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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)
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Champa
Reena Roy ...
Raja / Reshma
Neetu Singh ...
Bindiya Goswami ...
Shanti
Sarika ...
Bindiya
Yogeeta Bali ...
Thakur's bride (as Yogita Bali)
Neeta Mehta ...
Bride
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Aruna (Ganga Ram's daughter)
Shobhini Singh ...
Bride
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Thakur Jwala Prasad is a wealthy bachelor living in a mansion; he gets marry to the girl of his dreams but finds her in the companion of her lover. He then turns into a monstrous creature killing both his wife and her male lover. This curse does not end here as the monster continues to terrorize the brides of that community; first by abducting them and then take them to an underground cave to kill them. The men of this community are clueless of this killer and arrange encounters to locate him but this does not help and even if they manage to locate this invincible evil force and kill him it will simply re-possess the body of the killer and continue on his rampage. Written by gavin (racktoo@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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Followed by Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002) See more »

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campy Indian horror classic
4 March 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A so-bad-it's-good flick for those who are interested in viewing a real Hindi horror classic.

Jaani Dushman is worth watching because: a) It was a defining moment in the careers of the Ramsay Brother, some of the most prolific low budget horror filmmakers the subcontinent's ever seen. b) Though he's uncredited (on the VCD/DVD packaging at least), the monster is played by Amrit Puri, one of the epitomes of the Bollywood villain, best known in India for his role as Mugambo in Mr. India (HAIL MUGAMBO!), and in the West for his part in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. c) In its own endearingly cheap way, it explores themes of visuality and male violence.

Okay, c) may be hard to swallow.

Indian villain aficionados will enjoy Amrit Puri at his campy finest, and Western viewers will get a laugh out of the mind-boggling editing and semi-sensical storyline.

Purana Mandir is the sequel.


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