N. C. Sippy

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N. C. Sippy

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  • Divya Solgama
    Divya Solgamawrote on Aug 11 2008 7:11PM

    N. C. Sippy was born on 22 August 1926 it is mostly known that he was born in Karachi now in Pakistan. He opted for a low-key profile, he wanted his work to speak for him. He didn't socialise much with the film crowd, he preferred quiet evenings with friends and family. After a nine- to-five stint at the office, it was party time from five-to-nine at home. He lived his life fully, exactly the way he wanted to.He refused to attend the Filmfare awards function when he won the Best Film trophy for Anand. He sent a family member to collect the trophy because he was too shy to go on stage to accept the trophy.

    N.C.Sippy had crossed over to Mumbai from Karachi in 1946. With the help of comedian Gope, he managed to get work as a production manager. His first production was Talaq directed by Mahesh Kaul and written by Pandit Mukhram Sharma. It was a bold film for the early '50s,. They also made Miyan Biwi Raazi and Deewana together.

    After that N.C.Sippy struck out on his own. Followed, Bin Badal Barsaat, Aashirwad, Parwana and Santan. When Sippy set out to make Anand with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Hrishida who'd seen Amitabh Bachchan in Parwana, insisted on casting him as the doctor in the film. The Sippy-Hrishida jodi went on to give such legendary films as Guddi, Mili, Bawarchi, Chupke Chupke, Golmaal and Khubsoorat. Gulzar got his major break when Sippy signed him to direct Mere Apne. The duo also gave us Koshish and Achanak. The Sippy- Mehmood association resulted in Bombay To Goa, Do Phool, Sadhu Aur Shaitan and Padosan. N.C.Sippy was also responsible for the first Hindi colour film shot in cinemascope, Pyar Ki Pyaas. To an extent, he created an audience for clean entertainment which needed neither big budgets nor top stars. After that N.C.Sippy struck out on his own. Followed, Bin Badal Barsaat, Aashirwad, Parwana and Santan.

    When Sippy set out to make Anand with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Hrishida who'd seen Amitabh Bachchan in Parwana, insisted on casting him as the doctor in the film. The Sippy-Hrishida jodi went on to give such legendary films as Guddi, Mili, Bawarchi, Chupke Chupke, Golmaal and Khubsoorat. Gulzar got his major break when Sippy signed him to direct Mere Apne. The duo also gave us Koshish and Achanak. The Sippy- Mehmood association resulted in Bombay To Goa, Do Phool, Sadhu Aur Shaitan and Padosan. N. C. Sippy was also responsible for the first Hindi colour film shot in cinemascope, Pyar Ki Pyaas. To an extent, he created an audience for clean entertainment which needed neither big budgets nor top stars.

    Sippy Sr suffered his first paralytic stroke in 1982. He did recover from it but the second one in 1988 severely curbed his mobility and co-ordination. He lost his will to live after his wife's death on December 6 1998. After that, he never spoke and communicated only through notes. He passed away on 25 November 2001, in Bombay, India. N.C.Sippy may be no more but his films will live forever.

 

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