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Directed by Mahesh Kaul
Produced by Mukhram Sharma
N.C. Sippy
Written by C.L. Kavish
Starring Raj Kapoor
Saira Banu
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Hasrat Jaipuri (lyrics)
Cinematography S.S. Samel
Editing by R.V. Shrikhande
Release date(s) 1968
Running time 171 min
Country India
Language Hindi

Diwana is a 1968 Indian Bollywood film directed by Mahesh Kaul. The film stars Raj Kapoor, Saira Banu, Lalita Pawar in pivotal roles.



Pyarelal (Raj Kapoor), a simple-minded and extremely naive young man, who was orphaned at birth, and now lives with Fatima (Lalita Pawar), a Muslim landlady who treats him like her son. Once, he sets on a journey and meets a young woman with whom he falls in love, Kamini Gupta (Saira Banu). Sarmoyadhar (Kamal Kapoor), the person who brought her up happens to be Pyarelal's real father. All of a sudden, Pyarelal is arrested on the charge of murder. No one believes that a harmless man like him could commit a crime, let alone kill. However, Pyarelal openly admits in court that he is indeed guilty, and demands capital punishment for it. The reason he does that unveild several secrets later on.



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