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Samir Niyogi lives in India and is assigned by the Government to travel to Rajasthan, evaluate a princely castle that once belonged to Raja Param Singh, take stock of all items, the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Vinod Khanna ...
Samir Yogi
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Reva
Amjad Khan ...
Shafi Ahmed Sidiqqui
Alok Nath ...
Ustad Meraj Ali
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Tara (Guest Appearance)
Moon Moon Sen ...
Pammi
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Raja Param Singh
Beena Banerjee ...
Sharda Ahmed Siddiqui (as Beena)
Ajit Vachani
Manohar Singh
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Sapna Awasthi ...
Rewa - Tara's daughter
Ram Mohan
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Samir Niyogi lives in India and is assigned by the Government to travel to Rajasthan, evaluate a princely castle that once belonged to Raja Param Singh, take stock of all items, the condition of the building, and report back to the Government. Enroute to his destination by train, he permits a woman to enter his compartment, goes to sleep, and when he awakens finds her gone. A few days later, when he goes to the castle, he finds the very same woman cooking within the premises. When both enter the castle, he finds himself back in time and witnesses a scene that happened eons ago. When he recovers, he finds himself alone, and locked in. He breaks out and narrates this incident to his friend and local Collector, Shafi and his wife, Sharda. He does meet the woman again in the dead of night, and after showing him the way, she disappears. Then Sharda asks Samir to wear a amulet at all times as it will protect from evil spirits. He does meet the woman again, this time in the middle of the ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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An intriguing story well told.
29 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greatly enjoyed the development of the story line, the music and, not least, the acting. Lekin is very good work by done by experienced professionals. Dimple K. completely inhabited the character of Reva, while Vinod Khanna created an image of benevolent intelligence. The use of the first-class rail compartment, a most impressive Rajput

Palace and the stark sandy desert provided an appropriate background, supporting the story without overwhelming the mystery. The music was well integrated with the story line, something of a departure (in my limited experience with Bollywood movies). My wife and I have been baffled trying to identify the instrumental- only musical theme which plays whenever Dimple's character Reva appears.


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