Jawani Diwani - 1972

Jawani Diwani, India, 14 July 1972

After being stereotyped in the girl-next-door image after her Bollywood debut film, Guddi (1971), Jaya Bhaduri tried to break out of the mould with a glamourous role in the film.

Madhu (Nirupa Roy) falls in love with Ravi Anand (Balraj Sahni), son of an employee in her Thakur brother's (Iftekhar) household. When they get married, the Thakur breaks all ties with them, she moves into Ravi's home, where they live with his younger brother, Vijay (Randhir Kapoor). Subsequently, Vijay meets a girl, Neeta (Jaya Bhaduri), at school, with the usual problems with parents. She turns out to be the Thakur's daughter, who has been promised in marriage to Benny Sinha (Narendra Nath).

Satyen Kappu gives a comical performance 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.

  • Genre: Romantic
  • Runtime: 138 Minutes
  • Director: Narendra Bedi


Jawani Diwani (Hindi: जवानी दिवानी; traduction: Crazy youth) is a 1972 Bollywood movie directed by Narender Bedi, and starring Randhir Kapoor, Jaya Bhaduri, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, as leads.

The film is most remembered for its songs by R.D. Burman, including, "Jaane Jaan Doodta Fir Ruha" "Saamne Yeh Koun Aaya," and "Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani. The film was a musical hit and the eighth highest grossing film at the Indian Box Office.