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28 September 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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168 min
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After the debacle of Mera Naam Joker , Raj Kapoor went to Haji Mustan to finance the film.See more »
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A trendsetter in its class, 14 February 2016
Author: retour747 from Canada

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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