Joy Mukherjee’s unreleased 1971 film Love in Bombay to hit theatres on February 24!

Wed, January 23, 2013 10:00am IST by
Joy Mukherjee’s unreleased 1971 film Love in Bombay to hit theatres on February 24!

Zeenat Aman, Waheeda Rehman and Kishore Kumar to return to the big screen in this newly restored film

It’s a rare chance when an old film by a veteran actor-director is restored and rarer yet when the film finds a commercial release. And such is the case with Joy Mukherjee’s 1971 movie Love in Bombay.The veteran actor, who has starred in films like Love in Tokyo and Ziddi, passed away after directing his last film titled Love in Bombay. And the way the film has been readied for release is an exciting story in itself! It was Mukherjee’s son Monojoy Mukherjee who found the film reel when he came across a nondescript receipt from the Film Centre. When he went there and checked, he found his father’s old film reel along with some old negatives.

The film stars Waheeda Rehman as a modern, cool city girl while Zeenat Aman plays a villain and Joy himself plays a character inspired by the funny Australian movie Crocodile Dundee. The star attraction of the film though is Kishore Kumar who has also sung a classy, naughty song titled Maaza naav ganpat rao! Talking to the media, Neelam Mukherjee, Joy’s wife recalled fond memories from the film’s sets, “Kishore mama has a full-fledged role opposite Sonia Sahani. I was present at the Filmalaya studio during the shoot. Dressed like they do in the interiors of Maharashtra, he was a riot. He’d break into steps the choreographer hadn’t even rehearsed, and everyone would applaud after the shot. There was a live bear on the sets too.”

The film had to be restored via a painstaking process wherein every frame was worked on, and it took more than six months to bring it back to shape. The movie will hit the screens on February 24 which is incidentally Joy Mukherjee’s birthday too. So if you want a blast from the past and moments of sweet nostalgia, be sure to check it out!Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • krishna

    I am really happy and it would be a joyful moments to watch this movie on big screen. Please release the movie in Bangalore also…

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  • ashwin

    fantastic for oldie goldie fans, a musical treat and fab combo Joyda n Kishoreda, been listening to the songs for decades so this is very very special for us, we look fwd to this wonderful .. who can forget…
    Taali Bajao Maza Naav Aahe Ganpat rao and Rani Naacho and Matak Aye Matak Mere Cheeta and Jai Mahakaali Kalkatte Waali

    Thx a load to Joyda’s family for bringing this out, cheers :)

  • Royal Bhimsen

    … waiting to watch eagerly in multiplex soon :)

  • Mukeshbhai

    Great Job, manny manny thanks to Joyda’s family. Aaj ke is bhangar aur bakavas film & music ke daur me ek sundar & The gratest melodious music duo Shankar Jaikishan ki film dekhne ko milegi

  • PRakash

    Today is 23rd Feb…no news as yet about the release of the film as promised. Any updates!

  • vilas

    waiting eagarly for love in bombay release. joy mukarjee my favourate star, can anybody give more information about the release.

  • Shashikant Nayak

    I was very happy to learn that Love in Bombay will be release on 24th February,2013 on Joy’s birthday. However, it is very sad that it was not released in Ahmedabad. Can anybody give information about the release in Mumbai or any other places.

  • ashwin

    kinda sad no vcd or dvd of this phillum is available, some1 pls do share /publich this with Oldie Goldie fans :) , cheers

    • Neelam Mukerji

      For all waiting eagerly for my husband Joy’s film ” Love in Bombay” , the film will release on 2 nd August 2013 by PVR at all their theatres. By God’s Grace & by the good wishes of all of Joy’s fans, wellwishers & freinds the release of” Love in Bombay” will happen on the 2nd August. Thank You every one , God Bless .

  • Srikanth Vakalapudi

    Excellent Job guys. Your father might be very happy if he is alive. This might be the best gift for your parents from the kids. Would you like to release this movie in USA too? I am excited to see the movie. I saw most of the old movies and i like Mr. Joy Mukerjee’s movies.

    Best of luck and once again great job.


  • nans

    Great Job – Munjoy Mukherji – I am really proud of you. This is the most fitting tribute to Joy dada and a great favour for his fans like us. I had as a kid grown up watching movies of Joy Mukherji, Biswajeet Chatterjee, Shammi Kapoor and Dev Anand the great five star chocholatee heros during my time.

  • nans

    Really great news for us