Junglee (1961 film)

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Junglee (transl. "Wild" or "Ill-Mannered") is a 1961 Indian comedy film produced and directed by Subodh Mukherjee. The music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and the lyrics by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. The film stars Shammi Kapoor, Saira Banu (in her debut film) in lead roles, along with Shashikala, Anoop Kumar, Lalita Pawar in supporting roles. Saira Banu earned a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress.[1]

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Directed bySubodh Mukherjee
Written byAgha Jani (dialogue)
Screenplay bySubodh Mukherjee
Story bySubodh Mukherjee
Produced bySubodh Mukherjee
StarringShammi Kapoor
Saira Banu
CinematographyN. V. Srinivas
Edited byV. K. Naik
Music byShankar–Jaikishan
Release date
31 October 1961 (1961-10-31)
Running time
150 minutes

The movie was a lighthearted musical. Box Office India calls the film a "super-hit" with a net earning of 1,75,00,000.[2] The song "Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe" was choreographed by P.L. Raj.[3] The film had a silver jubilee run in Bangalore and the erstwhile Mysore state. The film was remade into Telugu as Sarada Ramudu (1980), starring N.T. Rama Rao and Jayasudha.[4]