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The exuberance of youth influences two college going lovers to edify their headstrong parents. They sing the following Panchamda songs to achieve this goal: "Jaane Jaan doodta fir ruha" "... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Randhir Kapoor ...
Vijay Anand
Neeta Thakur
Balraj Sahni ...
Ravi Anand
Nirupa Roy ...
Madhu Anand
Iftekhar ...
A.K. Hangal ...
College Principal
Narendra Nath ...
Paintal ...
Satyendra Kapoor ...
Mamaji (as Satyen Kappu)
Jagdish Raj ...
Mr. Sharma
Viju Khote ...
Mr. Gupta
Lalita Kumari ...
Mrs. Sinha
Brahm Bhardwaj ...
Mr. Sinha
Mushtaq Merchant


The exuberance of youth influences two college going lovers to edify their headstrong parents. They sing the following Panchamda songs to achieve this goal: "Jaane Jaan doodta fir ruha" "Saamne yeh koun aaya" "Yeh Jawani hai Diwani" "Agar saaz chedaa taraane bunenge" "Oye tauba mujhe toone badnaam kur diya" Written by <>

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14 July 1972 (India)  »

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The Madness of Youth  »

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Sutrasonic's song "Cosmic Flute" was sampled from the song "Jaane Jaan Dhoodtha". The song was included in the International dance album Bollywood Breaks Sampler. See more »


Referenced in Raanjhanaa (2013) See more »

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A landmark movie.
29 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jawani Diwani was a landmark comedy primarily because of RD Burman's fast, pounding and melodious score. RD Burman was such a genius; his musical legacy will live on forever. When his music combined with the voices of either Kishore or Asha (or both), the result was electrifying. A case in point is this movie.

Kishore gives the start with the energetic and beautifully sung "Samne Kaun Aya". He later also executes the title song "Yeh Jawani" in his unique comic style (Kishore was said to have the unique ability to put himself right in the shoes of the actor for whom he was doing the singing). However, it is the combination of Kishore with Asha on "Aa Jane Ja" that creates one of the most memorable songs of Indian cinema. The picturization of the song is perfect, there is a sense of mystery in both the setting, the voice and the music. This one song will keep on ringing in your ears long after hearing it and, to my knowledge, is being remixed now over and over again by so many.

In so far the plot is concerned, this is the simple story of boy (Randhir Kapoor) meets girl (Jaya Badhuri) at school, with the usual problems with parents. However, the acting is great. A special note goes to the great Satyen Kappu who gives, in my opinion, his most comical performance ever (as the DJ friend of Randhir Kapoor) in two scene-stealing pieces: first, when he impersonates Randhir Kapoor's father to meet the boy's teacher, and later when he meets Jaya's father.

In short, you have here everything that a great Indian movie is made of: a good story, very good acting and excellent music.

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