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Johny Mera Naam (1970)

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Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father gets killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath). Mohan kills the ... See full summary »

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Johny / Sohan
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Rekha
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Moti / Mohan
Jeevan ...
Heera
Prem Nath ...
Ranjit / Rai Saab Bhupendra Singh
I.S. Johar ...
Pehle Ram (Palmist) / Dooja Ram / Teeja Ram
Padma Khanna ...
Tara (as Padma)
Randhawa ...
Babu
Sulochana Latkar ...
Sohan's & Mohan's mother (as Sulochana)
Iftekhar ...
Chief Inspector Mehta (as Iftikhar)
Sajjan ...
Rai Saab Bhupendra Singh
Shyam Kumar ...
Sher Singh Bhairon (as Sham Kumar)
Tabassum
Dulari ...
Poojari's wife
Madhup Sharma
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Monu (Mohan) and Sonu (Sohan) are the two sons of a police inspector. The kids excel in boxing. Their father gets killed by a goon following orders from Ranjit (Premnath). Mohan kills the goon and takes refuge in a car boot. Years later Sohan 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) and finding the criminal. Written by gAvInDrA (brave_loverboy2004@hotmail.com)

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An Excellent Old Time Movie To Watch
16 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Johnny Mera Naam is perhaps Vijay Anand's best directed movie. Released in 1970, this movie went on to cause a stir as did the music as it was considered to be beyond its time.

Two brothers,Sohan and Mohan, both studying in the same school, have entered the school boxing competition. When the final comes it the two brothers find out that they are fighting each other. Sohan is declared winner but the match is continued at home and the mother tells them that they should wait for their father. Mohan, the elder, being impatient, goes to see his father - a police officer. Instead he witnesses a smuggler by the name of Heera murdering his father. He then tries to catch him by chasing him and lends up hiding in his car.

Years pass by and Sohan becomes an Police inspector and wanting to catch smugglers, he lands himself in a cell with the man who had murdered his father, Heera and introduces himself as "Johnny." He later escapes and meets up with a contact that he had been informed about by Heera - a female by the name of Rekha.

The movie stars the ever green Dev Anand, Hema Malini, Pran, Premnath, Ifteqar and I.S. Johar. The story is good but more than that is the direction by the late Vijay Anand. But the acting by all and especially the comic side by the late I.S. Johar, is absolutely brilliant. The songs to listen out for are "O Mere Raja," "Baabul Pyaare," "Nafrat Karne Waaloh" and "Parbhal Keliye" - they are most memorable as is the music by Kalyanji - Anandji.

I recently saw this movie after a very long time and was in tears as it brought back floods of memories and especially especially childhood ones. This is a movie that is worth watching.


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