Kapoor followed up My Name is Joker (screening later in our season) with this charming paean to youth, casting his son Rishi in the lead role of Raj.
The son of a wealthy family, Raj falls in love with their former maid's granddaughter, played by Bollywood icon Dimple Kapadia in her first screen role.
Filled with zany sets, outrageous clothes and delightfully corny physical comedy, Bobby married traditional musical forms with Western music, establishing a new genre of Bollywood film in the process.
New 35mm print. Screening includes an interval.