
  • 4 Soundtrack
  • 5 Box office
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

  • Shammi Kapoor as Shyam
  • Vyjayanthimala as Kamala Pershad
  • Om Prakash
  • Tabassum
  • Nana Palsikar
  • Raj Mehra
  • Purnima
  • Randhir
  • Achala Sachdev
  • Leela Mishra
  • Mohan Choti

Production[edit]

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]

Soundtrack[edit]

All lyrics written by Rajendra Krishan.[3]; all music composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

Box office[edit]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  • ^ “Dance like them”. The Telegraph (Kolkata). 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  • ^ Ranjan Das Gupta (2011-08-21). “The charmer”. The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  • ^ “College Girl (1960)”. Raaga.com. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  • ^ “Box Office 1960”. Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  • External links[edit]

    • College Girl on IMDb
    • College Girl profile at Upperstall.com


    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_Girl_(1960_film)

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