Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Raj Kanwar|
|Produced by||Guddu Dhanoa |
|Written by||Sagar Sarhadi|
|Story by||Ranbir Pushp|
Shah Rukh Khan
Bhagwan Chitra Mandir
|Box office||est. ₹16.21 crore|
Deewana (transl. Crazy) is a 1992 Indian Hindi-language action romantic drama film directed by Raj Kanwar in his directorial debut and produced by Guddu Dhanoa and Lalit Kapoor. The film stars Rishi Kapoor, Divya Bharti and Shah Rukh Khan(in his film debut) in leading roles, with Amrish Puri, Mohnish Behl, Alok Nath and Sushma Seth in supporting roles. Initially, Khan's debut film was to be Dil Aashna Hai, but Deewana was released first. It was released worldwide on 25 June 1992.
Budgeted at ₹28 million, Deewana went on to become the second highest-grossing film of 1992 behind Beta, earning over ₹162.1 million worldwide. The film was a major box-office success and launched Khan's Bollywood career. It was later dubbed into Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali languages. Additionally, Deewana won a five leading accolades at the 38th Filmfare Awards.
Kajal, a beautiful young lady falls in love with and happily marries Ravi, a rich famous singer whose greedy uncle Dhirendra and cousin Narendra want his wealth. Narendra tries to rape Kajal but is caught and beaten by Ravi. Dhirendra hires hoodlums to murder Ravi. Narendra and Ravi fall off a cliff as Ravi kills him before his death.
Widowed and depressed, Kajal moves to another city with Ravi's mother Laxmi who motivates her to begin a new life. Raja, a handsome guy accidentally hits Laxmi and meets Kajal. He falls in love with her and confesses it but she reveals about being a widow.
Raja's rich father Ramakant who dislikes Kajal tries to get rid of her after which Raja cuts all ties with him and begs Laxmi for marriage with Kajal. Laxmi persuades Kajal who marries Raja, but he tells him he will not touch her until she accepts him.
Raja now looks for a job. His friends open a garage with him. He meets with an accident and is hospitalised. Kajal rushes to see and realises her love for him. They begin a new life. Eventually, Raja saves a man and befriends him who turns out to be an alive Ravi.
When Raja introduces Ravi to Kajal, she is shocked by learning that Ravi survived Dhirendra's attempt to murder him. However, she stays with Raja. Dhirendra learns about Ravi. He kidnaps Kajal and Raja, demanding Ravi's property in exchange.
Raja escapes and beats Dhirendra along with Ravi. They find Kajal tied up with a bomb strapped around her. Ravi manages to switch off it. Dhirendra returns only to kill Raja. Ravi pushes him and sets the bomb off, causing a large explosion that kills the two for all. Kajal and Raja honour Ravi's sacrifice.
|Rishi Kapoor||Ravi, a renonwed singer & Kajal's first husband.||First lead hero.|
|Divya Bharti||Kajal, a young girl who falls in love with Ravi & marries him.||Lead actress.|
|Shahrukh Khan||Raja Sahay, Kajal's second husband.||Second lead hero.|
|Amrish Puri||Dhirendra Pratap||Main antagonist.|
|Mohnish Behl||Narendra Pratap, Dhirendra's son||Special appearance.|
|Alok Nath||Mr Sharma||The man who gives lodging to Kajal & her mother-in-law.|
|Sushma Seth||Laxmi Devi, Ravi's mother & Kajal's mother-in-law.||Supporting actress.|
|Dalip Tahil||Ramakant Sahay, Raja's father||Supporting actor.|
|Deven Verma||Devdas Sabrangi||Special appearance.|
|Asha Sachdev||Chandramukhi Sabrangi||Special appearance.|
Madhuri Dixit was offered Kajal's role but she declined it due to her busy schedule. Divya Bharti was later finalized to play Kajal. Originally, Armaan Kohli was signed to play the role of Raja, but later walked out of the film during the first shooting schedule due to creative differences. The role then went to Shah Rukh Khan, who was shooting for his debut film Dil Aashna Hai at the time, which also co-starred Bharti. However, as Dil Aashna Hai got delayed to late-1992, Deewana released in June 1992 and became Khan's debut film. After Kohli walked out of the film, Sunny Deol was approached. Raza Murad was the initial choice for Dhirendra's role.
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The soundtrack and background score were composed by Nadeem-Shravan and all the lyrics were penned by Sameer. Nadeem-Shravan's soundtrack won them their third Filmfare Award and Kumar Sanu won Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer in a row after Aashiqui (1990) and Saajan (1991). Shah Rukh's silver screen career began with the song "Koi Na Koi Chahiye" along with singer Vinod Rathod.
|1.||"Aisi Deewangi"||Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik||06:59|
|2.||"Sochenge Tumhe Pyar"||Kumar Sanu||06:03|
|3.||"Teri Umeed Tera Intezar"||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam||06:19|
|4.||"Payaliya"||Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik||07:57|
|5.||"Tere Dard Se Dil"||Kumar Sanu||04:51|
|6.||"Teri Isi Ada Pe Sanam"||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam||05:12|
|7.||"Koi Na Koi Chahiye"||Vinod Rathod||06:23|
|8.||"Teri Umeed Tera Intezar (2)"||Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam||02:13|
Awards and nominations
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|Award||Category||Recipients and Nominees||Results|
|38th Filmfare Awards||Best Debut||Shahrukh Khan||Won|
|Sensational Debut||Divya Bharti|
|Best Music||Nadeem Shravan|
|Best Lyrics||Sameer for "Teri Umeed Tera Intezaar"|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Kumar Sanu for "Sochenge Tumhe Pyar"|
|Best Actress||Divya Bharti||Nominated|
|Best Lyrics||Sameer for "Aisi Deewangi"|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Vinod Rathod for "Aisi Deewangi"|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Alka Yagnik for "Aisi Deewangi"|
A sequel to the film was planned by the producers and directors of the movie and is reported to be different from the original film. Casting is on for the film and it has been announced that Nadeem-Shravan may return to compose for the sequel.
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