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Jaana Pehchana – movie review

A sequel to Rajshri Productions - Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon se (1978)


Jaana Pehchana - movie review

‘Jaana Pehchana’ is a sequel to the Rajshree Productions film ‘Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon se’ (1978), a love story which left us on a tragic note when a young Arun Mathur (Sachin) was left alone after his soulmate Lily Fernandes (Ranjeeta) dies of cancer, leaving him in immense pain. Jaana Pehchana movie review…

Now after 32 years, ‘Jaana Pehchana’ reintroduces Arun Mathur, who has battled the agony of his past and has risen to be a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, motivated by the memories of his beloved Lily to do noble work and touch people’s lives.

Life has always been one of struggle and loneliness for Arun, who could never let go of his past. One day like a breath of fresh air walks in Asha Dayal (Ranjeeta), a successful writer who is on a mission to write Arun’s biography.

Asha lands up at Arun’s office, in spite of being repeatedly warned that he is not an easily approachable man and would never grant her permission to write his biography. But when Arun sees Asha’s face, he is stunned as he sees a shocking similarity between Asha and Lily’s face, leaving him speechless.

What is life trying to tell him? Arun is uncomfortable staring into the face of his past, but it is Asha’s determination, that gets him to agree to her request and thus they begin their journey of documenting Arun’s life.

After having several meetings, Asha finally brings up the topic of Arun’s personal life and asks for Lily’s photo. Arun hesitates as he knows that Asha is unaware of her uncanny resemblance to Lily.

But fate has other plans for them, as Asha accidentally stumbles across Lily’s photo. Shocked and consumed by guilt, Asha becomes aware of the pain she has unknowingly put Arun through all along. Hence, she decides to discontinue writing his biography. Arun is taken aback by Asha’s stance.

Whether Arun convinces Asha to continue with the biography and does Asha get convinced forms the remaining part of the story of Jaana Pehchana.

A heart warming love story with a note that love can never be an unknown emotion as it is always.

Jaana Penchana sees Sachin as a director, lead actor, singer and screenplay co-writer rolled into one. Junior Mehmood and Birbal also appear as supporting cast playing the same roles as in the earlier film Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon se.

Recommended for the family audience, this drama transcends the age barrier, as love is never bound by age or image. “It just happens…” says an emotional Sachin.

Cast of Jaana Pehchana:
Sachin Pilgaonkar
Jr Mehmood
Pushkar Jog
Vikram Sahu
Neelu Kohli
Madhav Moghe

Credits & Crew of Jaana Pehchana:
Banner – Rajshri Productions Pvt Ltd
Producers – Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya, Ajit Kumar Barjatya
Executive Producers – Sooraj Barjatya, Rajat Barjatya, Ruchi Ajit Barjatya, Kavita Barjatya
Director – Sachin Pilgaonkar
Lyricist – Ravindra Jain
Music Director – Ravindra Jain
Cinematography – Rahul Jadhav
Choreography – Aloysius Thomas
Art Director – Sanjay Dhabade
Screenplay – Sachin, Neelam Jha
Sound – Jitendra Chaudhary
Dialogue Writer – Neelam Jha
Story Writers – Aarti Bagdi, Neelam Jha, Pratibha Misraa
Editing: Faizal-Imran
Jaana Pehchana – movie review