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Jaani Dushman (1979)

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A newly married bride disappears after her marriage.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunil Dutt ...
Lakhan
Sanjeev Kumar ...
Thakur (Shera's Father)
Shatrughan Sinha ...
Shera
Vinod Mehra ...
Madman
Vikram ...
Shankar
Prem Nath ...
Pujari (priest)
...
Champa
Reena Roy ...
Raja / Reshma
Neetu Singh ...
Gauri
Bindiya Goswami ...
Shanti
Sarika ...
Bindiya
Yogeeta Bali ...
Thakur's bride (as Yogita Bali)
Neeta Mehta ...
Bride
...
Aruna (Ganga Ram's daughter)
Shobhini Singh ...
Bride
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Jwala Prasad is to marry the girl of his dreams. On the day of the marriage, she is dressed all in red, as is the tradition in India. Just before the wedding she slips off to meet her real lover. When Jwala finds out, be is so enraged at he turns into a monster and kills both the to-be bride and her male friend. The saga does not end here, and this monster continues to terrorize the region, first abducting brides dressed in red just before the wedding procession stops at a Mandir (temple). When a to-be groom finally confronts and kills the monster, it leaves the body of Jwala Prasad and possesses the body of it's killer. And the terror continues. Years late another male has now killed this creature, and the monster has re-possessed it's body, and it's again on the rampage. The police and men of this region do confront this creature, but find out it is invincible, bullets cannot harm it, nor can physical strength of fully grown men overpower it. The suspense mounts as one by one the ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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In 2002 Director Raj Kumar Kohli had made a film with the same name to relaunch his son Armaan Khohli which had elements of both his block bluster films Jaani Dushman (1979)and Nagin (1976) a biggest multi starer of that time which became a total disaster. See more »

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A crowd puller for sure.
9 March 2002 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Jaani dushman is one of the most popular horror flicks, mostly due to it being star-studded, excellent acting scores, an unexplored theme, and catchy songs, like "Chalo re doli uthao piya milan ki ruth ai"; "tere hathon me pehna ke churiyan..."; "Aisi waisi na samaj sajna.."; and yet another catchy song picturized on Shatru and Rekha. The story centres around the mysterious deaths of brides, all dressed in red, as is the tradition in India. The suspense mounts as one by one the brides are killed and no one seems to have a clue, and everybody seems to be suspect, including the village poojari.


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