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Love in Tokyo (1966)

Gayetridevi sends her son, Ashok to get her grandson from Japan. Gayetridevi had an elder son, who married a girl of Japanese origin without her blessings. She wants Ashok to get married to... See full summary »

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Ashok (as Joy Mukerji)
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Mahesh
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Sheela
Dhumal ...
Sheela's dad
Master Shahid ...
Chickoo
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Gayatridevi
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Chatterjee (as Asit Sen)
Mohan Choti ...
Mohan
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Asha's uncle
Ulhas ...
Sarita's dad
Tarun Bose ...
Doctor P.C. Roy
Lata Bose ...
Sarita
Murad ...
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Gayetridevi sends her son, Ashok to get her grandson from Japan. Gayetridevi had an elder son, who married a girl of Japanese origin without her blessings. She wants Ashok to get married to Sarita, but Ashok does not show any interest in Sarita. In Japan, Ashok meets with Asha and both fall in love. Asha's uncle wants Asha to marry Pran, but Asha does not like Pran and runs away with Ashok. Pran runs down Ashok with his car, and Ashok is hospitalized and may lose his eye-sight. Gayetridevi will soon find out which of the two girls - Asha - who she does not approve of - or Sarita, will take of her blind son. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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After ziddi, pramod chakravorboty was again to take s.d.burman as the music composer for love in tokyo but he had to take shanker jaikishan because of s.d health problems. When the unit left for tokyo all the songs were already recorded except the tittle song as mohd rafi had gone abroad. Pramod decided they should leave for tokyo and when mohd rafi comes back will record the song and the tape would be sent to tokyo and pramod will shoot the song, meanwhile pramod shot some airiel scenes of tokyo from helicopter for this song. Mohd rafi came back 2 weeks late and pramod shot all the required scenes so the unit was idle waiting for the song. When mohd rafi reached mumbai, without going home he directly hurriedly went to record the song and was very excited thats why it can be heard the song mohd rafi sang fast. The tape on same day was sent to tokyo and the shooting of the song was completed fast. When the song starts joy mukherjee crosses the zebra cross and carrying asha parekh and could not hold asha slips and falls down on the street. In the film this scene is there. Love in Tokyo is the first film shot in Tokyo, Japan. See more »

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Aaja Re Aa Zara Aa Lehraake
Lyrics by Shailendra
Music by Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal (as Shankar-Jaikishan)
Sung by Mohammad Rafi
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Joy romances with Asha in Tokyo
11 March 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

oy Mukherjee passed away on 09.03.2012. He was the first Bengali hero to have played a more than one decade long successful innings in Bollywood as a romantic hero with his clean-shaven chocolaty looks (Biswajeet followed suit). Joy was so beautiful that it might have been pretty difficult for the young Indian girls during that period to control themselves whenever he smiled romantically. Joy gave many hits during the sixties. He made a successful on-screen pair with Asha Parekh with three hits to its credit - Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon (1963), Ziddi (1964) and Love In Tokyo (1966).

Love In Tokyo is a formula-based movie produced and directed by Pramod Chakravarty. Joy Mukherjee's mother - Lalita Pawar sends him off to Japan to bring his nephew and her grandson who is an orphan now because both his father, i.e., Joy's elder brother and his mother who was a Japanese woman, are no more. But Joy finds it difficult because the child loves Japan and not willing to shift to India. Joy happens to come across Asha Parekh who has her own problem of a marriage being forced on her by her greedy uncle. The groom decided for her is Pran who is a criminal-minded person and he has cooked up a plan with her uncle to usurp her inheritance through that marriage. Asha runs away from her home and crosses path with Joy and his nephew. One side track of Joy's friend - Mehmood also runs in parallel who has been sent by Joy's mother to Japan to bring both Joy and the child to India but he has his own axe to grind, i.e., marrying his sweetheart, Shubha Khote who is in Japan. The story reaches its expected happy finale after many romantic and comic scenes and twists in the tale.

It's a good rom-com with highly popular songs composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and very good photography capturing the scenic beauty of Japan. The movie had been shot in Japan just after the Tokyo Olympics were over in 1964. However it's too long (168 minutes duration) and the side track of Mehmood though entertains, has been dragged just too much. In those days, the Indian audience was not habitual to watch movies having a duration lesser than two and a half hours. Hence long movies of 150-170 minutes duration were made so that the audience would feel to have got it's money's worth. However had the director and the editor trimmed this movie by 18-20 minutes, it would have become more engrossing and entertaining. Due to this excessive length, the movie actually starts boring at some places.

However, overall, it renders an entertaining experience to the spectator. It's a coloured movie and it's a visual treat to watch the colourful beauty of Japan (and the Japanese women) on the screen as well. Guru Dutt's close associate - V.K. Moorthy has used his camera with a high degree of proficiency. Even the titles at the beginning of the movie, appear on handmade beautiful paintings in a highly aesthetic manner. Action and thrills are also up-to-the-mark from the standards of that time.

Besides being a visual treat, Love in Tokyo is a musical treat too because of the efforts of Hasrat-Shailendra (the lyricists), Shankar-Jaikishan (the composers) and Rafi-Lata (the singers). Songs like Le Gayi Dil Gudiya Japan Ki (which is the title track), O Mere Shah-e-Khubaan, Saayonara, Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye Humdum, Koi Matwala Aaya Mere Dwaare, Aaja Re Aa Zara etc. are all melodious and memorable. Manna Dey has, like always, given his playback for Mehmood for the song

  • Main Tere Pyar Ka Beemaar Hoon, Kya Arz Karoon.


The dialogues of Agha Jaani Kashmeri are impressive, especially the romantic lines of Joy. And with the help of them (and his own lady-killer personality), Joy has delivered a touching romantic performance. His on-screen chemistry with Asha has always been admirable and hence Asha also, with her limited talent, done satisfactorily. Her dancing talent has also been used in the song - Koi Matwala Aaya Mere Dwaare. Mehmood had earned a lot of fame as a comedian during the sixties. He is in full form with his permanent on-screen heroine - Shubha Khote and permanent on-screen (would-be) father-in-law - Dhumal. Pran is a hateable baddie as he always was in that time. The child artist - Master Shaahid has also delivered a lovely performance. Lalita Pawar is perfect as the old-fashioned mother.

All in all, Love In Tokyo is an entertaining movie filled with romance, music and comedy and renders a nice timepass in the style of the sixties. I pay my tribute to late Joy Mukherjee through this


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