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Bobby (1973)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Raja
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Bobby J. Braganza
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Mr. Nath
Prem Nath ...
Jack Braganza
Sonia Sahni ...
Mrs. Sushma Nath
Durga Khote ...
Mrs. Braganza
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Nima
Prem Chopra ...
Prem Chopra
Farida Jalal ...
Alka 'Nikki' Sharma
Piloo J. Wadia ...
Mrs. Pestonji (as Mrs. Piloo Wadia)
Pinchoo Kapoor ...
Mr. Sharma
Jagdish Raj ...
Police Inspector
Shashi Kiran ...
Shyam (Raj's college-mate)
Raj Rani ...
Mrs. Sharma
Aarti ...
(as Arti)
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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 rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Bobi - ljubezenska zgodba na indijski nacin  »

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Crazy Romeo & Juliet story
9 May 2004 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

A completely crazy Romeo and Juliet-style story about two teenagers, him rich and her poor, who fall head over heels for each other and defend their love against all adversity. Maybe not Raj Kapoor's best, but certainly interesting and groundbreaking for its time. This was actually the first Bollywood film I ever saw where it was clearly expressed (even though through a song and dance scene) that the pair was sleeping with each other - even more unusual as the couple consisted of two teenagers! Very Seventies in style with a severely overacting cast, but great fun nevertheless. In many ways a movie of a much freer and more uncompromising spirit than most Bollywood fare of today - but then, it was the Seventies...


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