Yesterday was Filmmaker G P Sippy’s death anniversary. Born Gopaldas Paramanand Sipahimalani, Sippy Sahab was famous for making movies like his magnum opus Sholay (1975), Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Shaan (1980), Saagar (1985) and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992). The movie bug bit him when he sold the construction rights of a sea-facing building in Marine Lines, Mumbai to a Muslim builder and made the movie Sazaa (1951). With Sazaa (1951), the construction magnate became an avid movie producer. Rest is history.
Bollywood and Filmmaker G P Sippy’s Death Anniversary:
Here are some songs from the Bollywood movies he has directed:
Ab woh karam karen ya sitam… Marine Drive (1955)
Ae meri zindagi… Adil-e-Jahangir (1956)
Yahan hum wahan tum… Srimati 420 (1956)
Beta dar mat dar mat dar mat… Bhai-Behen (1959)
Chhodke na jaa… Mr. India (1961)