Dil Deke Dekho

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Dil Deke Dekho
Directed by Nasir Hussain
Produced by Sashadhar Mukherjee
Starring Shammi Kapoor
Asha Parekh
Music by Usha Khanna
Cinematography Dilip Gupta
Edited by S.E Chandiwale
Release date
  • 18 September 1959 (1959-09-18)
Country India
Language Hindi

Dil Deke Dekho is a 1959 Indian Hindi romantic comedy film. It was Nasir Hussain's second film as director. His first directorial venture was Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957), which became a big hit and which gave star Shammi Kapoor a new image as a comedic, dancing hero. Hussain and Kapoor reteamed with this film. also in this, Asha Parekh, a former child actress, made her film debut as a heroine.[1] This was also the debut film of comedian Rajendranath (younger brother of Premnath.) This is also music composer Usha Khanna's first film.

The film became a hit at the box office.[2] Hussain, Kapoor, and Parekh would re-team again for Teesri Manzil (1966), which also became a big hit. Hussain would also cast Parekh as his leading lady in five other films. Shammi Kapoor had said that he had initially wanted Waheeda Rehman to play his leading lady in the film, but the producer had already signed Asha Parekh, and he encouraged her during filming.[3] The film was released on Asha's 17th birthday.[4]


Neeta is an heiress, the only daughter of U.K. based Industrialist Jagat Narayan. She is of marriageable age, and is being wooed by Kailash, Chandra, and Raja. She prefers Chandra over Kailash and Raja, but subsequently changes her mind and falls in love with Raja. Things take a dramatic turn when Jagat and Neeta find out that Raja is not who is claims he is. When Raja defends himself, and calls himself Roop, his very own mother denies this claim, and instead states that Chandra is Roop, her only son. Raja, alias Roop must now make attempts to prove himself, and realizes that this is indeed an uphill task.



The Soundtrack of the movie was composed by Usha Khanna, with the lyrics written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Although all the songs are memorable, they seem to have an OP Nayyar-esque tinge to them.

Song Singer(s)
"Dil Deke Dekho" Mohammed Rafi
"Yaar Chulbhula Hai" Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle
"Pyar Ki Kasam" Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle
"Bade Hai Dil Ke Kaale" Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle
"Hum Aur Tum Aur Yeh Sama" Mohammed Rafi
"Bolo Bolo Kuch Toh Bolo" Mohammed Rafi
"Megha re Megha" Mohammed Rafi


  1. ^ Singh, Harneet. "When Shammi Sent Asha a Friend Request". The Indian Express. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  2. ^ http://muvyz.com/boxoffice/byyear/y0/1959
  3. ^ Shammi Kapoor Interview
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 

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