7.1/10
1,431
7 user 5 critic
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 »

Director:

Raj Kapoor

Writers:

Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (screenplay) (as K.A. Abbas), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (story) (as K.A. Abbas) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
5 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sangam I (1964)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sunder Khanna is an orphan and lives a poor lifestyle in India. He is friendly with wealthy Gopal Verma, the only child of Judge Verma; and a wealthy girl named Radha, who is the daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rupa (Zeenat Aman) grew up being cursed as "unlucky" in the village she was born in. Her mother died during childbirth. Then a kitchen accident leaves half her face disfigured. This is an ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi
Shree 420 (1955)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Nadira
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal, Achala Sachdev
Prem Rog (1982)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Manorama, the daughter of a rich, orthodox family is married off, leaving her childhood friend Deodhar and his secret love for her, in despair. When tragedy befalls her, and traditions seem unfair, Deodhar must fight for what's right.

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Tanuja
Awaara (1951)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Nargis, Raj Kapoor
Zanjeer (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer.

Director: Prakash Mehra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ganga Singh lives near Gangotri with her brother, Karam. One day she comes to the assistance of a young man, Narendra Sahay, who has come with a group of Calcutta-based college students to ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kapoor
Stars: Rajiv Kapoor, Mandakini, Divya Rana
Karz (1980)
Action | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ravi is killed by his wife after his marriage. He is reborn as Monty and is now a singer he goes to holiday in Ooty where he recollects his memories from previous life and inquires about his family from first life and his evil wife Kamini.

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Tina Ambani, Simi Garewal
Aradhana (1969)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Arun meets Vandana during a vacation and very soon they secretly get married.Arun is a air force pilot an dies in a crash leaving pregnant Vandana heartbroken.As her marriage was never ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar
Kabhie Kabhie (1976)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Kabhi Kabhie is a movie about the love story of generations and how a chain of events brings together old lovers as friends.

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sunil is convicted of murder and is on the run. But the long arm of the law and his past finally catch up with him. Can he outrun his destiny for long?

Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Rakhee Gulzar
Edit

Cast

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 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)
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

28 September 1973 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bobi - ljubezenska zgodba na indijski nacin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

R.K. Films Ltd. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Raj Kapoor auditioned actress Supriya Devi (Chaudhary) daughter Soma Chatterjee for the lead role. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Mr. India (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Shair To Nahin
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma (as Laxmikant Pyarelal), Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Sung by Shailendra Singh
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Beautiful Love Story
18 March 2005 | by hypergurlgowri89See all my reviews

"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.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed