Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani

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For the 1979 film, see Jaani Dushman.
Jaani Dushman
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जानी दुश्मन:एक अनोखी कहानी
Directed by Rajkumar Kohli
Produced by Rajkumar Kohli
Written by K. K. Singh (dialogues)
Screenplay by Rajkumar Kohli
Naveena Bhandari
Story by Rajinder Singh Aatish
Starring Akshay Kumar
Aditya Pancholi
Sunil Shetty
Sunny Deol
Manisha Koirala
Armaan Kohli
Aftab Shivdasani
Sharad Kapoor
Rajat Bedi
Arshad Warsi
Sonu Nigam
Atul Agnihotri
Music by Anand-Milind
Anand Raj Anand
Sandeep Chowta
Cinematography Thomas A. Xavier
Damodar Naidu
Edited by Kuku Cuckoo
Dilip Darak
Shankar Movies
Release dates
  • 16 August 2002 (2002-08-16)
Running time
169 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Jaani Dushman (English: Archenemy) is a Hindi supernatural thriller film directed and produced by Rajkumar Kohli making it his final film as director. The film features a multiple cast; including Raj Kumar Kohli's son Armaan Kohli as the main Villain seeking for revenge against a set of heroes Aditya Pancholi, Akshay Kumar, Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Sharad Kapoor, playback singer Sonu Nigam in his acting debut, and Arshad Warsi and the only Heroine of film is Manisha Koirala who plays as the lover of the villain. It released on 16 August 2002


The story revolves around a big group of friends consisting of Atul (Akshay Kumar), Vijay (Sunil Shetty), Divya (Manisha Koirala), Vivek (Sonu Nigam), Prem (Aftab Shivdasani), Sadhu Maharaj (Amrish Puri),Abdul (Arshad Warsi) and Rajesh (Rajat Bedi) amongst others. Divya is a reincarnated soul who herself is unaware of this. When Rajesh (whose second attempt of raping Divya is successful) raped Divya, she commits suicide thinking that all of his friends were involved in the rape. The rest of the friends are completely unaware of anything and are innocent. When Kapil (Armaan Kohli), the lover of Divya's previous life finds out about her death, he comes back to life to get revenge from all of the group. As a punishment, Rajesh is strangled to death first. This is followed by Abdul being electrocuted. Atul & his other friends don't have a chance to tell Divya that they're truly innocent. A principal (Raj Babbar) gives the group of friends a necklace and assures them that they cannot be harmed when they are wearing the necklace. Atul doesn't believe in any of this. However, when he is attacked by Kapil, he realizes he survived because the necklace was stuck on his hand.

Some more of their friends get killed unfortunately. Prem is possessed to commit murder but he ends up in jail. Vijay is pushed off the gym's roof. Vivek, afraid he's next, calls his big brother Karan (Sunny Deol). Karan arrives to rescue Vivek. Atul gets stabbed by Kapil while trying to save Vivek. Kapil chases Vivek. Atul, unable to destroy Kapil or save Vivek's life, goes to the same priest, who gave the lockets. Atul asks the priest to save Vivek's life. Atul dies due to blood loss from his injuries. Karan shows up to stop Kapil from killing Vivek. Karan gets killed by Kapil. The Priest resurrects Karan with outerworld powers, granting him supernatural powers like Kapil. Karan kills Kapil. Vivek turns out to be alive. Somehow.



Critical reception[edit]

Ronjita Kulkarni of Rediff.com rated the film 1.5/10 saying "The performances are half-hearted and the characters half-baked". He also called the film "unoriginal and disappointing".[1]

Box office[edit]

According to Boxoffice-india the film had a "average to good" opening and did decent business in its first few days but quickly negative word of mouth started spreading and by the end of the first week collections saw a huge drop, ultimately resulting in the film being declared a huge flop in just its second week. Altogether the film grossed only Rs. 100 million in its four weeks run at the box office.[2]


# Title Singer(s) Length
1 Chal Kudiye Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula 04:51
2 Zindagi Mein Tujhpe Udit Narayan 02:05
3 Aaja Aaja Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 07:02
4 Ishq Junu Hai Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, Prashant 06:42
5 Jaaneman Tu Khub Hai Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan 05:38
6 Roop Salona Tera Dekh Ke Sonu Nigam, Poornima, Sanchaita, Harry Anand, Pamela Jain, Devendra Singh, Nayan Rathod 06:28
7 Javed Bhai So Re Le Sonu Nigam 05:20
8 Zindagi Main Tujhpe Alka Yagnik 02:00


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