Mini-review: Jaane Jaan (1983)

Memsaab: “But…but…Ranjeet and Bindu get married! And play good guys! How can that possibly be bad?!”

Shalini (patiently): “Why is it bad? Let’s see: for the first half of the movie Neetu plays a rich little suicidal (she thinks she has cancer and only has months to live) girl who hires unemployed, working class Randhir to kill her. It’s nobler/braver, you see, to “defeat” death by taking it in your hands rather than doing something sensible like consulting with doctors to see if there might be some treatments/cures. Anyway, she spends the second half of the film trying to not fall victim to an elaborate, sick revenge plot concocted by deranged, homicidal Ajit. Ajit becomes unhinged when his only child (a young Gufi Paintal) kills himself over his unrequited love for Neetu. He of course blames Neetu for not loving his son back and is determined to make her pay for her “crime.” Neetu and Randhir fall in love in the midst of all of it, because what could be more romantic than this plot?”

Memsaab: “But…Ranjeet…and Bindu…….”

Shalini: “You never learn, do you?”

A few hours later:

Memsaab: “OMG! Ajit STABS A PICTURE OF A KITTEN, he is so crazy!”

Shalini: “Keeping Paintal’s preserved body in the bedroom is worse.”

Memsaab: “That’s probably true.”

Shalini: “Do you realize that Ranjeet (and Bindu) are the most *normal* characters in this movie?! I suppose that’s reason enough for this movie to be immortalized.”

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34 Comments to “Mini-review: Jaane Jaan (1983)”

  1. Oh dear! Thanks for the warning. I’m liable to pick up anything just because of Neetu. :(

  2. A preserved bodyyyyyy???????
    wth
    i love it already :)

  3. Hey the film has 3 great songs of RD-KK-ASHA combination
    Tere Bina Main Kuch Bi Nahin
    hoye oye re saayaba (with rafi)
    koi shama sheeshe ke – kk solo
    ye din hai- kk solo
    tere bina raha na jaaye – asha solo

    i request you to review and post more pictures/clips from the film…as its very rare film which most RD fans have missed

    yup randhir kapoor and rd did many films together of which only badly made film was this one which flopped other wise .. Dil Deewana,Jawani Deewani,Harjae,Heralal Pannalal,Biwi O Biwi,Kasme Vaade,Dharam Karam ,Raampur Ka Lakshman,Pukar,Bhala Manus….
    khalifa i dont remeber whether it was a well made film

    yup unfortunately dil deewana ,khaliufa and this nikkama/janejaa also flopped at box office

  4. rd’s music and randhir and neetu. can it be really bad?
    ;-)
    i never even knew that this film existed!
    but bindu marrying ranjeet – that is something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. The film looks so 70s and it was released in 1983!
    It must have been long time in making!

    Thanks srikhant for bringing our attention to the beautiful music of the film. Many of RD’s god music was wasted on flop films, which he did for friends!

    • It took a while to make for sure, it’s obvious in the actors’ fluctuating weights and hairstyles :D

      I liked the songs, especially the one I link to, but not sure they were overall RD’s best work.

    • Raja translated the lyrics (and posted the video for me)—both he and Shalini commented on how warm and lovely the song is, and I have to agree :) He has posted a subbed version too on his YT channel if you’d prefer to see that one :)

      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love

      Joy has come in the form of love
      The flower-bud of my heart has blossomed
      These are the days of Spring
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love

      Joy has come in the form of love
      The flower-bud of my heart has blossomed
      These are the days of Spring
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love

      There’s a mood of fun and frolic all around
      Dance, all you ladies and gentlemen, dance
      There’s a mood of fun and frolic all around
      Dance, all you ladies and gentlemen, dance

      Those dreams that were unfulfilled till today ,will now get fulfilled today
      Dreams of a desirous heart!
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love

      In life, to see such days of happiness
      is quite a rare thing
      In life, to see such days of happiness
      is quite a rare thing

      They are indeed very lucky
      Those who have a chance on their own
      to deck up and adorn themselves like this
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love

      Only He is the one who ties the knots between two hearts
      Only He is the one who ties the knots between two hearts
      In your life, do fall in love.
      For, only then will you win…
      when you lose your heart in love.

      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen sing songs of love
      Joy has come in the form of love
      The flower-bud of my heart has blossomed
      These are the days of Spring
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen sing songs of love
      Sing, ladies and gentlemen, sing songs of love

  6. OMG, Rishi-Neetu were already married when this film released ’83, it repeated the Rajesh Khanna -Simple Kapadia kind of pairing.Apparently the movie Anurodh bombed bcoz people did not approve the lead pairs real life relations.(i dont think thats the reason for this film’s failure though)
    Salman Khan is repeating the dose in Dabangg with Malaika in a trashy song.

    sadly couple of yesteryears actors – Mac Mohan (Sambha) and Ravi Baswani (an underrated actor from Chashme Buddoor which you have reviewed) have passed away recently.I’m not sure if you’re aware of this.

    • Neetu had probably finished filming this before she got married…it seems to have taken a while, not unusual especially in those days.

      I did know about Macmohan and Ravi Baswani :(

  7. oh my my!! :O
    :X

    • what roles did Ranjeet and Bindu play, by the way? I’m trying to understand what kind of “normal” characters can exist in THIS movie!!

      • Bindu played Randhir’s sister Rosie, and Ranjeet was one of the neighborhood guys, and engaged to Rosie (until he married her ;-). They *were* the most normal of them all, although Bindu could sometimes be a bit screechy.

  8. Once again memsaab, you have brought my attention to a movie I was totally unaware of. From the comments above, looks like i have company this time! Thanks for the warning. Like OiG I would have picked this up for Neetu but will give it a miss. As for the songs, one can always enjoy them on a CD or downloaded! I have heard so many songs from movies i haven’t seen or haven’t heard of – so i will continue to be in that state of blissful ignorance! Thanks for finding the time and energy to write about “flops” too.

  9. So…are Shalini and me and Raja the only ones to appreciate the Ranjeet-Bindu awesomeness?

    *confused and uncomprehending*

  10. Mohammed Rafi passed away in 1980 and this movie was released a good three years later. Gives an indication that Neetu Singh must have shot for this movie before marriage (or at least some parts of the movie).

    I guess this movie was supposed to have been the launchpad of Ranjeet as a hero, but got delayed :-)

  11. I can’t get over that preserved corpse thing. Yikes.

  12. First screen cap looks like Moushami… That set up seems to be lifted from “Main name is Anthony Gonz..”

  13. It’s not even listed at IMDB. Who directed it?

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