Bobby

Bobby

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1973
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi, Inderjeet Singh Tulsi, Vithalbhai Patel
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANTS: Shashikant, Gorakh. SOLO MUSICIANS: Gorakh, Manohari Singh, Sumit Mitra, Charanjit Singh, George Fernandes. SONGS RECORDED BY: D.O. Bhansali, More...
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Raj Kapoor. PRODUCER: Raj Kapoor. STORY: K.A. Abbas. SCREENPLAY: K.A. Abbas, More...
 



Song Listing


 
Main Shaayar To Nahin
Singer: Shailendra Singh
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Mujhe Kuchh Kahna Hai
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Shailendra Singh
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Beshak Mandir Masjid Todo
Singer: Narendra Chanchal
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Inderjeet Singh Tulsi
Genre: Sufi/Qawwali
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Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Hon Aur Chaabi Kho Jaye
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Shailendra Singh
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Naa Maangoon Sona Chandi
Singer: Manna Dey, Shailendra Singh
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Vithalbhai Patel
Genre: Byla, Filmi
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Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Shailendra Singh
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Vithalbhai Patel
Genre: Filmi, Hindi Folk
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Ankhiyon Ko Rahne De
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Ae Phansa
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Laxmikant - Pyarelal
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Genre: Filmi
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • This was Rishi Kapoor's first film in a lead role. He had debuted earlier in the film "Mera Naam Joker" (1970). This was also the debut film of Dimple Kapadia. She got married to superstar Rajesh Khanna a few months before the release of this film and retired despite its monstrous success. She made a comeback to films with "Manzil Manzil" (1984) more than a decade later, after she got separated from Rajesh Khanna.[1][2]
  • This was the first time in more than two decades that Raj Kapoor chose a music director other than Shankar - Jaikishan to compose music for a film he was directing. Their partnership had started with "Barsaat" (1949) and ended with "Mera Naam Joker" (1970). Shankar - Jaikishan did, however, compose music for another R.K. Films production after the debacle of "Mera Naam Joker" (1970) - "Kal Aaj Aur Kal" (1971) - which Randhir Kapoor directed. According to writer Raju Bharatan, while Laxmikant - Pyarelal recorded the songs of this film, their tunes were actually from a bank of Shankar - Jaikishan compositions Raj Kapoor maintained. Laxmikant - Pyarelal were reluctant to accept this engagement but Lata Mangeshkar convinced them to sign up for the film.[3][4][5][MR4]
  • This was Shailendra Singh's debut Hindi film. Singer Mukesh's wish of his son, Nitin Mukesh, becoming the voice of Rishi Kapoor remained unfulfilled when Laxmikant - Pyarelal selected Shailendra Singh after auditioning many singers. Singh would go on to sing for many Rishi Kapoor films in the years to come.[6]
  • The scene in this film in which Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor's characters meet for the first time and Dimple Kapadia accidentally smears batter on her hair echoed a real-life incident - director Raj Kapoor had met Nargis in similar circumstances. Dimple Kapadia's line in this scene "Mujhse dosti karoge?" inspired an entire generation of film-makers in the years to come to depict love as a form of friendship.[7]
  • Actor Prem Chopra had played characters named Prem before, but his line in this film, "Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra", catapulted him to fame and established him as a premier Hindi film villain. In 2014, his daughter Rakita Nanda published his biography with this line as the title.[8][9][10][MR12]
  • According to Rishi Kapoor, his father Raj Kapoor didn't make this film to launch him as an actor but to recover from the losses of his flop film "Mera Naam Joker" (1970). Raj Kapoor cast his son in the lead role because he could not afford Rajesh Khanna.[11][12]
  • In his autobiography "Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored" (2017), Rishi Kapoor revealed that he had paid an agent Rs. 30000 in 1973 to win a Best Actor award. He didn't reveal the name of the film in the book, but it was understood that it was his Filmfare Best Actor Award for this film that he was referring to.[MR38]
  • Rishi Kapoor first met his wife-to-be Neetu Singh during the making of this film. The actress had auditioned for the film's lead role which eventually went to Dimple Kapadia.
  • A song titled "Woh Kahte Hain Hum Se" was composed and written for this film but could not be used in it. Years later, the song was used in the film "Dariya-Dil" (1988) without permission. Its lyricist Vithalbhai Patel had to threaten to sue the makers of "Dariya-Dil" (1988) to be given credit for it.[13]

    Song

  • Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Hon Aur Chaabi Kho Jaye - This song was shot in Gulmarg. The room it was shot in was in a hut on the property of Hotel Highland Park, Gulmarg. The popularity of this film and song, among other things, resulted in Gulmarg becoming an important tourist spot and the hut being named after the film.[14]
  • Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Hon Aur Chaabi Kho Jaye - The idea for this song came when composer Pyarelal was inspecting his house which was under construction. Lyricist Anand Bakshi had accompanied him and had commented that it was hard finding his way around the house. The two then decided to make a song on this situation. It was only later that Raj Kapoor devised a situation to fit the song in the film.[15]
  • Ankhiyon Ko Rahne De - This song was an adaptation of Pakistani singer Reshma's version of the Punjabi folk song "Akhiyan Nu Rehn De".[16]



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