ISBN 9789350295472,Bobby: The Complete Story

Bobby: The Complete Story



Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789350295472

ISBN-10 9350295474


Number of Pages 160 Pages
Language (English)


In 1973, a film shattered box office records all over India. It introduced two young stars who became instant heart- throbs, and ushered in a new genre of Hindi films, the teeny- bopper romance. It also bailed out the legendary RK Films after the disaster that was Raj Kapoors magnum opus, Mera Naam Joker. The film was Bobby. Even forty years later, Bobby remains the benchmark for teenage romances, widely imitated, but seldom matched in its freshness, spirit and enduring appeal. At the time of the films release, its writer K.A. Abbas, in an act years ahead of its time, also published the novelized version of the film to great commercial success. Bobby: The Complete Story is that book. Including K.A. Abbass original preface and a perceptive new foreword by Suresh Kohli, its re-release marks forty glorious years of the films release, its star Rishi Kapoors sixtieth birthday and Abbass centenary. As engaging a read as the film was entertaining, it is also an insight into the creative process through which a story transforms into a film. About the Author Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (19141987) is considered one of the pioneers of Indian parallel or neo-realistic cinema. He was a film-maker, novelist, screenwriter and a journalist in Urdu, Hindi and English, who preferred to call himself a communicator. As a film-maker he directed award-winning films like Dharti Ke Lal (1946), Pardesi (1957), Shehar Aur Sapna (1963), Saat Hindustani (1969), and Do Boond Pani (1972), among others. As a screenwriter, he wrote films like Neecha Nagar (1946) and Jaagte Raho (1956), which won international awards. Apart from this, he scripted some of the best films of Raj Kapoor, creating the immortal tramp in Awara (1951) and Shri 420 (1955). He also wrote the screenplays of Mera Naam Joker (1969), Bobby (1973) and Henna (1991).