Hindi-Urdu films: 1961

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Sources

I) BoxOfficeIndia

II) Ibos Network

Subodh Mukerji’s recollections

Apparently Mukerji was unhappy that Nasir Hussain had stolen his hero, Dev Anand, from him for Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai. So Mukerji retaliated by stealing Hussain’s hero Shammi Kapoor for his film Mr. Hitler, which was later renamed Junglee.

Both films did very well. Jab Pyar was the no.3 or no.5 hit of the year, depending on the rating agency.

On paper Junglee was merely no.2 on both charts. The mega-budget Gunga Jumna, starring the megastar of the era, rooted in the real India and with an epic theme and epic narration, was the no.1 hit of 1961.

Junglee was a mere lightweight entertainer in comparison, its strengths being colour photography (even in that department Gunga’s Technicolor outdid Junglee’s less expensive Eastmancolor), superhit songs (here Junglee beat Gunga by a good margin), outdoor shooting in Kashmir and a generally rebellious change in the treatment of romance in Hindi-Urdu, indeed, Indian films.

How has history treated the two films? Theoretically a solidly scripted film like Gunga should have stood the test of time better. However, at the time of writing Junglee had been viewed about 8.4 per cent more often than Gunga Jumna on YouTube.

See also Binaca Geet Mala 1961: greatest hits

Box Office ranks of hit Hindi-Urdu films: 1961

 

IbosNetwork.com

BoxOfficeIndia.com

1.

1. Gunga Jumna (official spelling)

Gunga Jumna

2.

2. Junglee

Junglee

3.

3. Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961)

Gharana

4.

4. Gharana

Aas Ka Panchi

5.

5. Hum Dono

Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai

6.

6. Sasural

Sasural

7.

7. Aas Ka Panchhi

Hum Dono

8.

8. Sampoorna Ramayan

Kubuliwala

9.

9. Kabuliwala

Zindagi Aur Khwab

10.

10. Zindagi Aur Khwab

Shola Aur Shabnam

11.

11. Nazrana (1961)

Jhumroo

12.

12. Jhumroo

Nazrana

13.

13. Maya

Pyar Ka Saagar

14.

14. Shola Aur Shabnam (1961)

Maya

15.

15. Pyar Ka Sagar

Chhaya

16.

16. Reshmi Roomal

Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja

17.

17. Chhaya

Reshmi Rumal

18.

18. Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1961)

Piya Milan Ki Aas

19.

19. Piya Milan Ki Aas

Chotte Nawab

20.

20. Boy Friend (1961)

Boy Friend

21.

21. Chhote Nawab

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22.

22. Saaya

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See also

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Box office records of Hindi-Urdu films

Records for the 1930s are non-existent but you may still want to see

Hindi-Urdu films: 1931 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1932 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1938 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1939 <>

A list of the highest grossing Hindi-Urdu films of individual years (and some decades) can be seen at:

Hindi-Urdu films: 1940 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1941 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1942 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1943 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1944 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1945 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1946 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1947 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1948 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1949 <> The Hits of the 1940s<> Hindi-Urdu films: 1950 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1951 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1952 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1953 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1954 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1955 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1956 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1957 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1958 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1959 <> The Hits of the 1950s<> Hindi-Urdu films: 1960 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1961 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1962 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1963 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1964 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1965 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1966 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1967 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1968 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1969 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1970 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1971 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1972 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1973 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1974 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1975 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1976 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1977 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1978 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1979 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1980 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1981 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1982 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1983 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1984 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1985 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1986 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1987 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1988 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1989 <> Hindi-Urdu cinema: 1980-89 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1990 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1991 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1992 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1993 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1994 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1995 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1996 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1997 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1998 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 1999 <> The Hits of the 1990s<> Hindi-Urdu films: 2000 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2001 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2002 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2003 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2004 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2005 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2006 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2007 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2008 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2009 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2010 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2011 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2012 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2013 <> Hindi-Urdu films: 2014 <>

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