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Here’s An Unknown Fact About Late Rishi Kapoor’s Movie Titled ‘Bobby’ On Its 48th Anniversary

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September 28, 2021

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The late Rishi Kapoor in an old interview had revealed that ‘Bobby’ was a gamble – a desperate measure to recover the losses incurred by Raj Kapoor’s previous films. It seems like everything did Workout as planned fot late Raj Kapoor

Bobby starring Late Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia mark the 48th year of its release today. The movie has become a cult classic which one must definitely not miss when spoken about must watch bollywood films. The film was a debut for both the lead actors and they did surprisingly well. two debutants redefined romance as they portrayed the concept of young and rebellious love for the first time on Indian celluloid. Rishi Kapoor established himself as a young romantic hero, and later often expressed pride in setting the tone of romantic films to come. Bobby just hits the right chord when it comes to cult romantic genre films.

Late Rishi Kapoor revealed the film was reportedly a gamble – a desperate measure to recover the losses incurred by legendary Raj Kapoor’s previous films, Mera Naam Joker and Kal, Aaj Aur Kal. He added Raj Kapoor couldn’t afford Rajesh Khanna, and so he launched his 20-year-old son, Rishi Kapoor, alongside Dimple Kapadia. Rishi also added that Bobby was a film made because Raj Kapoor had to be bailed out. He had this studio mortgage. Whatever money he earned all his life, was always invested in his films. It all kept rolling. It was never invested in any other kind of industrial zone, it was always his films. He was so passionate about his films. Bobby was made at a time when Raj Kapoor needed a successful film. And the easiest way out after the Mera Naam Joker debacle was to take big stars and make a film as there was a 100 percent hit chance since Raj Kapoor was making it. That is why Rajesh Khanna and that time, Sharmila Tagore and Mumtaz were keen to work with Raj Kapoor. They would do anything to work with him. He didn’t believe in taking stars in the film, in the sense that his vision and thinking were different.

Directed by late legendary Raj Kapoor, Bobby continues to be an iconic film. Today marks the 48th year of its release. The film’s songs, story, chemistry between the leads, and even the fashionable costumes, like the polka dot tie-on dresses and short dresses were some of the major factors that added up to the success of Bobby.

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