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Bandh Darwaza (1990)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 1 June 1990 (India)
A wealthy male banishes a demon, but years later his very own daughter resurrects it.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hashmat Khan ...
Kumar
Manjeet Kullar ...
Sapna (as Manjeet Kular)
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Kamya P. Singh (as Kunika)
Satish Kaul ...
Anand
Anita Sareen ...
Bhanu - Anand's wife
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Nevla
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Mahua
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Nevla's devotee
Vijayendra Ghatge ...
Thakur Pratap Singh (as Vijayendra)
Karunakar Pathak
Surinder Kohli ...
Nevla's devotee
Shyamalee ...
Nevla's devotee
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Thakurain Lajjo P. Singh (as Beena)
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Gopi
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Unable to conceive, Thakurain Lajjo enlists the help of her maid, Mahua, and approaches a demon named Nevla, who assures her that she will indeed give birth but if it's a daughter, then she must surrender her to him, to which she agrees. Shortly thereafter, she gives birth to a daughter, Kamya, but refuses to surrender it. Mahua poisons her, abducts Kamya, and takes her to Nevla, but Thakur Pratap Singh intervenes just in time, banishes the former to a coffin in a cavern, and rescues his daughter. 18 years later, Kamya herself will be compelled to approach and resurrect Nevla in order to win the love of Kumar - who she is obsessed with - and will do anything to make him her's forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Afghan actor Hashmat Khan plays lead in the film. See more »

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from Friday the 13th (1980)
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Seriously Scary Vampire, seriously long film.
27 September 2004 | by (Morgantown, WV) – See all my reviews

"BANDH DARWAZA" may well be my personal favorite of the Ramsay Brothers horror flicks. It is in some ways the most approachable for non-Indian viewers. It's monster is a standard black cape wearing, fanged Vampire and the plot is fairly easy to follow, even without subtitles. The best part of the film is it's monster. There is nothing "suave" or "seductive" about this vampire. He's a MONSTER, plain and simple. Appearance wise, the vampire here sort of reminds me of Rondo Hatton with fangs and a cape. He's kind of a nightmare version of a cartoon Dracula, complete with black silk cape with high collar, very white fangs, and a fright-mask like face. But he's SCARY! Let me tell ya'! I'm a jaded horror film fan and this is one of the just plain nasty scariest vampires committed to film! His dialog consists mostly of "Gnaaaaarrrrghh-sssss", usually shouted while smashing through a wall or a door, or just stalking relentlessly toward the frightened protagonists. The closest American counterpart I can think of is the vampire from "THE NIGHT STALKER", all predatory beast with not a drop of Lugosi to speak of. But, at 2 1/2 hours long, the movie will try the patience of all but the most dedicated fan, and will probably send casual viewers running for their remotes. If you can stick it out through the song and dance numbers and the lengthy conversations, BANDH DARWAZA delivers with the chills!


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