Title: Dil Aur Mohabbat
Cast: Joy Mukherjee, Sharmila Tagore, Nasir Hussein, Ashok Kumar, KN Singh, Bela Bose, Johnny Walker
The movie opens well, with Ashok Kumar, a policeman, coming home to his ailing wife, Asha Nadkarni and his young son- Sachin (looking really really adorable!)
After quickly establishing Ashok's honesty, and his son's early tendencies towards the opposite, Asha quickly dies. The son grows up at school in Bombay, with the strange habit of sleeping with his own picture by his bed :S
Joy also likes to visit gambling houses, where he gambles (heeh), smokes (!),
... and likes to play snooker (why are all the balls the same color? doesn't it matter? I thought they should be different- will a snooker guru please enlighten us?) against the backdrop of surreal-ly painted walls and a grooving Bela Bose.
But Joy also goes to school: he studies at what reads like "APC College" of Mathematics, which is fake- there are APCs in Calcutta and the South though. His classmates are quite a bunch: An aging Johnny Walker who dresses like the early Beatles, and Anoop Kumar.
But Sharmila makes up for these deficiencies when she rides into college on a lambretta, wearing a gorgeous yellow confection!
And of course Joy disguises himself (as he has done so often before) to cadge a ride.
And after the usual bickering, of course they fall in love,
but for once the heroine coyly, but very stylishly announces her romance to her father, Nasir Hussein.
but takes the opportunity to give a ring to Joy symbolizing their engagement. Now this is very odd- isn't the guy supposed to give the ring? But looking at the size of her pearl ring (which I COVET), she perhaps doesn't need one...
The guy he is playing with dies when a scuffle ensues, and gasp- he happens to be the club owner, KN Singh's brother!
So that when his dad comes to Bombay and realises his son is wanted for murder (look at the magazines- apparently Manohar Kahaniyan, Screen and Maya still existed then!),