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Janam (1985 film)

Janam ("Birth") is a 1985 Indian film directed and written by Mahesh Bhatt. It is one of the autobiographical films Bhatt created in the early part of his career. The film was remade in Telugu as Atmakatha.[1]

Directed byMahesh Bhatt
Produced byMudra Videotech
Written byMahesh Bhatt (Story and screenplay)
Suraj Sanim (Dialogues)
StarringKumar Gaurav
Anupam Kher
Anita Kanwar
Shernaz Patel
Music byAjit Verman
CinematographyPravin Bhatt
Edited byRenu Saluja
Release date
  • 4 December 1985 (1985-00-04)


Janam was created after Bhatt's acclaimed early films Arth (1982) and Saaransh (1984), and established him as a promising new director of the Indian film industry, long before he ventured into more commercial endeavours.

This film was followed by other films with similar themes from Bhatt's personal life, including Naam (1986), Zakhm (1998) and Woh Lamhe (2006), films for which he provided the story.



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