The biggest hit bollywood films of 1955.
The article speaks about the biggest hit bollywood films of 1955, most of them having excellent music and powerful performances of Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and others.
- The biggest hit bollywood films of 1955.
- Raj Kapoor's Shree 420 was the biggest hit film of 1955.
- Dilip Kumar's Azaad was the second biggest hit film.
- V. Shantaram's Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje was the third biggest hit film.
- Dilip Kumar's Udan Khatola was the fourth biggest hit film.
- Guru Dutt's Mr. and Mrs 55 was the fifth biggest hit film.
- Devdas and Seema were appreciated.
The biggest hit bollywood films of 1955.
1955 was an interesting year in terms of transition in bollywood films. India started recovering from colonial rule. It had its own elected government. Producers and directors made films on different issues ranging from social issues, economic issues and they got huge response from the viewers.
Raj Kapoor's Shree 420 was the biggest hit film of 1955.
Raj Kapoor’s Shree 420 became the biggest hit film of 1955. It was produced and director by Raj Kapoor himself. The music was composed by Shankar Jaikishan. Raj Kapoor exhibited the story of cheats who had taken funds from the ordinary public for making small accommodation but did not give anything to them. Raj Kapoor’s image like Charlie Chaplin was accepted by the audience of India, Russia and many other countries. Nargis and Nadira played the other notable characters. All the songs in the film became super hit including “mera joota hai japaani” sung by Mukesh, “mur murr ke nah dekh” sung by Manna Dey and Asha Bhosle, “ramaiya vasta maiya” sung by Rafi, Mukesh and Lata, to name a few. Composer Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal acted in the film also. Huge social message was given in the film.
Dilip Kumar's Azaad was the second biggest hit film.
Dilip Kumar’s Azaad became the second biggest blockbuster of 1955. The film was produced and directed by Sriramulu Naidu. The music was composed by C. Ramchandran. Meena Kumari and Dilip Kumar were the lead artists in the film. Meena Kumari was abducted in the film and rescued by Dilip Kumar. Pran, Raj Mehra and Om Prakash were the other important artists in the film. Usha Mangeshkar and Lata Mangeshkar’s song “aplam chaplam”, C. Ramchandran and Lata’s song “kitna haseen hai mausam”, etc., were the biggest hits in the film.
V. Shantaram's Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje was the third biggest hit film.
The third biggest hit film of the year was Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje. It was a technicolour film produced by Rajkamal Kalamandir and directed by V. Shantaram. The music was composed by Vasant Desai. Gopi Krishan and Sandhya were the main artists of the film. The film became famous excellent dance performances of Sandhya and Gopi Krishan and the song. The classical songs “jhanak jhanak payal baje” by Ustad Amir Khan, “murli manohar” by Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar were very impressive. V. Shantaram received the Filmfare best director award for the film.
Dilip Kumar's Udan Khatola was the fourth biggest hit film.
The fourth biggest hit film of the year was Udan Khatola. The film was directed by S. U. Sunny. Composed Naushad Ali produced the film. Dilip Kumar, Nimmi and Jeevan were the main artists of the film. Mohammad Rafi’s song “chale aaj tum kahan se” became a cult song. Naushad Ali’s music was very impressive and the film had good tragic performances of Dilip Kumar and Nimmi.
Guru Dutt's Mr. and Mrs 55 was the fifth biggest hit film.
The fith biggest hit film of the year was Mr. and Mrs. 55. The film was produced and directed by Guru Dutt. Madhubala’s father created a will which said that Madhubala had to marry within one month of attaining 21 years. Otherwise she would have lost her stake in property. Lalita Power, her aunt planned a sham marriage with Guru Dutt which will end in divorce. But Madhubala visited Guru Dutt’s relative house, saw the charm of traditional Indian wife and fell in love with Guru Dutt. Lalita Power, Johnny Walker and others gave memorable performances. OP Nayyar’s music mesmerized the audience. Rafi’s duet songs with Geeta Dutt “jane kahan mera jigar gaya ji”, “udhar tum jawan ho”, “chal diye banda nawaz” became smash hits as well as Geeta Dutt’s song “thandi hawa”, “neele aasmani” and Shamshad Begum’s song “ab to jee hone laga”, became big hit.
Devdas and Seema were appreciated.
There were other brilliant films in 1955, like Dilip Kumar’s Devdas directed by Bimal Roy and Balraj Sahani’s Seema directed by Amiya Chakravarty. The audience appreciated these films as well due to excellent stories and powerful performances.
There were few notable inferences. Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar dominated bollywood films in the entire 1950s. 1955 was no exception. The other artists like Balraj Sahani, Guru Dutt contributed well and got respect from the audience. Nargis, Meena Kumari and Madhubala were the top actresses. Amongst the composers Shankar Jaikishan, Naushad Ali, OP Nayyar, Vasant Desai, C. Ramchandran dominated bollywood films. Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar were the dominant singers, at the same time Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, Mukesh contributed very well. Most of the films received classic status and should be preserved and restored.