Late actor-director Joy Mukherjee's
unreleased film Love in Bombay will finally see the light of
the day on August 2, 40 years after its production in 1973.
The Love in series started with Joy debuting with the
blockbuster hit Love in Simla in 1960, followed by the
golden jubilee hit Love in Tokyo in 1966.
Love in Bombay, starring Joy in the lead opposite Waheeda
Rehman, was part of the trilogy but remained unreleased until
now. It is being released nationally by PVR Director's Rare.
The supporting cast includes yesteryear's biggest names
like Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Rehman while music was
composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics were penned by
The negative of the film was found by Joy's children--
Sujoy Mukherjee, Monjoy Mukherjee and Simran Halwasiya in Fazal
Bhoy cold storage at Worli. They got it digitally restored and
decided to showcase their father's last work, a year after his
death on March 9, 2012 at the age of 73.
"We are really touched by PVR Director Rare's gesture to
release the film. They are giving today's young generation a
chance to enjoy my husband's classic work. I'm sure they will
appreciate his cinema and the same will create nostalgia for
those who have seen his work before. I would also like to
appreciate the unrelenting effort that was put by Avitel Post
Studio in restoring the film's negative," Joy's wife Neelam
said in a statement.
The film is an adventurous romantic tale about an
innocent, young man, Badal (Joy), who meets an arrogant city
girl, Preeti (Waheeda Rehman), on a ship. When the ship gets
caught up in a storm, Badal saves Preeti's life and they along
with a few others are washed on to an island. What ensues
after this is an adventure of love, loss and freedom.
"We are extremely pleased to announce the release of Late
Joy Mukherjee's Love in Bombay through PVR Director's Rare. By
providing a platform which renders it possible for the film to
see the light of day, we pay our respects to the celebrated
visionary that Joy Mukherjee was," Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, JMD, PVR
Joy's producer father Sashadhar Mukherjee decided to
launch his son with Love in Simla opposite Sadhana after
scriptwriter Agha jani Kashmeri convinced him.
He starred in musical hits like Ek Musafir Ek Haseena,
Ziddi, Shagird and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.