College Girl

College Girl, India, 19 February 1960

In India girls from their very birth are taken for liability upon their parents; thus the mothers of the nation are looked down in their own houses. 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 no to bow before injustice but secure her rightful place in society. She makes an all but bid to join college with the contrivance of Dr. Ratanlal, a close friend of her father. In college she come across Shyam who helps her in many difficult situations.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 131 Minutes
  • Director: T. Prakash Rao


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, Vyjayanthimala in the lead with Om Prakash, Tabassum, Nana Palsikar, Raj Mehra, Purnima, Randhir, Achala Sachdev, Leela Mishra and Mohan Choti forms an ensemble cast. The film was produced by B. L. Rawal with 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.