wiki:Subodh Mukherjee

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Subodh Mukherjee (b. 1921)

Hindi director and producer born in Jhansi, UP. Younger brother of Filmistan boss Shashadhar Mukherjee. Assistant to Gyan Mukherjee for Chal Chal Re Naujawan (1944). Début film Munimji is best illustration of Dev Anand’s use of the masquerade, continued in Paying Guest (one of Anand’s most spectacular hits of the 50s). Continued and sharpened the Gyan Mukherjee-Ashok Kumar strategy of making blatant (male) star performance vehicles (e.g. Junglee, starring Shammi Kapoor). Continued by Nasir Hussain’s films, they can be seen as precedents for Manmohan Desai’s films with Shammi Kapoor (Bluff Master, 1963) and Bachchan (Amar Akbar Anthony, 1977). Also wrote Vrajendra Gaud’s Kasturi (1954).

FILMOGRAPHY: 1955: Munimji; 1957: Paying Guest; 1959: Love Marriage; 1961: Junglee; 1964: April Fool; 1966: Saaz Aur Awaz; 1970: Abhinetri; 1982: Teesri Aankh; 1984: Ulta Seedha.