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Jane Anjane (1971) – Review


Ramu, a vagabond, falls in love with Mala, the daughter of a judge. Now that he is in love, he turns a new leaf by giving up his bad habits. There is honest attempt to become a good man. Laxmi, his foster-mother, in an encounter of the police with her husband, is killed by Hemant, the police inspector. On learning about this Ramu again turns into a bad man in order to take revenge over his mother’s death. He wants to kill Hemant, not knowing the fact that Hemant is his stepbrother. The truth is revealed in the end. Ramu is united with his real mother, stepbrother and his beloved Mala.

It all looks like a crime drama on one hand and a love story on the other hand. To sum up, the story follows the routine path without nothing startling. Many had been the stories of two brothers who fight with each other without knowing they are really brothers.

Shammi Kapoor does better in the second half than in the first. He is, however, too fat and before lean Leena Chandavarkar he looks an ill-matched lover. Leena Chandavarkar looks cute and beautiful. Sandhya Roy as the other girl in love with the hero does not impress much.

Technical and musical sides are of average type.

With a better story all the money and star cast could have been used to better purpose.

Shakti Samanta’s direction is good in flashes, but, even a good director could not make a weak story into something good and absorbing.

Year – 1971

Language – Hindi

Country – India

Producer – Shakti Samanta

Director – Shakti Samanta

Music Director – Shanker-Jaikishen

Box-Office Status

Cast – Helen, Dhumal, Shammi Kapoor, Leena Chandavarkar, Sandhya Roy, Sulochana, Sajjan, Gulshan Bawra, Jayant, Sachin, Vinod Khanna, Lalita Pawar, K. N. Singh

Miscellaneous Information

Songs List

Music Director(s)
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