Love in Tokyo

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  • NR
  • 1966
  • 6.4  (186)

Love in Tokyo is a 1966 Hindi romantic comedy film directed by Pramod Chakravorty. The movie stars Joy Mukherjee, Asha Parekh, Mehmood, Pran, and Shubha Khote in pivotal roles. The storyline revolves around Asha (Asha Parekh), a young girl from a wealthy family in Tokyo, who is sent by her father to study in India. Once there, she meets Ashok (Joy Mukherjee), a man from a humble background. The two fall in love, but her father is vehemently against their union due to their different social and financial standings.

Asha's father plans to marry her off to a wealthy businessman, leading to a series of comical and heart-wrenching events as Asha and Ashok try to save their love from the clutches of society. Amidst all this, Mehmood plays the role of a funny and quirky tourist guide named "Munnu Bhaiya" who tries to bring the couple together.

The film has a beautiful blend of romance, humor, and drama. The chemistry between Joy and Asha is marvelous, and their love story is heart-touching. Mehmood's character provides the perfect comic relief throughout the movie. The scenic beauty of India and Tokyo captured in the film is aesthetically pleasing, and the songs are melodious and timeless.

Joy Mukherjee and Asha Parekh's performances in the movie are praiseworthy. Joy's portrayal of a young and optimistic lover is outstanding, and Asha's portrayal of a girl caught up between following her heart and her father's wishes is emotionally gripping. Mehmood's portrayal of Munnu Bhaiya is remarkable, and his comical timing is impeccable.

The movie discusses various themes such as parental pressure, societal norms, and class differences. It shows how love knows no boundaries and can triumph over all obstacles in life. The movie's depiction of intercultural romance was groundbreaking for its time, inspiring many Bollywood films to follow.

Love in Tokyo was a commercial success and is still considered a classic romantic comedy of Hindi cinema. It has also been remade in various languages, including Bengali, Telugu, and Kannada. The beautiful love story, stunning locations, and remarkable performances make it a must-watch for Hindi cinema lovers.

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