Johny Mera Naam

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Johny Mera Naam
Johny Mera Naam 1970 film poster.JPG
Film poster
Directed byVijay Anand
Produced byGulshan Rai
Written byVijay Anand
K.A. Narayan
StarringDev Anand
Hema Malini
I. S. Johar
Music byKalyanji-Anandji
CinematographyFali Mistry
Edited byVijay Anand
Distributed byTrimurti Films
Prasad Productions Pvt. Ltd.[1]
Release date
  • 11 November 1970 (1970-11-11)
Running time
161 minutes

Johny Mera Naam (English: Johny is my name) is a 1970 Bollywood crime action film directed by Vijay Anand. The film stars the director's brother, Dev Anand and Pran in the roles of brothers separated in childhood. Hema Malini, Jeevan, Premnath, I. S. Johar and Iftekhar also star in pivotal roles.[2]

At the 18th Filmfare Awards, Vijay Anand won the Filmfare Best Screenplay Award,[3] while actor I.S. Johar received his first Best Performance in a Comic Role for his triple roles: a steward in an aeroplane, an associate of criminals and a police officer. The film was remade in Kannada as Apoorva Sangama, with Dr. Rajkumar, in Telugu as Eduruleni Manishi, with N. T. Rama Rao and in Tamil as Raja, with Sivaji Ganesan.[4]


Mohan and Sohan are the 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, 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), solves a case wooing Rekha (Hema Malini) and finds the criminal.


Box office[edit]

It was the highest grossing Bollywood film of 1970[5] and 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 some of the best music composed by the duo Kalyanji Anandji and pro memoria lyrics of Indeevar.[6]

# Song Singer(s) Picturized On Duration
1 Title Music (Johny Mera Naam) Instrumental Credit Title Sequence 01:59
2 "O Mere Raja" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle Dev Anand and Hema Malini 05:05
3 "Pal Bhar Ke Liye" Kishore Kumar, Usha Khanna Dev Anand and Hema Malini 05:05
4 "Mose Mora Shyam Rootha" Lata Mangeshkar Hema Malini 05:38
5 "Babul Pyare" Lata Mangeshkar Hema Malini 06:19
6 "Nafrat Karne Walon Ke" Kishore Kumar Dev Anand and Hema Malini 03:55
7 "Husn Ke Lakhon Rang" Asha Bhosle Premnath and Padma Khanna 05:19
8 Music Instrumental Instrumental 02:00



  1. ^ "Johny Mera Naam". 11 November 1970 – via IMDb.
  2. ^ "Matinee Magic : Know Your Blockbuster Johny Mera Naam | *ing Dev Anand". Koimoi.
  3. ^ "Best Screenplay Award". Filmfare Award Official Listings, Indiatimes. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Johny Mera Naam (1970)". 1 November 2012 – via The Hindu.
  5. ^ Box Office India 1970
  6. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Johny Mera Naam 1970 Movie News, Wallpapers, Songs & Videos — Bollywood Hungama".
  7. ^ "Dev Anand: Nalanda residents fondly remember 'Johny' - Times of India".

External links[edit]

Johny Mera Naam on IMDb