Junglee

Junglee, India, 22 April 1960

Chandrashekhar (Shammi Kapoor), or Shekhar as he is called now, belongs to an aristocratic family, who believe laughter is a sign of belonging to the lower class, and as a result laughter is not encouraged in the household, run by Shekhar's domineering mother (Lalita Pawar). In this household the only one who dares to laugh and enjoy life is Shekhar's sister Mala (Shashikala), who also dares to love Jeevan (Anoop Kumar). Things change when their mother finds out about Mala's indiscretions, and asks Shekhar to take her away from their home, to distant and scenic Kashmir, for a while. She instructs Shekhar to get married to a girl from a princely family. When Shekhar and Mala go to Kashmir, they meet with beautiful Rajkumari (Saira Banoo). And after being stranded with her for a few nights during a snowstorm, he realizes what he has been missing, and becomes a care-free man in love. This change is welcomed by Mala, but not by their mother. To make matters worse, Rajkumari does not belong to a princely family, and Shekhar knows that his mother will never approve of his marrying her.

  • Genre: Action
  • Runtime: 150 Minutes
  • Director: Subodh Mukherjee

Story

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 "superhit" with a nett gross of INR 1,75,00,000. The song "Yahoo! Chahe Mujhe Koi Junglee Kahen" was choreographed by P.L. Raj. The film was remade into Telugu as "Saradaa Ramudu" (1980) starring N.T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha.