Released on 11th Nov 1970, Johny Mera Naam was the Biggest Hit of Dev Anand's career. The movie, a thriller all the way, had the stamp of quality from director Vijay ‘Goldie’ Anand. He and Dev Anand had begun their association with “Nau Do Gyarah” in 1957 and went a long way to give Indian cinema classics like “Guide”, “Kala Bazaar” and “Tere Ghar Ke Samne”.
With Johny Mera Naam began a Decade of Action cinema. Though Dev Anand was known for Romance his versatility lay in his desire to experiment. It was the first film of Hema Malini with Dev Anand It was also the first Superhit film of her career. Hema Malini is at her best when romancing with the hero especially in ‘Pal Bhar Ke Liye Koi Hame Pyaar Karle’, a song where the Dev Anand keeps popping up from countless windows in a rest house.
Dev Anand and Pran play the roles of brothers separated in childhood. 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.
Johny Mera Naam marked some of the best music composed by the duo Kalyanji Anandji.
|1||Title Music (Johny Mera Naam)||Instrumental||Credit Title Sequence||01:59|
|2||"Vaada Toh Nibhaaya"||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|