Fantastic movie filmed in Tokyo with an excellent soundtrack
Love in Tokyoâ€ takes us on a delightful romantic stroll through the streets, parks, department stores and cherry blossoms of Tokyo into the hearts of two Indians abroad. As one of the songs goes â€œStep gracefully into my heart through my eyesâ€ and this film with its lovely palette of colors and sweet candy striped mood certainly does this with the viewer.
Cast: Joy Mukherjee, Asha Parekh, Mehmood, Pran
In the various readings I have done on Indian cinema this is the sort of film never mentioned â€“ light-hearted, youthful, full of energy and enthusiasm and with a basket full of infectious songs â€“ but it breaks no cinematic ground nor addresses any deep social issues â€“ it is simply a pop gem that has lost none of its charm some thirty-five years later.
Gayetridevi (Lalita Pawar) sends her son, Ashok (Joy Mukherji) to get her grandson from Japan. Gayetridevi had an elder son, who married a girl of Japanese origin without her blessings. She wants Ashok to get married to Sarita (Lata Bose), but Ashok does not show any interest in Sarita. In Japan, Ashok meets with Asha (Asha Parekh) and both fall in love.
Asha’s uncle (Madan Puri) wants Asha to marry Pran (Pran), but Asha does not like Pran and runs away with Ashok. Pran runs down Ashok with his car, and Ashok is hospitalzied and may lose his eye-sight. Gayetridevi will soon find out which of the two girls – Asha – who she does not approve of – or Sarita, will take of her blind son.