38 Years of Love Story (27/02/1981)
Love Story is a 1981 romantic movie directed by Rahul Rawail. The film stars Rajendra Kumar alongside his son Kumar Gaurav and Vijeta Pandit, both making their film debuts. Vidya Sinha, Amjad Khan, Danny Denzongpa and Aruna Irani also appear in supporting roles.
Kumar Gaurav was launched in Bollywood through Love Story. The film got “blockbuster” status, making Kumar Gaurav a “Star” overnight.
Love Story remains one of the most popular romantic films in Bollywood history, for the teenage innocent love of Bunty and Pinky. The film helped to cement Kumar Gaurav and Vijayta Pandit’s acting careers in the Bollywood industry.
The beautiful locations of Kashmir, the lovely songs, the cute pair of Kumar
Gaurav and Vijayta Pandit were the main attractions. Amit Kumar, (son of Kishore Kumar) won the Filmfare Best Male Playback Award in 1981 for the song “Yaad Aa Rahi Hai”.
The film was later remade into Telugu as Prema Sankellu (1982), by Vijaya Nirmala and starred her son Naresh.