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Jane Anjane (1971)

  • Release Date1971
  • GenreDrama
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time144 min
  • Length3980.68 metre
  • Number of Reels15
  • Gauge35mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate Number63167
  • Certificate Date17/05/1971
  • Shooting LocationNatraj Studios

"JANE ANJANE" is an ordinary love story. It is the story of a mother's affection for her two sons-one a vagabond and the other a police officer.

Shobha (the mother) got married to her lover in front of the deity in a temple. The husband rushed for his home to obtain his father's permission to legalise the marriage but on the way met with an accident and died. Meanwhile Shobha conceived and in due course gave birth to a son whom she secretly kept in the temple so that society would not know about this.

Lakshmi, in issueless woman found out the child and took it home treating it to be a God sent gift. Her husband, and unlawful brewer of wine and a smuggler often used to be in prison for his illegal activities. The boy Ramu grew up in that anti-social atmosphere. Circumstances brought him in touch with his real mother. The mother recognised her son but he remained unaware of the truth.

In early life Shobha out of disgust tried to commit suicide but was saved by a young lawyer who thinking her to be a spinster got married to her. She gave birth to a son named Hemant who on attaining age proceeded to England and returned home after qualifying as a crime detector from Scotland yard, London. On his return he found Mala the daughter of judge sahib and his play mate of childhood had no attachment for him-she was already in love with that loafer Ramu who was good at heart. She made this known to Shobha also-Hemant and his father also came to know of it.
Mala discovered the real antecedents of Ramu and tried to prevail on him to reform him.

Ramu had the honesty of purpose and wanted to lead a good life with an honest income. But when he found out that the couple who had brought him up was not his real parents, he was shocked and left home.

In an encounter with police chasing the foster father Lakshmi got killed. Ramu made his mind to take revenge of this murder by killing police inspector Hemant-his step brother.

Shobha was the central figure to reconcile the enmity between the two brothers.

The real drama full of suspense now begins with a brisk tempo-the mother and sons face odd situations and unthinkable problems-the story develops very fast confronting the two brothers as enemies engaged in a battle of love and hatred. Who won? How far the mother's affection helped them to find ways and means of escape and at long last the climax-this all to be seen when "JANE ANJANE" mounts the screen.