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November 1973 (India) See more »
Mr. Nath lives a very wealthy lifestyle in India along with his wife, Sushma, and a 6 year old son, Raj... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rishi Kapoor ... Raja

Dimple Kapadia ... Bobby J. Braganza

Pran ... Mr. Nath
Prem Nath ... Jack Braganza
Sonia Sahni ... Mrs. Sushma Nath
Durga Khote ... Mrs. Braganza

Aruna Irani ... 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)
Mona Saxena (as Mona)
Ghanshyam Rohera ... Waiter (as Ghanshyam)
H.L. Pardesi (as Pardesi)
Sandesh Kohli
Madhup Sharma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moolchand ... Party Guest at Raj's 6th birthday (uncredited)

Directed by
Raj Kapoor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas  screenplay (as K.A. Abbas)
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas  story (as K.A. Abbas)
Jainendra Jain  dialogue
V.P. Sathe  screenplay

Produced by
Raj Kapoor .... producer
Original Music by
Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar  (as Laxmikant-Pyarelal)
Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma  (as Laxmikant-Pyarelal)
Cinematography by
Radhu Karmakar (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Raj Kapoor 
Art Direction by
A. Rangaraj  (as Rangraj)
Costume Design by
Mani J. Rabadi  (as Mani Rabadi)
Satyawan  (as Satyavan)
Makeup Department
S.M. Jadhav Rao .... makeup artist
Arlene Lok .... hair stylist (as Arlene)
Madhav Pai .... makeup artist
Philomina .... hair stylist
Production Management
V.S. Mahadevan .... production manager
Mohanbali .... production in charge (as Mohan Bali)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
S. Kalachandra .... chief assistant director (as S. Kala Chandra)
Sandesh Kohli .... assistant director
Rahul Rawail .... assistant director
Art Department
Shankar Chougle .... assistant art director (as Shankar Chowgle)
Suresh Sawant .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Datta Bhowad .... assistant sound (as Datta)
Bibin Challissery .... chief assistant recordist (as Bibin Challissary)
Mangesh Desai .... sound re-recordist
Jambu Kumar Kapse .... assistant sound (as Jamboo)
Allauddin Khan Qureshi .... sound recordist (as Allauddin)
Allauddin Khan Qureshi .... sound (as Allauddin)
Ramanlal .... associate: D.O. Bhansali (as Raman Lal)
Special Effects by
Ansari .... main titles: G.D. Art
Gordhanbhai Patel .... special effects (as Gordhan Bhai)
Mansoor Ali .... assistant fight coordinator (as A. Mansoor)
S. Azim .... stunt director: fights (as Azim Bhai)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sharad Kadwe .... camera operator: second unit
Ankush Kokate .... assistant camera (as Ankush)
S.G. Kokate .... assistant camera
R.M. Shinde .... chief electrician
Animation Department
N.S. Achrekar .... assistant background painter
Costume and Wardrobe Department
C.G. Hanuman .... costumes (as Hanuman)
Rishi Kapoor .... wardrobe designer: Rishi Kapoor
V.R. Laxman .... tailor
Satyawan .... tailor (as Satyavan)
Vishnu Vellar .... costumes (as Vishnu Villard)
Editorial Department
Deepak Wirkud .... assistant editor (as Deepak Virkud)
M.D. Worlikar .... assistant editor
Music Department
D.O. Bhansali .... background music recordist
D.O. Bhansali .... song recordist
Narendra Chanchal .... playback singer (as Narender Chanchal)
Charanjeet .... musician: solo
Manna Dey .... playback singer
George Fernandes .... musician: solo
Gorakh .... assistant music
Gorakh .... musician: solo
Lata Mangeshkar .... playback singer
S. Mitra .... musician: solo
Soumik Mitra .... musician: solo
Shashikant .... assistant music
Manohari Singh .... musician: solo (as Manohari)
Shailendra Singh .... playback singer (as Shailender Singh)
Other crew
Arun Bhatt .... processing in charge: Navrang Cine Center
Harish Bibra .... secretary
Chamanlal .... studio manager
P.N. Khanna .... office secretary
Om Prakash Mehra .... production controller (as Late Om Prakash Mehra)
A. Mulla .... projectionist
K.V.S. Raman .... financial advisor
K.V.S. Raman .... office in charge
G. Shantaram .... assistant publicist
Sohanlal .... dance director
Ram Prasad Thakur .... production assistant (as Ram Thakur)
Y.R. Virkud .... projectionist (as Yeshwant Virkud)
Crew believed to be complete

