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The Monster (1993)
"Mahakaal" (original title)

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A demon torments the family and friends of Anita in order to take revenge on his death, which was caused by her police-officer father. The rest of the movie is how Anita tackles the demon ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Karan Shah ...
Prakash - Anita's boyfriend
Archana Puran Singh ...
Anita (as Archna Pooran Singh)
Johnny Lever ...
Canteen & Hotel Manager (as Johney Lever)
Mayur Verma ...
Param - Seema's boyfriend (as Mayur)
Reema Lagoo ...
Anita's mother (as Prema Lagoo)
...
Anita's father
Baby Swetha ...
Mohini - Anita's sister (as Baby Sweta)
Minaaz ...
(as Mehnaz)
Sunil Dhawan ...
Monk-priest
Asha Patel ...
Singing lead-dancer
Dinesh Kaushik ...
Randhir - college villain
Mahavir Bhullar ...
(as Mahaveer Bhullar)
Kunika ...
Seema (as Konica)
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A demon torments the family and friends of Anita in order to take revenge on his death, which was caused by her police-officer father. The rest of the movie is how Anita tackles the demon with the help of her boyfriend. Written by Anonymous

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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Written by Martin Gore
Performed by Depeche Mode
© 1987 Mute Records Limited
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Fascinatingly Weird, and With Music Too!
28 June 2009 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

This was the first Bollywood movie I've ever seen, and I have read that by Bollywood standards it's considered bad, but I got a tremendous kick out of this movie.

I rented it due to the Nightmare on Elm Street link, but I was amazed just how blatant the rip-offs are. The first half of the movie follows the original film almost exactly, even in small details. The soundtrack is a light variation of the original, but there were many scenes where it sounded like not one note had been changed.

In terms of popcorn enjoyment, this movie is delightful. There's literally something for everyone: horror, music, goofy comedy, tawdry drama. There's a little bit of gore; the only missing ingredient is nudity. The murderer is at times goofy, but he has no dialog, so the horror scenes are rarely spoiled.

Most surprising of all, Mahakaal actually has a few moments where it's genuinely good. A murder involving real cobras is very creepy, and the fact that it rips of NOES' effective soundtrack helps at times to enhance the horror. There's also a very effective musical sequence in a Disco Bar that actually helps the plot, using an interesting visual technique along with catchy music.

While no classic, Mahakaal is a must for cult movie enthusiasts. Hopefully, it's release on DVD will lead to a rediscovery.


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