Johny Mera Naam

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जानी मेरा नाम
Johny Mera Naam 1970 film poster.JPG
Film poster
Directed by Vijay Anand
Produced by Gulshan Rai
Written by Vijay Anand
K.A. Narayan
Starring Dev Anand
Hema Malini
I. S. Johar
Music by Kalyanji-Anandji
Cinematography Fali Mistry
Edited by Vijay Anand
Distributed by Trimurti Films
Prasad Productions Pvt. Ltd.[1]
Release dates 11 November 1970
Running time 161 mins
Country India
Language Hindi

Johny Mera Naam (English: My Name is Johny) is a blockbuster 1970 Crimecomedydrama film. 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.

At the 18th Filmfare Awards, Vijay Anand won the Filmfare Best Screenplay Award the film, [2]while actor I. S.Johar received his first Best Performance in a Comic Role for his triple 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, in Telugu as Eduruleni Manishi with N. T. Rama Rao 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.


Box Office[edit]

It was the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1970[3] and also the 7th highest grossing Bollywood movie of the 1970s.


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.[4]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Picturized On
O Mere Raja Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle Indeevar Dev Anand and Hema Malini
Pal Bhar Ke Liye Kishore Kumar and Usha Khanna Indeevar Dev Anand and Hema Malini
Mose Mora Shyam Rootha Lata Mangeshkar Indeevar Hema Malini
O Babul Pyare Lata Mangeshkar Indeevar Hema Malini
Nafrat Karne Walon Ke Kishore Kumar Indeevar Dev Anand and Hema Malini
Husn Ke Lakhon Rang Asha Bhosle[5] Indeevar Premnath and Padma Khanna


  • 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.
  • The song O Mere Raja was shot at the ruins of Nalanda University and Vishwa Shanti Stup, Rajgir in Bihar.[6]

External links[edit]

Johny Mera Naam at the Internet Movie Database


  1. ^ IMDB Cast and Credits
  2. ^ "Best Screenplay Award". Filmfare Award Official Listings, Indiatimes. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Box Office India 1970
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ List
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