Dil sambhale sambhalta nahin – Mukesh/Lata – Kalyanji-Anandji – Rajesh/Babita | Raaz (1967)



Dil sambhale sambhalta nahin appeared in 1967 Sippy Films’ thriller Raaz (secret) directed by Ravindra Dave and produced by G P Sippy. The movie starred late Rajesh Khanna (debut), Babita (debut), I S Johar, Asit Sen and others.

Living in Africa, Kumar (Rajesh Khanna) is actually of Indian origin. He sees dreams of an Indian railway station called Viran Nagar, repeatedly. He is curious and travels to India with his friend, Rocky (I S Johar). They reach Viran Nagar railway station, which looks the same as Kumar had seen in his dreams. The locals are frightened on seeing Kumar like they have seen a ghost. Thus, the friends do not get a ride to their destination. They trick a horse cart driver and finally reach their destination. They find a place to stay on temporary-basis and leave their luggage there to unravel the mystery of Kumar’s dreams.

That night, Kumar finds a girl (Babita) singing this eerie song. Soon, he is face-to-face with the girl. Her name is Sapna and tells him that they were in love with each other. Unfortunately, Kumar does not remember anything. For him, Sapna is just a shadow in his dreams. Sapna tries to help him remember by singing a song. After the song, Kumar requests her to tell him how did they know each other since he did not know anything about it. Sapna reminds him how they had met each other. Flashback begins. The first meeting that leads Sapna to fall in love with Kumar is not as dramatic as it needs to be. If it is real love, it cannot happen without some drama and mainly if it’s in a Bollywood movie.

Kumar is also in love with Sapna. Her father, Sarkar Nath (D K Sapru) summons him to his home and threatens of dire consequences for an act he had done in a previous scene – the act of saving an old female worker from the ill-treatment of a Sarkar Nath henchman. Despite this scolding, the lead pair is in a romantic mood and is seen singing this song in beautiful locales.

Song – Dil sambhale sambhalta nahin:

Gulshan Bawra penned the lyrics of this song Dil sambhale sambhalta nahin and Kalyanji-Anandji composed the music.

The man has just fallen in love with the girl and is unable to keep his hands off her!


The cinematography is by K Vaikunth.

The video starts with the scenic beauty of the locale. The camera pans to where the lead pair is reclining. The music has already begun. Babita gets up and Rajesh Khanna catches hold of her hand. She slips out of his grip and runs to a distance. He follows her and grabs her elbow. She again moves out of his grasp.

Rajesh Khanna begins to sing the song. Babita replies to him in the song. They run about the place and he pulls her white dupatta into his hands. Then, she takes it back and wears it on her sweater. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as the lead pair runs toward the area where the autumn leaves have fallen on the ground.


Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar sings this song on playback and the onscreen performances are by Rajesh Khanna and Babita.

Cultural Influence:

This is another beautiful but filmi song, rendered by Lataji and Mukesh Sahab. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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