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Mr. Nath lives a very wealthy lifestyle in India along with his wife, Sushma, and a 6 year old son, Raj. Both he and Sushma lead a very busy life, so much so that they have no quality time to spend with Raj, leaving his care, even breast-feeding, to their maidservant, Mrs. Braganza, who Raj regards as his mother. When Mr. Nath finds Raj to be precocious, he has him enrolled in a distant boarding school. When Raj returns after 12 years, he does not find any change, save that Mrs. Braganza does not work there anymore as she has been fired by Sushma. At his 18th birthday party, he meets with flirtatious Nima, and this is when he sets his eyes on Bobby, Mrs. Braganza's 16 year old granddaughter, and falls head over heels in love with her. To his delight he finds that she also loves him, much to the chagrin of his parents, who agree to meet with Bobby's dad, Jack, and Mrs. Braganza, but humiliate them. This does not deter Raj and Bobby and they continue to meet, so much so that Mr. Nath ... Written by
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I have to admit that yesterday is the first time that I saw Bobby. I have always loved its songs and watched them occasionally too but never checked the whole film out. Yesterday, I decided to finally check it out and I feel bad for not visiting this gem before.
In Bollywood, there are quite a few good teenagers / young adults (relatively) love stories. Some of the classics include - Love Story, Ek Duje Ke Liye, Betaab, Hero, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Maine Pyar Kiya and Dilwale Dulhanaya Le Jayage (DDLJ). When it comes to teenagers / young adults love stories, Bobby is undoubtedly the trend setter and would probably sit at the top.
I would not go in to the story as we know how these films go. What is important is how these films are made. In Bobby, Raj Kapoor has ensured that he got all the ingredients right. The chemistry between the lead pair is as good as it can get. Veteran actors Pran and Prem Nath play their roles convincingly. Prem Chopra makes a cameo in which he introduces himself similar to how James Bond does - "Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra".
What to say about the songs? They still sound great. In fact, this is one of those films which has a great collection of memorable songs.
Coming back to the film being a trend setter, I was surprised to find that Maine Pyar Kiya is an improvised version of Bobby. What is interesting is that while films such as DDLJ may appear to have dated now or lost some of its appeal to an extent, Bobby still continues to impress.
One thing that could probably be improved is the first 15 minutes or so of the film where the film shows young Raj (Rishi Kapoor) growing up. Considering the taste of today's audiences, may be start the film from when Raj returns from the boarding school.
Raj Kapoor is a legendary film maker and many of his films including Bobby should be restored to HD / 4K format, re-edited and re- released at least on Blue Ray.
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