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Romance (1983)

  • LanguageHindi

ROMANCE 'ROMANCE' is a colourful, lively story of two teenage lovers of the jet age. 

Of Sonia, a half English girl and Amar, an Indian youth, whose romance blossoms across thousands of miles and crosses all barriers.

Of the triumph of true love that melts the hearts of hundreds of men, women, boys and girls from all walks of life in faraway England who fight for Sonia and Amar. 

Of the pride and obstinacy of Sonia's English mother and her refusal to let Sonia marry anyone other than John, an English boy, chosen by her. 

Of the love and gentle understanding of Sonia's Indian grand- parents who want Sonia's and Amar's dreams to come true. Of the courageous fight of a brilliant journalist who mobilises media support to Sonia's and Amar's innocent love that no Law on land can subdue. 

Of Sonia's unshakeable faith in Amar and Amar's unswerving devotion to Sonia in the face of all problems. Of the problems, agonies and fears of two innocent lovers, chased by the Law and by John's henchmen. Of Providence coming to their rescue each time and their miraculous escape,- from perilous situations. Of the power of the media and the power of true love and faith ) that finally unites them.

'ROMANCE', an immortal jet age love story, enacted by Kumar Gaurav and Poonam Dhillon as the Lovers, Shammi Kapoor and Sushma Seth as the Grandparents, Saeed Jaffrey as the Journalist and Helena Luke as the English mother.

(From the official press booklet)