Bobby (1973)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 48 mins

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'Bobby' is a bold and evocative teenage love story deploying the urban ‘pop’ iconography of mid- 60s middle-class teenage fashions and exploring the drastically changing social concepts about romantic relationships, love and marriage in that era. The 18-year-old Raj Nath (Rishi Kapoor), son of a wealthy businessman (Pran) and a rough but prosperous Goan fisherman’s (Premnath) 16- year-old daughter, Bobby Braganza (Kapadia), have a romance despite their respective fathers feuding over class status. Will the lovers be able to unite in the sacred bond of matrimony? Can their respective families and society at large accept a relationship between two people coming from a vastly different socio-economic strata of society?
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Did you know? During the soundtrack audio launch party for 'Bobby,' a major fight broke out between Shammi Kapoor and Feroz Khan. Read More
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as Bobby J. Braganza
as Mr. Nath
as Raja
as Nima
as Mrs. Braganza
as Alka 'Nikki' Sharma
as Waiter
as Pardesi
as Police Inspector
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as Mona
as Mrs. Pestonji
as Mr. Sharma
as Prem Chopra
as Jack Braganza
as Mrs. Sharma
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as Shyam
as Mrs. Sushma Nath


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Apparently, Dimple Kapadia was chosen to play the role of 'Bobby' due to her resemblance to Nargis.

Raj Kapoor, as a new actor, went to Jaddan Bai's home to ask her to allow her daughter to work in his film. Nargi's was making 'pakodes' in her home and came running to receive the stranger standing outside. She opened the door and rubbed her forehead to clear the hair and 'besan' got stuck on her forehead. This was the time when Raj was mesmerized by her and it started the course of a very successful on screen pair. This real-life event was brought to life in 'Bobby' as this was the Raj and Bobby first meet.

The movie is widely regarded as the cult classic, and was a blockbuster hit becoming the top grossing hit of 1973, and the second top grossing hit of the 1970's decade. It has also been ranked among-st the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films of all time.

The movie is credited as being a trend-setter that introduced to Hindi cinema, 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.

This movie marks Rishi Kapoor's introduction in a leading role, and is also the debut of Dimple Kapadia.

After the debacle of 'Mera Naam Joker', Raj Kapoor went to Haji Mastan to finance the film.

During the soundtrack audio launch party for 'Bobby,' a major fight broke out between Shammi Kapoor and Feroz Khan.