Memories – Jaan Tere Naam

The year was 1992, we had just finished our 12th class board exams and wanted to catch some movie. Me and my friend went to Abids, Santosh cinema (dont remember which movie it was screening). As usual, all the tickets were sold off in black and the next option was to watch “Jaan Tere Naam” in Sapna cinema just beside it. We were a bit apprehensive as the movie was rated (A). Still took a chance wanting to see some exposing on the screen.

Its 16 years hence and i still cant stop humming the songs. So enamored was i by the songs of the movie that when i got a job in 1997, i bought a cassette of the soundtrack with my own money. None of the actors or the director associated with the movie made it big in the industry inspite of this movie being a big hit. The only people who benefited from the movie were their music directors, Nadeem Shravan.

Rone na deejiyega

Kal college band ho jaayega

Maine yeh dil

Hum laakh chupaye pyaar magar



  1. lazybug says:

    This was one of those movies, on the lines of Ashiqui, that became hits because of the songs…nahi toh lite le lete unko.

  2. Manpreet says:

    Ha, ha, ha, no doubt they were and to a tolerable extent, still are hummable. But I always found Kall college band… rather funny. The naive actress (Farheen was her name, right) and Ronit Roy, looked cute together though.
    Thanks for refreshing the memories.

  3. Chittaranjan says:

    How can you say none of the actors made it big? Ronit Roy sure made it big….on the small screen tho 😛 and all thanks to a certain Ekta Kapoor!

    The ‘Dil kya cheez hai jaanam, apni Jaan Tere Naam karta hoon’ song sure was memorable….what with the hero in band uniform et al 😀

  4. Liju Philip says:

    @Akhil, true the 90s had some pathetic romantic movies but with some good music. Kumar Sanu made a fortune singing most of them.

    @Manpreet, the actress Farheen had a great resemblance to Madhuri Dixit. We were supposed to join college next, and so the song prepared us for that 😉

    @Chittaranjan, sorry yaar, forgot to put up that song. Ronit Roy looked funny in that band uniform. But that song was a massive hit. Ran on Chitrahaar for weeks on end.
    Oh, am not really a TV guy, so missed Ronit on the small screen.

  5. Amit says:

    It was rated A?? How time changes. 🙂

  6. Liju Philip says:

    @Amit, the skin show in the movie was ahead of its times 😉 Today we have better scenes on TV.

  7. smita says:

    Nice post. I remember i was crazy about thefilm at the time and Ronit had instantly emerged as new heartthrob. About no on else benefitting, I believe Ronit Roy could hace come out tops but he chose to celebrate his instant stardom with alcohol…lots of it…he says not me.

  8. oh what a lovely post. am just doing something similar on my blog and someone sent me here. thanks for the lovely music and the lovely memories.

  9. had fun reading this
    linkedu to MM

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