Love Story (1981 film)

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Love Story
Love Story 1981 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRahul Rawail
Produced byRajendra Kumar
StarringKumar Gaurav
Vijayta Pandit
Rajendra Kumar
Danny Denzongpa
Music byRahul Dev Burman
CinematographyRadhu Karmakar
Release date
27 February 1981 (1981-02-27)

Love Story is a 1981 Indian romantic movie directed by Rahul Rawail. The film stars Rajendra Kumar alongside his son Kumar Gaurav and Vijeta Pandit, both making their film debuts.

Vidya Sinha, Amjad Khan, Danny Denzongpa and Aruna Irani also appear in supporting roles.

Kumar Gaurav was launched in Bollywood through Love Story. The film got "blockbuster" status,[1] making Kumar Gaurav a "Star" overnight.[2] The Film did over 1 crore business in Mumbai territory. The movie was the third biggest grosser of 1981 after Kranti and Naseeb.It did over 6 Cr business in India with approx. 3.50 distributor share.


Vijay Mehra (Rajendra Kumar) is a wealthy builder, and loves Suman (Vidya Sinha), who also loves Vijay. Ram Dogra (Danny Denzongpa) is a civil engineer who loves Suman. Ram and Suman were friends in college.

But Vijay leaves Suman because he feels jealousy of Ram and Suman's friendship and marries another girl, and Suman gets married to Ram, but Vijay's wife dies after giving birth to a baby boy, Bunty, while Suman and Ram welcome a baby girl, Pinky.

Years later, Bunty (Kumar Gaurav) and Pinky (Vijeta Pandit) meet as strangers, Vijay wants Bunty to become a builder with him, but Bunty wants to become a pilot, due to this reason, Bunty leaves home, and Pinky also leaves the home because her father wants her to get married.

Bunty and Pinky meet again, but Hawaldar Sher Singh (Amjad Khan), who is assigned the job of finding the missing boy and girl, handcuffs them together, after some of good and bad circumstances, both fall in love with each other, they go somewhere unknown place and build a small cottage and live happily.

But, not ever after. Ram enters the scene and forcibly takes away Pinky. Now, Vijay is ready to accept his son's love, but Ram plans to get his daughter married against her wishes.

Bunty and Pinky run away from home again, but a gang of robbers follow them, suddenly, Vijay and Ram come to save their children and Bunty saves Ram's life. Ram changes his mind, and at the end Bunty and Pinky get married.



Love Story remains one of the most popular romantic films in Bollywood history, for the teenage innocent love of Bunty and Pinky. The film helped to cement Kumar Gaurav and Vijayta Pandit's acting careers in the Bollywood industry.

The beautiful locations of Kashmir, the lovely songs, the cute pair of Kumar Gaurav and Vijayta Pandit were the main attractions.

Amit Kumar, (son of Kishore Kumar) won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award in 1981 for the song "Yaad Aa Rahi Hai".

The film was later remade into Telugu as Prema Sankellu (1982), by Vijaya Nirmala and starred her son Naresh.


All the songs became mega-hits at that time. Amit Kumar sang all the songs, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle giving female voice. The music was composed by R. D. Burman, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Ye Ladki Zarasi Diwani Lagti Hai" Amit Kumar, Asha Bhosle
2 "Kya Ghazab Karte Ho Ji" Asha Bhosle
3 "Teri Yaad Aa Rahi Hai" Amit Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Dekho Maine Dekha Hai Yeh Ek Sapna" Amit Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
5 "Kaisa Tera Pyar" Amit Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
6 "Teri Yaad Aa Rahi Hai" Amit Kumar

Box office[edit]

The film was a huge success of 1981 and broke many records at the box office. It was a blockbuster along with Kranti, Naseeb, Ek duje ke liye, Lawaaris.

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