Mujhe kitna pyar hai tumse – Mohd. Rafi/Lata – Shankar-Jaikishan – Shammi Kapoor | Dil Tera Deewana (1962)


Today’s first post is the analysis of the song, Mujhe kitna pyar hai tumse, 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, Mujhe kitna pyar hai tumse, 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, 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 in her own cab and it rains. They confess their feelings for each other, during this date through a song.

Badriprasad and his wife visit Dayaram’s house worried about their only son. Hilariously, it is Mohan, who brings them to their destination, hiding behind a hat, Meena’s cab. During the old couple’s stay, Mohan and Anokhe have a tough time in handing the 2 older men. The trip comes to a close after some really amusing situations.

This happens before the lead pair goes on another date. During this date, they sing this song.

Song – Mujhe kitna pyar hai tumse

The lyrics of the song, Mujhe kitna pyar hai tumse, were penned by Shailendra and were set to tune by Shankar-Jaikishan.

The song goes, “Ask your own heart, how much I love you. I gave my heart to you. My life is yours.”

Video – Mujhe kitna pyar hai tumse

The cinematographer is V Ramamurthy.

The video opens with the beginning of the music. Shammi Kapoor and Mala Sinha are sitting on steps going toward a large lake. He tries to be intimate with her and she gets up to move away from him. He also coaxes her to come closer. But, she keeps moving away.

Shammi Kapoor writes something on a rock and she comes toward him to see it. He has written the first few words of the song. As she reads it, he begins to sing the song. She repeats the lyrics. He rolls happily across the ground and he helps him up.

He tries to get intimate with her again and she moves away, once again. Pran, who plays the villain in the movie, is watching the 2 love birds and doesn’t seem to be very pleased. The song peters out and the video ends as the lead pair sits together at the top of the steps going into the lake.


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. This song has a little sadness in it, I feel. 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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