Dil tera deewana hai Sanam – Mohd. Rafi/Lata – Shankar-Jaikishan – Shammi Kapoor | Dil Tera Deewana (1962)


Today’s post is the analysis of the song, Dil tera deewana hai Sanam, from the Bollywood movie Dil Tera Deewana (1962). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.

Movie – Dil Tera Deewana (1962)

The song, Dil tera deewana hai Sanam, appeared in the Padmini Pictures’ rom-com Dil Tera Deewana (1962), produced and directed by B R Panthulu. The movie starred Shammi Kapoor, Mala Sinha, Mahmood, etc.

Mohan (Shammi Kapoor) is a foolhardy and rebellious son of Diwan Badriprasad (Ulhas). The young man is not always where he is expected to be. One day, Badriprasad and his wife (Mumtaz Begum) are wondering where their son is. At that point, Mohan is at the Rebel Club, frolicking with his friend, Anokhe (Mahmood). Badriprasad catches up with his son and reprimands him. He also takes his son forcibly back home.

Badriprasad arranges for his son to be taught some lessons in discipline, through his friend, Retired Army Captain Dayaram (Om Prakash). To avoid being punished for his brash behavior by the retired army officer, Mohan asks Anokhe to take his place at the army captain’s bungalow, to which Anokhe agrees.

Mohan, on the other hand, due to some comic situations lands up without money with Meena (Mala Sinha) and agrees to drive her taxi to help her eke out a living. Meena and Mohan have fallen in love but have not confessed to each other, though they know each other’s feelings. Mohan takes Meena for a date one evening and it rains. Through this song, they confess their feelings for each other.

Song – Dil tera deewana hai Sanam

The lyrics of the song, Dil tera deewana hai Sanam, were penned by Shailendra and were set to tune by Shankar-Jaikishan.

The song goes, “My heart is crazy about you. You know that I won’t say anything against it. It’s the love’s promise.”

Video – Dil tera deewana hai Sanam

The cinematographer is V Ramamurthy.

The video opens with Mala Sinha running into Shammi Kapoor’s arms, after hearing a thunderbolt. He begins to sing and she joins him in reply. They become wet in the rain and he chases her around the place.

They also perform a few steps. Shots of wet birds moving in the rain are very attractive. Soon, the song peters out and the video also ends as the lead pair is seen sitting in front of each other. The location, I guess, is a studio with artificial rain.


Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar have sung this song for Shammi Kapoor and Mala Sinha.

Cultural Influence

This video is the colorized version of the song picturized on b/w. I just love this Mohd. Rafi-Lata croon and Shammi Kapoor’s antics in the video. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.


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