Channel 4 will follow its New Voices season of Bollywood films with a short run of films dedicated to Rishi Kapoor.
This begins with Kapoor’s 1973 film Bobby, which will be introduced by its star.
The film was notable for its superhit soundtrack, being directed by Rishi’s father Raj Kapoor and introducing Dimple Kapadia as the titular heroine.
It tells a story of love ‘across the tracks’ between wealthy industrialist’s son Raj and Bobby, the daughter of a Christian fisherman. Facing parental opposition to their love they run away from home to scenic Kashmir, where the pair must find a way to avoid their pursuers.
On a side note, Rishi and Dimple also featured in Luck By Chance, which Channel 4 have recently shown as part of the New Voices run, and they will also both appear in the forthcoming Patiala House, which is currently in post-production.
- Bobby – Tuesday 5 October, 01:40 – 04:35