Love Story (1981 film)

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Love Story
Love Story 1981 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rahul Rawail
Produced by Rajendra Kumar
Starring Kumar Gaurav
Vijayta Pandit
Rajendra Kumar
Danny Denzongpa
Music by Rahul Dev Burman
Cinematography Radhu Karmakar
Release date
27 February 1981 (1981-02-27)
Country India
Language Hindi

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

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

Rajendra Kumar made Love Story to launch his son Kumar Gaurav in Bollywood. The Film became "blockbuster",[1] making Kumar Gaurav a 'Star' overnight.[2]


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 at college time.

But Vijay leaves Suman because he feels jealousy of Ram & 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 builder to him, but Bunty wants to become pilot, due to this reason Bunty leaves the home, Pinky also leaves the home because his 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 & 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 marry his daughter against her wishes.

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



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


All songs become mega hit at that time. Amit kumar sang all songs, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle given 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

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The film was a huge success of 1981 and broke many records at the Box office.

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