Johny Mera Naam
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|जानी मेरा नाम|
|Directed by||Vijay Anand|
|Produced by||Gulshan Rai|
|Written by||Vijay Anand
|Editing by||Vijay Anand|
|Distributed by||Trimurti Films
Prasad Productions Pvt. Ltd.
|Release dates||11 November 1970|
|Running time||161 mins|
Johny Mera Naam (English: My Name is Johny) is a 1970 Indian Hindi movie. Directed by Vijay Anand, it stars the director's brother, Dev Anand and Pran in the role of a pair of brothers separated in childhood. Hema Malini, Jeevan, Premnath, I. S. Johar and Iftekhar also star in this movie. It is considered a Dev Anand classic. Actor I.S.Johar received his first Filmfare award for his tripple role, playing three different characters, one a Steward in aeroplane, an associate of criminals and the third one, a policeman. The film was remade in Kannada as Apoorva Sangama with Rajkumar and in Tamil as Raja with Sivaji Ganesan.
Mohan and Sohan are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father is killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath). Mohan (Pran) kills the goon and takes refuge in a car boot, and goes missing. Years later Sohan (Dev Anand) goes on to become a CID officer called Sohan Kumar who solves his cases taking up different guises. He takes the identity of Johny a petty thief and gets himself in Jail, befriends Heera (Jeevan) and goes to solve a case wooing Rekha (Hema Malini) and finding the criminal.
- Dev Anand ... Johny / Sohan
- Hema Malini ... Rekha
- Pran ... Moti / Mohan
- Jeevan ... Heera
- Premnath ... Ranjit / Rai Saab Bhupendra Singh
- I.S. Johar ... Pehle Ram (Palmist) / Dooja Ram / Teeja Ram
- Iftekhar .... Chief Inspector Mehta
- Sulochana .... Mother
- Dulari .... Poojari's wife
- Padma Khanna ... Tara
- Randhawa ... Babu
- Sulochana Latkar ... Sohan's & Mohan's mother (Sulochana)
The movie boasts one of the best performances of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. Johny Mera Naam marked the one of best music composed by duo Kalyanji Anandji and pro memoria lyrics of Indeevar.
|O Mere Raja||Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle||Lyrics by Indeevar||Picturized on Dev Anand and Hema Malini|
|Pal Bhar Ke Liye||Kishore Kumar and Usha Khanna||Lyrics by Indeevar||Picturized on Dev Anand and Hema Malini|
|Mose Mora Shyam Rootha||Lata Mangeshkar||Lyrics by Indeevar||Picturized on Hema Malini|
|O Babul Pyare||Lata Mangeshkar||Lyrics by Indeevar||Picturized on Hema Malini|
|Nafrat Karne Walon Ke||Kishore Kumar||Lyrics by Indeevar||Picturized on Dev Anand and Hema Malini|
|Husn Ke Lakhon Rang||Asha Bhosle||Lyrics by Indeevar||Picturized on Premnath and Padma Khanna|
- The song Pal Bhar Ke Liye composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and performed by Kishore Kumar in this film was very popular, it was used at the end of The Simpsons episode Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (2006).
- A scene of the film is shown in the 2007 thriller Johnny Gaddaar, prompting a character to give Johnny as a fake name and hence the film title. The song Pal Bhar Ke Liye was picturized at the Godawari garden near Kathmandu in which the glamor girl, Hema Malini, appears in beautiful getup.
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