Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani

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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 Raj Babbar
Sunny Deol
Aditya Pancholi
Akshay Kumar
Sunil Shetty
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
Production
company
Shankar Movies
Release date
  • 16 August 2002 (2002-08-16)
Running time
179 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Jaani Dushman (English: Archenemy) is a Hindi dark fantasy-action film directed and produced by Rajkumar Kohli making it his last film as director. The film features an assembled cast; including Manisha Koirala, Armaan Kohli Aditya Pancholi, Akshay Kumar, Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Sharad Kapoor, Sonu Nigam in his acting debut, and Arshad Warsi.

Plot[edit]

Divya (Manisha Koirala) is a reincarnated snake who herself is unaware of this. When Rajesh and Madan (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, Madan is killed on the same day as Divya and then Rajesh is strangled to death on his wedding night. This is followed by Victor being run over by Kapil's motorbike and Abdul being electrocuted to death. Atul & his other friends don't have a chance to tell Divya that they're truly innocent. The college principal Joseph (Raj Babbar), who is also a professor of parapsychology, 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. Atul is badly injured by Kapil and he goes to coma. Divya then enters Prem's body and kills Ashok. Prem is thus accused to commit murder and he is sentenced to be hanged by the court. 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, but before that, Kapil stabs Vivek using Karan's image. Karan is arrested after Vivek accused Karan of stabbing him. Atul comes out of coma and tries to save 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. Principal Joseph resurrects Karan with outerworld powers, granting him supernatural powers like Kapil. Karan kills Kapil. Vivek turns out to be the only survivor along with his brother Karan. Kapil and Vasundhra reunites in heaven.

Cast[edit]

Casting[edit]

Salman Khan was offered Sonu Nigam's role but declined due to date issues. Pooja Batra was the first choice for the role opposite Sunil Shetty. Chandrachur Singh and Jas Arora were considered for Aditya Pancholi and Sharad Kapoor's role.

Reception[edit]

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". Akshay Kumar was the only with watchable performances, Sunil Shetty was barely average & Sunny Deol was wasted in this movie because he did less scenes than his previous movies.[1]

Box office[edit]

According to Boxoffice-india the film had an "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]

Soundtracks[edit]

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

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