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A chunk from real life of Raj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor, as a new actor, went to Jaddan Bai's home to ask her to allow her daughter to work in his film/or some other reason . Nargis was making 'pakode' in her home and came running to receive the stranger standing outside. She opened the door and rubbed her forehead to clear the hair and 'besan' got stuck on her forehead. This was the time when Raj was mesmerized by her and it started the course of a very successful on screen pair. He put this situation in 'Bobby'.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful Love Story, 18 March 2005
Author: Gowri from USA

"Bobby" is a fresh teenage love-story that has all the elements to make it a commercial, yet unique film.

Raja (Rishi Kapoor) is the son of a rich family. He was naughty in his childhood, and is sent to boarding school. He was never truly given the love of his own parents.

He grows up and comes back home. In his birthday party he catches a glimpse of Bobby (Dimple Kapadia). Raja is swept away, and for him, it's love at first sight.

Raja finds out that Bobby is the granddaughter of his governess Mrs. Briganza (Durga Khote). All his life, Raja had treated Mrs. Briganza more like his mother than his own mom, Sushma (Sonia Sahani). Bobby's dad is a fisherman named Jack Briganza (Prem Nath), who definitely likes his rum. He longs nothing more in the world than his daughter to be happy.

Raja and Bobby start to get to know each other better. And as they had suspected, they were soul mates. Now all they needed was permission to get married.

But they soon learn that the road may not be as smooth as they'd predicted. Raja's dad, Nath (Pran), has a lot of pride in his money and his "khandaan". Nath doesn't get along with Jack...and because of this, Raja and Bobby and prohibited from seeing each other.

But as the world knows, love has no boundaries...but in this case, could it be possible that Raja and Bobby can never be together? Was money that big of a deal? Or will it be a happy ending? Watch Bobby to find out!

I certainly loved this movie! The star cast was chosen nicely. Rishi Kapoor delivers a strong screen presence all while being pinch-my-cheek cute! Adorable I tell ya! Dimple Kapadia also looks cute in many scenes, and acts pretty good. Aruni Irani is wonderful in her role, and the character she played was expressed very well through her actions. Pran, well, what can I say? Akhir Pran hi tho hai! Woh hume kabhi disappoint nahin karega! Prem Nath acted nicely, and so did Durga Khote. Sonia Sahani had a small role, but she played it well to a nice extent. Farida Jalal had a significant special appearance. She played it perfectly.

The music! My god the music! Laxmikant-Pyarelal made beautiful evergreen tunes! The songs...the background music...everything was absolutely perfect. Well, except one thing. This is my opinion, but I didn't think there was any need to use Shailendra Singh for these marvelous songs. I think even more beauty could have been added to the songs if someone like Rafi, Kishore, or Mukesh had sung the songs. Besides, SS's voice didn't even suit Rishi that well.

I just have to talk about Lata of course! She once again proves how extremely flawlessly beautiful her voice is. When I finished watching the movie, her melodious voice continued to sing in my head. All the duets like "Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein", "Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai", and "Jhoot Bole Kauva Kaate" are sung perfectly by Lata. Her solo "Aye Phansa" is quite enjoyable too, it shows her versatility. Her one-line song, "Akhiyon Ko Rehne Do", is quite effective in the movie.

The hit song "Mein Shayar Tho Nahin" is composed perfectly...the lyrics are quite nice too. "Na Chahoon Sona Chandi" is quite entertaining, Manna Dey sings very nicely.

And last but not least, the direction by our showman Raj Kapoor. It was great, every scene is directed and edited with care, in order for the movie to be organized as well as entertaining. Some scenes made me cry. The character development is displayed well through the direction. One flaw though, and this is just my opinion. Sometimes the shorts/skirts for Dimple are just too short, and tended to give her a sleazy look. I was just waiting to see her in a pretty sari, but unfortunately I didn't get to see that.

But anyway, "Bobby" is definitely a classic. I give it a nine out of ten. Definitely worth watching.

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