Deewana Mastana

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Deewana Mastana
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Directed byDavid Dhawan
Produced byKetan Desai
Written byAnees Bazmee
Prayag Raj
Anil Kapoor
Juhi Chawla
Johnny Lever
Anupam Kher
Saeed Jaffrey
Music byLaxmikant-Pyarelal
CinematographyRavi K. Chandran
Edited byA. Muthu
Distributed byM.K.D. Films Combine
Release date
23 September 1997 (1997-09-23)
Running time
160 minutes
Budget70 million
Box office243.3 million

Deewana Mastana is a 1997 Indian Hindi romantic comedy directed by David Dhawan. The film stars Govinda, Anil Kapoor, and Juhi Chawla in pivotal roles. Johnny Lever, Anupam Kher, Reema Lagoo, Shakti Kapoor, Saeed Jaffrey and Kader Khan have supporting roles, while Salman Khan makes a special appearance. This film was dedicated to Manmohan Desai. This film borrows some elements from the 1991 Hollywood comedy, What About Bob?.[1] Johnny Lever received the Filmfare award for Best Comedian for his performance on this film. The film was a success upon its release.

The film is also noted for bringing together two superstars Salman Khan and Juhi Chawla together in a scene, the only time they were paired together. The film also reunites Anil Kapoor and Govinda after Awaargi (1990). All four actors also appeared in Salaam-E-Ishq in 2007. The film was remade in Telugu Nuvva Nena in 2012.


Raja (Anil Kapoor) is a small-time crook who sells railway tickets on the black market at Amirpur Station. Tired of his job he looks for new ways to make a quick buck. One day, along with his friend Ghafoor (Johnny Lever) and a police inspector (Avtar Gill), he robs Rs 2.5 million from the railway treasury. Later, Raja and Gafoor bump off the inspector and run away with the loot to Mumbai.

At the Mumbai airport, Raja spots (Juhi Chawla) and falls in love at first sight with her. Incidentally they land up at the same hotel where Raja and Gafoor find out that she is a psychiatrist called Dr Neha. Raja assumes the name Raj Kumar and tries to befriend her by lying that he has just returned from America and that his driver Gafoor is suffering from a mental disorder where he regards any beautiful girl as his bhabhi. However, Gafoor cautions Raja not to hurry and be patient in matters of love.

The trouble begins when Bunnu (Govinda), the son of a wealthy businessman (Anupam Kher), is sent to Neha for treatment. He has multiple phobias and is terrified of fire, heights, running, and water and is coached by Neha to deal with his issues using "Baby steps" (modeled on Bill Murray's character in the Hollywood movie What About Bob?). Soon, he too falls for Neha and discovers he has a rival in Raja. Neha has to leave for Ooty with her father (Saeed Jaffrey) to attend her uncle's (Shakti Kapoor) wedding. She does not leave behind a forwarding address. Both Raja and Bunnu impersonate policemen and intimidate her secretary into revealing where she is. Neha is thrilled to see them in Ooty but is drawn closer to the ill Bunnu rather than Raja.

Things take an ugly turn when Gafoor tries to kill Bunnu, who escapes. Bunnu contacts a contract killer Pappu Pager (Satish Kaushik) to bump off Raja. However, that plan fails. Armed with a gold ring and garland, Neha calls Bunnu and Raja to court, ostensibly with the purpose of marriage. Both are surprised to see the other there. Eventually they find out that Neha is actually marrying Prem (Salman Khan, in a guest appearance) and Raja and Bunno end up being witnesses to her marriage. Raveena Tandon makes a special appearance in the end as both Raj and Bunnu walk off together.


Other Cast[edit]

  • David Dhawan... Himself
  • Salman Khan... Prem Kumar (uncredited)
  • Salim Khan... Man blasting the liquor stills (uncredited)
  • Ram P. Sethi... Man asking for discount for train tickets (uncredited)
  • Raveena Tandon... Special appearance (uncredited)
  • Babbanlal Yadav... House servant (uncredited)


The songs became a huge hit upon release Songs like 'Tere Bina Dil Lagta Nahin','Head ya tail','o Mummy Mummy' became very much popular.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Yeh Gaya Woh Gaya" Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik
2 "Hungama Ho Gaya" Sonu Nigam, Poornima
3 "Tere Bina Dil Lagta Nahin" Udit Narayan, Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik
4 "Dil Chaahe Kisi Se" Alka Yagnik
5 "Head Ya Tail" Udit Narayan, Vinod Rathod, Kavita Krishnamoorthy
6 "O Mummy Mummy" Udit Narayan



  1. ^ "Hindi Movies That Have Been Inspired, Remade Or Simply Lifted From Hollywood". Koimoi. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2017.

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