Nainonwalene – Neeti/Neha – Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Padmaavat (2018)


Movie – Padmaavat (2018)

Nainonwalene was featured in 2018 Bhansali Productions and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ super hit historical fiction Padmaavat directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sudhanshu Vats and Ajit Andhare. The movies starred Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapur, Ranveer Singh, Raza Murad, Aditi Rao Hyadri, Anupriya Goenka, Aayam Mehta, etc.

In Sinhala (Sri Lanka of today) Princess Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) mistakes the Rajput King Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapur) for a deer while hunting in the forest and wounds him accidentally. She takes him to the nearest Buddha Vihar and treats him until recovery. Maharawal has traveled all the way to Sinhala to get some rare pearls for his first wife Nagmati (Anupriya Goenka). Maharawal and Padmavati fall in love and he proposes marriage to her. Padmavati comes out of the Buddha Vihar and begins to cry. This song is heard in the background, at this point.

Song – Nainonwalene

Siddharth-Garima penned the lyrics of Nainonwalene. This song is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali composition.

The girl says that she not only lost her heart to the man’s beautiful eyes but also her peace and they are giving her sleepless nights.

Video – Nainonwalene

The cinematography is by Sudeep Chatterjee.

The video opens with Shahid Kapur proposing marriage to Deepika Padukone. She leaves the Buddha Vihar and climbs down some steps to sit down on the last one. She begins to cry, happily. The song begins in the background. She leaves the place smiling.

A flashback, of how she met him for the first time while she was hunting wild animals, comes at this point and accidentally wounds him. Then, she takes care of him and his wounds. As he recovers, they begin to meet in the forest. The song peters out and the video ends there.


The playback of this song was sung by Neeti Mohan and Neha Kakkar and the onscreen performances are by Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapur.

Cultural Influence

The song Nainowalene seems to have some Sinhala or Sri Lankan influence since Padmavati was a princess of that country. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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