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Purana Mandir (1984)

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After a rich young girl has suddenly known about a demon and it's terrible curse brought by her family for generations, she decides to go to her paternal village with her lover and his friend to find out the truth.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohnish Bahl ...
Sanjay
Arti Gupta ...
Suman R. Singh (as Aarti Gupta)
Puneet Issar ...
Anand
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ...
Durjan - Chowkidar
Ajay Agarwal ...
Sadhana Khote ...
Mangli (as Sadhna Khote)
Satish Shah ...
Sanga (the woodcutter)
Trilok Kapoor ...
Raja Hariman Singh
Dr. Satish Chopra
Rajendra Nath ...
Sardar Murdhar Singh (as Rajinder Nath)
Vishakha Chotu ...
Rupali H. Singh (as Visakha)
Alka Noopur ...
Bijli - Raka's sister
Binny Rai
Pradeep Kumar ...
Thakur Ranvir Ajit Singh
Dheeraj Kumar ...
Raka - Gypsy
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Suman lives a wealthy lifestyle along with her widower dad, Thakur Ranvir Singh, and an unmarried aunt, Damyanti, in a palatial house in Bombay. They are direct descendants of Raja Hariman Singh of Bijapur. When Ranvir finds out that Suman is in love with a middle-classed male, Sanjay, he expresses displeasure and forbids her to ever see him again. When she persists, he tells her that there is a curse on the entire family - a curse that was inflicted 200 years ago by a blood-thirsty, flesh-eating demon named Samri. This curse impacts only women in their family, who are hideously transformed after giving birth to their firstborn, and die a painful death. Treating this as mere superstitious, Suman and Sanjay, along with Sanjay's friend, Anand and his wife, Sapna, set out to Bijapur to unearth and put an end to this rumor - not knowing that soon they will resurrect a virtually indestructible Samri - who is out to kill the remainder of the Singh family before wrecking havoc on the region ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Shiv Shiv Shankar, Shiv Shiv Shambhu
Performed by Mahendra Kapoor
Lyrics by Amit Khanna, Geetanjali Singh, Asha Rani
Music by Ajit Singh
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The best Indian horror film
14 November 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Yeah.. as a horror movie buff... seeing both Hollywood and Bollywood horror flicks, I would say that PURANA MANDIR is the best Indian horror film ever made, or at least, I have seen. The theme is great, the props, though cheesy, are creepy enough, the demon is really scary, the songs are good and the plot is plausible (for a change). The movie moves at a fast pace and there is never a moment of boredom, excepting some comic interludes. Ajit Singh, a nightclub singer, a talented music director (of very few films) and a true-blue Indian prince, manages to come with really hummable songs, including the signature song, WOH BEETEY DIN YAAD HAI, especially the version which Ajit Singh sings himself. A touch of eroticism in the movie is enough to titillate the audience. A watchable horror movie, by any standards. At least there is no vampire or werewolf theme, which Hollywood seems to specialize in .. Even though more than 20 years have passed since the movie was released, it has not dated.. there is nothing to date in the movie, excepting, perhaps the clothes that the lead pair wore and the car they drove. The movie has some really scary moments.. and I would really recommend it to all horror movie fans.


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