At times some valuable things are found only after we're gone.
No one would have expected that there would be another release of
late Joy Mukherjee's movie. A 40-year-old classic film called Love
in Bombay made by Mukherjee in 1973 will be released on August 2,
2013. The negative of the film was found by Joy's children in Fazal
Bhoy cold storage at Worli. They got it digitally restored and
decided to showcase their father's last work. Joy passed away last
year on March 9 at the age of 73.
Love in Bombay was part of the Love in trilogy but remained
unreleased until now. The series started with Joy debuting with the
blockbuster hit Love in Simla in 1960, followed by the golden
jubilee hit Love in Tokyo in 1966. Joy not only made the movie but
is also the lead actor of the film opposite Waheeda Rehman.
The film is being released nationally by PVR Director's Rare. The
supporting cast includes yesteryear's biggest names like Ashok
Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Rehman while the music was composed by
Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
Joy's family is grateful that the current generation can watch
his work. "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," said Neelam Mukherjee, Joy's wife.
The movie is an adventurous romantic tale that revolves around
an innocent young man who meets an arrogant city girl on a ship.
"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," said Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing
Director of PVR Ltd.