Sony MAX2 celebrates 30 years of Deewana
Speeding bikes, bustling lanes of Mumbai and a young man in unkempt, disheveled hair crooning “Koi Na Koi Chahiye Pyar Karne Wala”; that’s how Shah Rukh Khan steered into Hindi Cinema with Deewana and captured our hearts eventually. Despite starring as a second lead alongside leading faces like Rishi Kapoor and Divya Bharti, Shah Rukh Khan managed to charm his way out and convince the audiences that a new superstar was in the making. This month, Sony MAX2 celebrates the marvel with Deewana as the film clocks 30 years in the industry.
As the film turns 30, here are few reasons why ‘Deewana’ remains a favourite:
King Khan’s Debut
The year was 1992 and the Indian audience was about to witness a phenomenon. Deewana marked the debut film of Shah Rukh Khan and changed the course of Bollywood forever. The man who started off as a nobody with average looks and no godfather, eventually became the king of romance, commanding a sea of fans worldwide. Three decades later, SRK’s vibrant presence in Deewana as a fiery young man, ready to give it his all for love is a performance that still calls for a watch.
Recipe for a blockbuster
It is said that a good film needs three things, a strong storyline, a great cast and a seasoned director. Riding on this master combination, this Raj Kanwar directorial debut opened to great reviews from critics and audiences alike, making their music the most loved album of the year.
Magic of the Ensemble
Deewana, like a lot of other films in the 90’s boasted off a talented ensemble cast who breathed life into the characters to make it a success. Not only were SRK - Divya Bharti adored as an on-screen pair, his equation with Rishi Kapoor, despite few scenes in the film, created a strong lasting impression. However, a Bollywood hit is incomplete without a deadly villain and the veteran Amrish Puri along with Mohnish Bahl added the much needed punch into the otherwise romantic storyline in Deewana.
Soul stirring music
Music is food for the soul and in this case Deewana truly encapsulated that emotion with the most melodious soundtrack that worked like a glove with the storyline. From ‘Aisi Deewangi’ to ‘Teri Umeed Tera Intezar,’ to ‘Payaliya’ and more, the magic of these songs not only made Deewana the most loved music album of 1992 but worked wonders for the musicians and singers who were associated with the film.
So, celebrate love, friendship and SRK with Deewana on its 30 years on 6th February at 7PM only on Sony MAX2