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The Web of the Witch (2002)
"Makdee" (original title)

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In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts, and any person who goes inside is turned into an animal. In... See full summary »

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Makdee
Shweta Prasad ...
Chunni / Munni
Makrand Deshpande ...
Kallu
Aalaap Majgavkar ...
Mughal-e-Azam
Mohini Mathur ...
Dadi
Farooq Sarkari ...
Pandit
Suhaas Joshi ...
Mukhiya (as Suhas Joshi)
Amitabh Ghosh ...
Dhobi
Pappu ...
Thief boy
Suruchi Kaloti ...
Shweta's double
Sharmishta ...
Mother
Desh Deepak ...
Collector
Shailendra ...
Mithaiwala
Vipin Bhai ...
Matkewala
Satyajit Mahanti ...
Patangwala (as S. Mahanti)
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In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts, and any person who goes inside is turned into an animal. In the same village a clever, naughty girl named Chunni (Shweta Prasad) lives with her widowed father, grandmother and her identical twin Munni, who is just the exact opposite of Chunni in mannerisms. But one day, Chunni's prank causes Munni enters the witch's mansion and the witch turns her into a hen. Chunni strikes a deal with Makdee (Shabana Azmi) that she will present Makdee with 100 hens in exchange for Munni in human form. How she manages this task forms the crux of the rest of this fun-filled children's movie. Written by Soumitra

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Fun filled movie particularly for kids.
4 December 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie not only for kids but also for elders. This movie runs around two about 10 years old identical twin girls and a myth in the village. One sister in simple and the other one is naughty. The myth is about a Churhel (Evil Soul) in the village. The naughty sister teases & make fun of the other one but when the other one falls in a serious trap, the naughy one plays with her own life to save the other. This is a fun filled movie. A pure and healthy fun and also gives a good message to kids in the end. The songs are lovable. Pertucularly kids will enjoy the movie. The acting of the girl artist is excellent. Shabana Ajmi is there in a different role. The direction of the movie is great. A must watch for sensible cinema viewers.


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