After the debacle of Mera Naam Joker, Raj Kapoor went into a reflective mood. He realized films with strong social messages were getting stale. He therefore, decided to change the scenario a bit and made a film on love, a perpetual theme. Bobby exuded a rare freshness that is alive to date. The film became a fashion diktat, with ribbons, prints and skirts wearing 'Bobby' tag to sell more. R K's discovery Dimple Kapadia was only 14 years old and his son Rishi Kapoor was 18 during the making of Bobby. They suited perfectly the roles of teenaged lovers. The story of the film was not extraordinary, in the sense it talked of a rich boy falling in love with a girl of humble backgrounds. An industrialist is overwhelmed with anger when he hears that his son is in love with a fishmonger's daughter. Hells break loose and the lovers run away from the warring fathers. In the end, the parents reconcile and 'Raju' and 'Bobby' are united. Durga Khote gives a brilliant performance as Rishi's 'Dhai Maa/Aunty' and Dimple's grandma. The songs in the film were very popular, especially, 'Main shaayar to nahin' and 'Hum tum ek kamre mein band ho'