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Jaanam Samjha Karo (1999)

  • Release Date1999
  • GenreDrama, Romance
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time153 mins
  • Length4402.62 metres
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberCIL/1/17/99-MUM
  • Certificate Date24/03/1999
  • Shooting LocationNatraj, Filmistan, Filmalaya, Kamalistan, Royal Palms Golf & Country Club

"Jaanam Samjha Karo" is a beautiful tale about the highs and lows of human aspiration and the dreams and hopes that make life interesting.

Chandni is a night club dancer who struggles through her existence with the fond hope that some day some knight in shining armour will come in her life and take her away from the non-so-respectful profession which circumstances have forced her into will make her see life through a love tinted kaleidoscope, and also rescue her from the clutches of Daniel, the night club owner where she is employed. Her three aunts however keep taunting her that no such person is ever going to come in her life and she should resign herself to the life she is leading.

Chandni's dreams are answered when her knight-in-shining armour arrives in the form of Rahul, a filthily rich young handsome debonair most eligible bachelor of the town. One look at Rahul, and the chemistry called love strikes Chandni. She swoons at the sight of him. Her dreams are however soon shattered when she realizes that for Rahul the matter of the heart is business of the fools and he treats her just as one of his many flings. But Rahul too is shocked when he realises that Chandni is no pushover. Her steely character becomes a challenge to him. He vows to conquer her but is unable to break the barrier of Chandni's staunch principles of an orthodox Indian girl. Chandni now in desperation and fed up of Rahul's persuasive charms accepts to perform a show in London. As luck would have it she accidently bumps into Rahul in London. Rahul now senses a golden opportunity to once again trap Chandni in his love nest. However a chance meeting of Chandni with Rahul's grandfather fondly called "Dadaji" changes Chandni's life. Rahul is forced to admit to "Dadaji" that he has married Chandni and Dadaji accepts her as his ideal bahu. Chandni wins over Dadaji's heart and Dadaji imposes his faith in her by handing her over his entire money. Gradually Chandni is now also a thorn in Harry's side who is a close friend of Rahul and has his eye on Rahul's wealth. Monica too is like a woman possessed for she and Harry are hand in gloves over Rahul's wealth. Chandni is now up against all odds! Can she fight them all? A conniving Monica, a spiteful Harry, and an ununderstanding Rahul. Does she win against all of them? Does she get the man in her dreams?

The answer is unfolded to you in a thrilling emotional climax the likes of which the silver screen has never witnessed before.

(From the official press booklet)