Raja Jani

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Raja Jani
Directed by Mohan Sehgal
Produced by Madan Mohla
Written by S. Ali Raza
Screenplay by Nabendu Ghosh
Story by Nabendu Ghosh
Starring Dharmendra
Hema Malini
Premnath
Prem Chopra
Durga Khote
Music by Laxmikant–Pyarelal
Cinematography Madan Sinha
Edited by Lachchmandas
Production
company
Seven Art Pictures
Distributed by Seven Art Pictures
Release date
November 3, 1972
Running time
155 mins
Country India
Language Hindi-Urdu

Raja Jani is a 1972 Bollywood film, produced by Madan Mohla, directed by Mohan Segal, and written by S. Ali Raza. The film stars Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Johnny Walker, Sajjan, Bindu and Helen.[1] The music is by Laxmikant–Pyarelal. It was the fourth highest-grossing film of the year, and remade in Tamil as Adutha Varisu.[2]

Plot[edit]

The narrative begins with a young man, Raj ‘Raja’ Kumar (Dharmendra), with a dreary past, in search of a young girl who could be placed in the palace as heir to kingdom– courtesy an arrangement with the scheming Diwan Gajendra Singh (Prem Nath). He finds one in a street dancer, Shanoo (Hema Malini), trains her up as a princess and presents her to the Rajmata (Durga Khote) as her long lost grand-daughter, Ratna. Rajmata is delighted to have her back, but not without doubts and misgivings. Now the familiar twists and turns take over, bringing into the plot the mistrusting father and son team of Gajendra and Pratap Bahadur with whom Ratna has to get married. But Raja has his own plans of ditching Diwan. The usual attacks and counter attacks follow, leading to the climax in the treasure chamber in which a lot of tomato sauce is splattered. Raja and Ratna carry out a well thought out plan, and the lovers are united by the grandmother.[3]

Cast[edit]

Actor Character
Dharmendra Rajkumar 'Raja' Singh
Hema Malini Shanno / Ratna
Prem Nath Diwan Gajendra Singh
Prem Chopra Pratap Bahadur
Johnny Walker Imartilal
Durga Khote Rajmata
Sajjan Khairati
Jankidas Dr. Nigam
C.S. Dubey Bagla Seth's Servant
Manmohan Latpat Seth
Helen Dancer
Bindu Raja's Ex-Girlfriend

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Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal.[6]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Aa Aa Kuchh Kehna" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "A. B. C. D. Chhodo" Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Duniya Ka Mela Mele Mein Ladki" Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Jani O Jaani" Kishore Kumar
5 "Kitna Maza Aa Raha Hai" Lata Mangeshkar
6 "Mubarak Ho Tujhe Ae Dil" Lata Mangeshkar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raja Jani Movie". gomolo. Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Raja Jani". bollywoodmoviefashion. Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Raja Jani Reviews". the hindu. Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Raja Jani Cast". rottentomatoes. Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Raja Jani Crew". bollywoodlife. Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Raja Jani Songs". bollywooddeewana. Retrieved 2017-08-28. 

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