Bobby (1973 film)

Bobby (1973 film)

Infobox Film
name = Bobby


caption = "Bobby" movie poster
director = Raj Kapoor
producer = Raj Kapoor
writer = K. A. Abbas
Jainendra Jain (dialogue)
V.P. Sathe (screenplay)
starring = Rishi Kapoor
Dimple Kapadia
Pran
Prem Nath
Prem Chopra
Aruna Irani
music = Laxmikant Pyarelal
cinematography = Radhu Karmakar
editing = Raj Kapoor
distributor = Shemaroo Video Pvt. Ltd.
released = November, 1973
runtime = 168 min.
language = Hindi
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
imdb_id = 0069810

"Bobby", released in 1973, is a popular 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". [ [http://movies.indiatimes.com/Special_Features/25_Must_See_Bollywood_Movies/articleshow/msid-1250837,curpg-11.cms 25 Must See Bollywood Movies - Special Features-Indiatimes - Movies ] ] The film became a "blockbuster" and was the top grossing hit of 1973 [ [http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=179&catName=MTk3Mw=/1973.htm BoxOffice India.com ] ] ; it also became the second top grossing hit of the 1970s decade, [ [http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=124&catName=MTk3MC0xOTc5 BoxOffice India.com ] ] and placed 10th in the all time box office hits. [ [http://boxofficeindia.com/cpages.php?pageName=all_time_earners BoxOffice India.com ] ]

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 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.

Songs

* Jhooth bole kauwa kaate
* Hum tum ek kamre mein band hon
* Main shaayar to nahin
* Mujhe kuchh kehna hai
* Naa maangun sona chandi
* Beshak Mandir Masjid
* Hello

Awards & Nominations

*Filmfare Best Actor Award-Rishi Kapoor
*Filmfare Best Actress Award-Dimple Kapadia (shared with Jaya Bhaduri for Abhimaan (1973))
*Filmfare Best Art Direction-A. Rangaraj
*Filmfare Best Male Playback Award-Narendra Chanchal for the song "Beshak Mandir Masjid"
*Filmfare Best Sound-Allauddin Khan Qureshi
*Filmfare Nomination for Best Film
*Filmfare Nomination for Best Supporting Actor-Prem Nath
*Filmfare Nomination for Best Supporting Actress-Aruna Irani
*Filmfare Nomination for Best Music-Laxmikant Pyarelal
*Filmfare Nomination for Best Lyricist-Anand Bakshi for the song "Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein"
*Filmfare Nomination for Best Lyricist-Anand Bakshi for the song "Main Shayer To Nahin"
*Filmfare Nomination for Best Lyricist-Vithalbhai Patel for the song "Jhoot Bole Kava Kate"
*Filmfare Nomination for Best Male Playback Singer-Shailendra Singh for the song "Main Shaher to Nahin" [ [http://deep750.googlepages.com/FilmfareAwards.pdf 1st Filmfare Awards 1953 ] ]
*BFJA Award for Best Male Playback Singer (Hindi Section)-Shailendra Singh
*BFJA Award for Best Audiographer (Hindi Section)-Alauddin Khan Qureshi [ [http://www.bfjaawards.com/legacy/pastwin/197437.htm 69th & 70th Annual Hero Honda BFJA Awards 2007 ] ]

Trivia

* This movie was so popular that many children born that year or later were named Bobby. At that time even Russian names, such as Monica and Tanya, were popular in India and this movie is one of the reasons many Indians are named Bobby, particularly in North India.Fact|date=June 2007
* The "Main Shayar To Nahi" song was picturised on Rishi Kapoor in this movie. The same song was reused and picturised again on him as Karan's father in movie "Hum Tum" at the Paris Airport.
* This was the first film for both Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia in lead roles.
* Both Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia embarked on a real-life romance, but it ended shortly thereafter. [ [http://www.webindia123.com/movie/feature/f010905.htm Will 'Pyar Mein Twist' revive the Dimple-Rishi magic? - Bollywood news Webindia123.com ] ]
* Rishi Kapoor was completely nude in the beginning of the film.
* The Rajdoot GTS 175 Was used by the couple in the movie. The Bike was also affectionately called Bobby after this movie.
* Raj Kapoor was an avid fan of Archie comics which also provided him a great deal of inspiration to make "Bobby" .

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0069810|title=Bobby


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