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22 November 2002 (India) See more »
In a small North Indian village, Legend has it that a 100 years-old witch lives in an abandoned mansion on the village outskirts... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Fun filled movie particularly for kids. See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Shabana Azmi ... 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)
Shahid Ali ... Sabziwala
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daya Shankar Pandey
Vijay Raj ... Chunni-Munni's father
Chittaranjan Giri ... (uncredited)
Vinit Kumar ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Vishal Bhardwaj 
Writing credits
Abbas Tyrewala (story) and
Vishal Bhardwaj (story)

Vishal Bhardwaj (screenplay & dialogue)

Produced by
Vishal Bhardwaj .... producer
Dipa De Motwane .... line producer (as Deepa Motwane)
Sarita Patil .... executive producer
Sanjay Routray .... co-producer
Shailendra Singh .... Distributed by Percept Picture Company
Original Music by
Vishal Bhardwaj 
Cinematography by
Hemant Chaturvedi 
Film Editing by
Aarif Sheikh 
Casting by
Honey Trehan 
Art Direction by
Samir Chanda  (as Sameer Chanda)
Costume Design by
Payal Saluja 
Makeup Department
Vipul Bhagat .... Ms. Shabana Azmi's make-up
Daksha .... hair dresser
Deva .... make-up (as Devaa)
Raju .... make-up assistant
Santosh .... make-up assistant
Arun Adetya Seal .... Ms. Shabana Azmi's make-up (as Arun Seal)
Sheela .... hair dresser
Production Management
Salim Abubaker .... production manager (as Salim Abubakar)
Vijay Agarwal .... production manager
Prem Shankar .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vikas Bandhu .... assistant director
Abhishek Chaubey .... associate director
Satyajit Mahanti .... assistant director
Honey Trehan .... chief assistant director
Art Department
Ramdas .... assistant art director
Nitin Wable .... assistant art director
Sound Department
J.D. Babu .... re-recordist: Prasad Studio Chennai
Salman Khan .... sound engineer
T. Kamatchi Nathan .... assistant re-recordist (as T. Kamatchinathan)
G. Shiva .... assistant re-recordist
K.J. Singh .... sound supervisor
Pradeep Suri .... sound
Special Effects by
Sanjay Naik .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Ashish Pradhan .... title design: Pixion
Camera and Electrical Department
Anit Mukherjee .... assistant cinematographer
Laxman Naik .... camera attendant
Pulak Nath .... photographer: continuity stills
Mahesh Rao .... camera attendant
Sukumar Shetty .... camera attendant
Milind Shirke .... photographer: publicity stills
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sadiq Ali .... dressman
Arjun Bhasin .... Ms. Shabana Azmi's costume
Mushtaq .... assistant costume designer
Anil Pemgirikar .... Ms. Shabana Azmi's wig & gloves (as Anil Pengrikar)
Editorial Department
Nipun Gupta .... assistant editor
Gaus Kazi .... assistant editor
Amit Parmar .... assistant editor
Pawan Srivastava .... assistant editor
Music Department
Rekha Bhardwaj .... playback singer
K.J. Singh .... music supervisor
K.J. Singh .... musical score mixer
Hitesh Sonik .... music orchestrator
Other crew
Abhishek Chaubey .... subtitler
Bhushan Lakandri .... choreographer (as Bhushan Lakhandri)
Mona .... assistant choreographer
Jayesh Tailor .... production assistant
Archana Tamboskar .... production coordinator
Brian Adach .... thanks
Bijon Das Gupta .... special thanks (as Mr. Bijon Das Gupta)
Rajan Giri .... special thanks (as Mr. Rajan Giri)
Krishna Kotak .... thankful of (as Mr. Krishna Kotak)
Vivek Kumar .... acknowledgment (as Mr. Vivek Kumar)
Jayshree Makhija .... acknowledgment (as Ms. Jayushri Makhija)
Raman Maroo .... acknowledgment (as Mr. Raman Maroo)
Steve Miranda .... special thanks (as Mr. Steve Miranda)
Shammi Narang .... acknowledgment (as Mr. Shammi Narang)
Sai Prasad .... acknowledgment (as Mr. Sai Prasad)
Kamalakar Rao .... acknowledgment (as Mr. Kamalakar Rao)
Tutu Sharma .... acknowledgment (as Mr. Tutu Sharma)
Manmohan Shetty .... acknowledgment (as Mr. Manmohan Shetty)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Makdee" - India (original title)
"Spider" - International (English title) (informal English title)
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90 min
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Fun filled movie particularly for kids., 4 December 2005
Author: depalw from India

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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