Late actor-director Joy Mukherjee’s Love in Bombay will finally hit the theaters on August 2, exactly 40 years after its production which started in 1973.
Love in Bombay is the third in series of The Love movies. Joy Mukherjee made his debut in Bollywood with the superhit movie, Simla in 1960, and then another blockbuster, Love in Tokyo in 1966. Love in Bombay, stars Joy Mukherjee and Waheeda Rehman in titular roles.
The negative of the movie was found by Joy’s kids– Sujoy, Monjoy and Simran Halwasiya in a storage unit in Fazal Bhoy at Worli. They decided to get it digitally restored and showcase their father’s last work. Joy Mukherjee passed away last year on March 9, 2012 at the age of 73.
The movie is being produced by PVR Director Rare. Feeling honoured by this gesture, Joy’s wife Neelam said, “We are really touched by PVR Director Rare’s gesture to release the film. They are giving today’s young generation a chance to enjoy my husband’s classic work. I’m sure they will appreciate his cinema and the same will create nostalgia for those who have seen his work before. I would also like to appreciate the unrelenting effort that was put by Avitel Post Studio in restoring the film’s negative,”
Sanjeev Kumar, JMD of PVR Ltd said, “We are extremely pleased to announce the release of Late Joy Mukherjee’s Love in Bombay through PVR Director’s Rare. By providing a platform which renders it possible for the film to see the light of day, we pay our respects to the celebrated visionary that Joy Mukherjee was,”
Love in Simla was produced by Joy’s father after scriptwriter Agha jani Kashmeri convinced him that the movie would be a blockbuster and a musical hit and indeed it was a blockbuster!