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Bobby

Theatrical poster
Directed by Raj Kapoor
Produced by Raj Kapoor
Written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Jainendra Jain
V.P. Sathe
Starring Rishi Kapoor
Dimple Kapadia
Pran
Premnath
Sonia Sahni
Durga Khote
Aruna Irani
Prem Chopra
Farida Jalal
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Cinematography Radhu Karmakar
Editing by Raj Kapoor
Studio R.K. Studios
Distributed by R.K. Films Ltd.
Release date(s) November 1973 (1973-11)
Running time 169 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Bobby is a 1973 Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. The film was widely popular, and widely imitated. It also represented the film début for Dimple Kapadia and the first leading role for Raj Kapoor's son, Rishi Kapoor.

The movie is known to be a trend-setter in its own right. It introduced in Bollywood, the genre of teenage romance with a rich-vs-poor clash as a backdrop. Numerous movies in the following years were inspired by this plot.

Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.[1] The film became a "blockbuster" and was the top grossing hit of 1973[2]; it also became the second top grossing hit of the 1970s decade,[3] and placed 10th in the all time box office hits.[4]

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Plot

The film is a story about the love between two Bombay teenagers of different classes – Raj Nath (Rishi Kapoor), son of a rich businessman Mr. Nath (played by Pran), and Bobby Braganza (Dimple Kapadia), daughter of a poor Christian fisherman Jack Braganza (played by Prem Nath).

The couple first sees each other during Raj's 18th birthday and meet when Raj goes to meet his old governess, Mrs. Braganza. There, he sees her grand daughter Bobby, and it is love at first sight for him. As the story progresses, Raj realises that his relationship with the daughter of a poor fisherman is not taken kindly by his eccentric father. Upon Raj's insistence, Mr. Nath visits Jack to initiate talks of Raj and Bobby's wedding. But instead, Mr. Nath accuses Jack of using his daughter's beauty and charm to trap Raj for his money. He even offers him cash in exchange for Bobby. Jack feels highly humiliated by this accusation and reciprocates by insulting Mr. Nath. Their talk enters a deadlock and spells doom for Raj and Bobby's tender love.

Mr. Nath engages Raj to a rich but mentally challenged girl, Alka, played by Farida Jalal, in order to establish business ties with her father. But Raj runs away from home, to unite with Bobby. They both run away together. Mr. Nath advertises a reward for anyone who can help find his son. Prem Chopra (Prem Chopra) decides that he wants the money, and he and his goons kidnap Raj and Bobby. When they try to escape, Prem starts beating Raj, and Jack tries to rescue him. Mr. Nath and the police come to help. Raj and Bobby run away and jump into the waterfall. Both Mr. Nath and Jack jump into the water. Mr. Nath rescues Bobby, while Jack rescues Raj. They realize that they love their children very much and don't want to stand in their happiness. They accept each other's kids as their own and give their blessings to the union.

Soundtrack

Song Singer(s) Notes
Ae Ae Ae Phansa Lata Mangeshkar Picturized on Aruna Irani
Ankhiyon Ko Rahne De Lata Mangeshkar
Beshak Mandir Masjid Narenda Chanchal
Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho Lata Mangeshkar and Shailender Singh
Jhoot Bole Kauva Kate Lata Mangeshkar and Shailender Singh Picturized on Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia in a village dance setting.
Main Shayar To Nahin Shailender Singh Picturised on Rishi Kapoor in this movie. The same song was reused and picturised again on him in Hum Tum.
Mujhe Kuchh Kahna Hai Shailender Singh and Lata Mangeshkar
Na Mangun Sona Chandi Manna Dey and Shailender Singh

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