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Watched again: Johnny Mera Naam

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Back in school, the highlight of course, was Padma Khanna’s ‘Husna ke lakho rang’. But my first thought during the latest viewing was: ‘Why is she swinging her legs wildly in the air?’ and then, ‘My, what thundering thighs!’ The climax just seemed to drag on and on… didn’t expect this from master editor Vijay Anand. But his brilliantly picturised songs, particularly ‘O mere raja’ and ‘Pal bhar ke liye’ more than made up for the shortcomings.


Written by Raju Bist

July 22, 2010 at 10:41 pm

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  1. ‘Sajna hai mujhe sajna ke liye’-Saudagar- this was her best movie. I have vivid memories of this film. Even Amitabh Bachchan is different here. Otherwise , she was just another side-kick dancer.

    abha iyengar

    July 24, 2010 at 5:46 pm

  2. Oh yes she was very good in Saudagar. And that song remains one of my all-time favourites. I believe she later switched over to Bhojpuri movies and had a successful run there.

    Raju Bist

    July 24, 2010 at 11:47 pm

  3. Padma Khanna lives now in Edison-New Jersey area where I live myself.She now running a dancing school for our indian kids and also organizing some culture show time to time while making some money too.

    Ajay Mistry

    September 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    • A number of ex-actresses have settled in the US after marriage. The trend was started by Rajshree, V. Shantaram’s daughter. In the nineties, Meenakshi Seshadri and Madhuri Dixit continued the ‘tradition’…


      October 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm

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