John Jaffer Janardhanan
Directed byI. V. Sasi
Written byT. Damodaran
Balan K. Nair
CinematographyC. E. Babu
Edited byK. Narayanan
Music byShyam
Release date
  • 24 September 1982 (1982-09-24)

John Jaffer Janardhanan is a 1982 Malayalam-language masala film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran, starring Ratheesh, Ravindran and Mammootty. It is a remake of the 1977 Hindi film Amar Akbar Anthony.[1][2]


Three brothers were separated at a young age, after their father abandoned them. The reason was because, their father had taken the blame of the crime committed by his master, Robert. The eldest was raised by a Hindu police officer, The second brother was raised by a Church priest, and the youngest was raised by a Muslim tailor.

Many years later, the eldest son, Janardhan, is now a righteous police officer. The second son, is John and the youngest is Jaffer, a qawwali singer.

Soon, the brothers find themselves falling in love. Janardhan falls for Jenny, a crook. John falls for Nancy in an Easter festival. Jaffer falls for Sophia, the daughter of Kasim.

Finally, the brothers realise their bitter past, and wants to avenge the one who caused them trouble. They come in disguise to Robert's house. They succeed and the movie ends as the brothers unite with their parents and lovers.



The music was composed by Shyam and the lyrics were written by Sreekumaran Thampi.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "John Jaffer Janaardanan" K. J. Yesudas, P. Jayachandran, Unni Menon, Kalyani Menon Sreekumaran Thampi
2 "Mathamethaayaalum" K. J. Yesudas Sreekumaran Thampi
3 "My Name is John" K. J. Yesudas Sreekumaran Thampi
4 "Nirangal Nirayum" S. Janaki Sreekumaran Thampi
5 "Poonthattam Pongumpol" S. Janaki, Unni Menon Sreekumaran Thampi
6 "Vidarnnu Thozhukai" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki, P. Susheela, P. Jayachandran, Unni Menon, Kalyani Menon Sreekumaran Thampi


  1. ^ "ജോണ്‍ ജാഫര്‍ ജനാര്‍ദ്ദനന്‍ വീണ്ടും". Filmibeat (in Malayalam). 29 December 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  2. ^ "10 Remakes From Other Languages That Worked In Malayalam". Film Companion. 9 August 2021. Retrieved 4 October 2021.