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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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Raj Kapoor

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rishi Kapoor ... Raja
Dimple Kapadia ... Bobby J. Braganza
Pran ... Mr. Nath
Prem Nath ... Jack Braganza
Sonia Sahni 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 Raj Rani ... Mrs. Sharma
Aarti 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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 September 1973 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bobi - ljubezenska zgodba na indijski nacin See more »

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R.K. Films Ltd. See more »
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Trivia

Raj Kapoor had recorded the song "Main Shayar To Nahin" at a studio in Lower Parel, right after which he threw a party to celebrate the start of his new movie. Among the invitees were Shammi Kapoor and Feroz Khan, who had just returned from shooting International Crook in Canada. Shammi Kapoor had put on allot of weight and grew his trademark beard. Feroz Khan was about to start filming Dharmatma. Feroz Khan bluntly told Shammi Kapoor that he looked like he could play his father in Dharmatma. The remark led to a heated exchange of abuses followed by full blown fisticuffs. Soon enough, Randhir was pulling Shammi Kapoor away while Sanjay Khan was doing the same to Feroz. It took a while to separate them. They were put in their respective cars. However , it turned out they both drove to Haji Ali where they proceeded to drink more and cry on each others shoulders. See more »

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Chabi Kho Jae
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Laxmikant Pyarelal), Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shailendra Singh
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A trendsetter in its class
14 February 2016 | by retour747See all my reviews

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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