Diwana (1967 film)

Diwana (lit. 'Crazy lover') is a 1967 Indian Bollywood film directed by Mahesh Kaul. The film stars Raj Kapoor, Saira Banu, Lalita Pawar in pivotal roles.[1][2] The film made under the Anupam Chitra production banner had music by Shankar-Jaikishan with lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.[3] Some songs are still popular like "Diwana mujhko log kahein ", "Jisne tumhe chand si surat", "hum to jate apne gaon " and "Tumhari bhi jai jai " .This film is also remembered for Kamal Kapoor strong performance as Raj Kapoor father.

Directed byMahesh Kaul
Produced byMukhram Sharma
N.C. Sippy
Written byC.L. Kavish
StarringRaj Kapoor
Saira Banu
Lalita Pawar
Music byShankar Jaikishan
Hasrat Jaipuri (lyrics)
Shailendra (lyrics)
CinematographyS.S. Samel
Edited byR.V. Shrikhande
Anupam Chitra
Release date
Running time
171 min


Pyarelal (Raj Kapoor), a simple-minded and extremely naive young man, who was orphaned at birth, and now lives with Fatima (Lalita Pawar), a Muslim landlady who treats him like her son. Once, he sets on a journey and meets a young woman with whom he falls in love, Kamini Gupta (Saira Banu). Sir Mayadas (Kamal Kapoor), the person who brought her up happens to be Pyarelal's real father. All of a sudden, Pyarelal is arrested on the charge of murder. No one believes that a harmless man like him could commit a crime, let alone kill. However, Pyarelal openly admits in court that he is indeed guilty, and demands capital punishment for it. The reason he does that is unveiled after several secrets, later on.



# Title Singer Lyricist
1 "Diwana Mujhko Log Kahen" Mukesh Hasrat Jaipuri
2 "Ham To Jate Apne Gaon" Mukesh Shailendra
3 "Ae Sanam Jisne Tujhe" Mukesh Hasrat Jaipuri
4 "Tumhari Bhi Jai Jai" Mukesh Shailendra
5 "Pate Ki Baat Kahega" Mukesh Shailendra
6 "Taron Se Pyare" Mukesh Hasrat Jaipuri
7 "Tumko Sanam Pukar Ke" Sharda Shailendra
8 "Tumhari Bhi Jai Jai (Female)" Sharda Shailendra
9 "Taron Se Pyare (Female)" Sharda Hasrat Jaipuri



  1. ^ Ritu Nanda (2002). Raj Kapoor: Speaks. Penguin Books India. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-0-670-04952-3. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. ^ Ritu Nanda; Rāja Kapūra (1991). Raj Kapoor, His Life and His Films. R.K. Films & Studios. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Cast and crew Diwana (1967)". Gomolo.com. Retrieved 16 January 2015.

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