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Love in Shimla

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Love in Simla
File:Love in simla.jpg
Directed byR. K. Nayyar
Produced bySashadhar Mukherjee
Written byAgha Jani
R. K. Nayyar
StarringJoy Mukherjee
Music byIqbal Qureshi
CinematographyD. K. Dhuri
Edited byIndu Kumar
Release date
  • 1960 (1960)

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Love In Simla is a 1960 romantic Indian Hindi film, produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee and his Filmalaya production house. Directed by R.K. Nayyar, the film had the producer's son, Joy Mukherjee, in the lead. The actress Sadhana made her Hindi movie lead debut in the film and became a star.[1] The film also starred Azra, Shobhana Samarth and Durga Khote. The film was a light musical with humour as well as slapstick comedy. It became a hit at the box office.[2] The film is a part of the Love in trilogy.[3] The film was inspired by the 1938 English film Jane Steps Out.[4]


After the untimely death of her father and step-mother, Sonia is orphaned and lives with her aunt and paternal uncle (General and Mrs. Rajpal Singh). Sonia is plain-looking, like her real mother, and often invites unappreciative taunts and critical remarks from her aunt and cousin, Sheela. Sheela has a boyfriend, Dev Kumar Mehra, and she plans to marry him. Fed-up with hearing frequent taunts and adverse remarks about her plain-looks, Sonia challenges Sheela that she will make Dev fall in love with her.


  1. "Dil Tham Chale Hum Aaj Kidhar" - Mohammed Rafi
  2. "Love Ka Matlab Hai Pyar" - Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
  3. "Gaal Gulabi Kiske Hai" - Mohammed Rafi
  4. "Alif Zabar Aaa Alif Zer Ae Alif Pesh O" - Mohammed Rafi, Sudha Malhotra
  5. "A Be Baby A A Ji" - Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
  6. "Hasinon Ki Sawari Hai" - Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
  7. "Kiya Hai Dilruba Pyar Bhi Kabhi" - Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
  8. "Dar Pe Aaye Hain" - Mukesh
  9. "Muskuraye Khet Payse Tarse Tarse" - Mohammed Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur
  10. "Husnwale Wafa Nahi Karte" - Mohammed Rafi, Shamshad Begum
  11. "Dil Tham Chale Hum Aaj Kidhar v2" - Mohammed Rafi


  • Joy Mukherjee as Dev Kumar Mehra
  • Sadhana as Sonia
  • Azra as Sheela
  • Kishore Sahu as General Rajpal Singh (Sonia's uncle)
  • Shobhna Samarth as Mrs. Rajpal Singh (Sheela's mom)
  • Durga Khote as Sonia's grandmother
  • Vijayalaxmi as Vijaya
  • Hari Shivdasani as Announcer
  • Master Ramesh
  • Bazid Khan
  • Fouza Singh
  • Ravi Tandon
  • Saibee Sabherwal
  • Kiran Kumar
  • Cesar
  • Muhammad Ali

Box office[edit]

In India, Love in Simla was the fifth highest-grossing film of 1960.[2] It grossed 1.7 crore in 1960.[5] Adjusted for inflation in 2011 value, the film earned 191 crore (equivalent to Formatting error: invalid input when rounding or US$Formatting error: invalid input when rounding in 2018).[2]

In the Soviet Union, the film was released in 1963 and came third place on the year's Soviet box office chart.[6] The film drew a Soviet box office audience of 35 million viewers, making it one of the top 20 most successful Indian films in the Soviet Union.[7]


  1. "Page on top actresses of Bollywood". Box Office India. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Worth Their Weight In Gold! - Box Office India : India's premier film trade magazine". Box Office India. 2011-11-01. Archived from the original on 3 November 2011. Retrieved 2017-06-23. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Joy Mukherjee's Love in Bombay set for release after 40 years". Movies.ndtv.com. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. "Sadhana's fringe benefits from Audrey Hepburn". Hindustantimes.com. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  5. "Box Office India". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Indian Films in Soviet Cinemas: The Culture of Movie-going After Stalin, page 210, Indiana University Press, 2005
  7. Sergey Kudryavtsev. "Зарубежные популярные фильмы в советском кинопрокате (Индия)". Kinanet.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.

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