Love in Simla

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Love in Simla
Love in simla.jpg
Poster
Directed by R. K. Nayyar
Produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee
Written by Agha Jani
R. K. Nayyar
Starring Joy Mukherjee
Sadhana
Music by Iqbal Qureshi
Cinematography D. K. Dhuri
Edited by Indu Kumar
Release date
  • 1960 (1960)
Country India
Language Hindi

Love In Simla is a 1960 romantic Indian Hindi film, produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and his Filmalaya production house. Directed by R.K. Nayyar, the film had the producer's son, Joy Mukherjee, in the lead. The actress Sadhana made her Hindi movie lead debut in the film and became a star.[1] The film also starred Azra, Shobhana Samarth and Durga Khote. The film was a light musical with humour as well as slapstick comedy. It became a hit at the box office.[2] The film is a part of the Love in trilogy.[3] The film's success set up the lead pair's success in the 1960s and led to the making of Love in Tokyo, also starring Joy Mukherjee.

Plot[edit]

After the untimely death of her father and step-mother, Sonia is orphaned and lives with her aunt and paternal uncle (General and Mrs. Rajpal Singh). Sonia is plain-looking, like her real mother, and often invites unappreciative taunts and critical remarks from her aunt and cousin, Sheela. Sheela has a boyfriend, Dev Kumar Mehra, and she plans to marry him. Fed-up with hearing frequent taunts and adverse remarks about her plain-looks, Sonia challenges Sheela that she will make Dev fall in love with her.

Songs[edit]

  1. "A Be Baby A A Ji" - Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
  2. "Alif Zabar Aaa Alif Zer Ae Alif Pesh O" - Mohammed Rafi, Sudha Malhotra
  3. "Dar Pe Aaye Hain" - Mukesh
  4. "Dil Tham Chale Hum Aaj Kidhar" - Mohammed Rafi
  5. "Dil Tham Chale Hum Aaj Kidhar v2" - Mohammed Rafi
  6. "Gaal Gulabi Kiske Hai" - Mohammed Rafi
  7. "Hasinon Ki Sawari Hai" - Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
  8. "Husnwale Wafa Nahi Karte" - Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum
  9. "Kiya Hai Dilruba Pyar Bhi Kabhi" - Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
  10. "Love Ka Matlab Hai Pyar" - Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
  11. "Muskuraye Khet Payse Tarse Tarse" - Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
  12. "Wo Zindagi Ke Raaste" - Mohammed Rafi

Cast[edit]

Box office[edit]

In India, Love in Simla was the fifth highest-grossing film of 1960.[2] It grossed 1.7 crore in 1960.[4] Adjusted for inflation in 2011 value, the film earned 191 crore (equivalent to 280 crore or US$39 million in 2017).[2]

In the Soviet Union, the film was released in 1963 and came third place on the year's Soviet box office chart.[5] The film drew a Soviet box office audience of 35 million viewers, making it one of the top 20 most successful Indian films in the Soviet Union.[6]

Other information[edit]

  • The film started the romance between R.K. Nayyar (its director) and Sadhana (its leading lady), culminating in their marriage.
  • The film starred the two Marathi Grande dames Shobhana Samarth and Durga Khote.
  • Dharmendra was keen to play the lead role, but the producer selected his son Joy Mukherjee.
  • Love in Simla was inspired by the 1938 English film Jane Steps Out.[7]
  • The director R. K. Nayyar wanted to remake the film in the 1970s with actress Kim, the heroine from the hit films Disco Dancer and Naseeb (1981 film), but it was difficult to shoot the film in Switzerland, so filming never took place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Page on top actresses of Bollywood". Box Office India. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Worth Their Weight In Gold! - Box Office India : India's premier film trade magazine". Box Office India. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  3. ^ "Joy Mukherjee's Love in Bombay set for release after 40 years". Movies.ndtv.com. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Box Office India". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  5. ^ Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas: The Culture of Movie-going After Stalin, page 210, Indiana University Press, 2005
  6. ^ Sergey Kudryavtsev. "Зарубежные популярные фильмы в советском кинопрокате (Индия)". Kinanet.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  7. ^ "Sadhana's fringe benefits from Audrey Hepburn". Hindustantimes.com. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

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