Low budget Indian version of Nightmare on Elm Street. Ranjit an obsessive lover (and killer) relentlessly pursues Rekha till he is burnt alive in a scuffle with Rekha's friends. But that's not the end of him, as his corpse comes back to take revenge. Written by
Mohan Bhakri, the man behind putrefied horror films like Khooni Mahal, Kabrastan, Amavas Ki Raat, Cheekh and Roohani Taaqat wanted to prove his worth in the horror domain once again with Khooni Murdaa, a slow and another mediocre scary film. Almost all the Bhakri movies have a lame monster, so dull that it literally seems harmless to his victims. KM, I believe has a better story than Bhakri's other films, but again, there are several characters who don't have much to do with the main theme and get washed away somewhere in between the film. The good side is that the film vaunts on Kiran Kumar as the main antagonist. Deepak Parashar has some role to play, while horror veterans Javed Khan, Tina Ghai, Sriprada and even Mayur play over aged college students, and seem to have been attending college for more than 20 years! You see, you can't make oldies look young with latest style apparels. Bhakri should have known that the 'age' does speak out. The camera work is spooky at places and Bhakri even meets some success giving KM an atmosphere to some extent, if not everywhere.
The plot revolves around an obsessed lover, stalker and peeping tom Ranjeet (Kiran Kumar), who is all set to acquire a girl Rekha for himself. He usually has a habit of leaving a red rose behind him for Rekha, the eerie habit that will become the notification of his ghost throughout the film. Rekha is betrothed to Rakesh (Deepak Parashar), a noble police inspector who wants to maintain law and order in his turf. Ranjeet's obsession for Rekha grows more and more until one day when he is arrested by Rakesh and is put to mental asylum. Ranjeet soon escapes from the asylum and begins to follow Rekha, where at one point he is subdued by Rekha's friends and is mistakenly set on fire. Rekha and her friends promise to keep Ranjeet's death a secret and hide his charred body in an old rusting car. However, things aren't as easy as they look as Ranjeet's obsession for Rekha force him return from the netherworld, where he now intends to put Rekha and everybody associated with her to death.
The film has some substance and unlike other Bhakri movies, this does have a good pace. The pace however suffers due to useless parts of Professor KLPD (Jagdeep) and Madhu Malhotra. Deepak Parashar has a formal role to play while Javed Khan, Suraj Chaddha, Mayur, Shehza Khan (Som Mangal Shani fame) and Sriprada seem lost in the throng. The powerhouse of a film lies in Kiran Kumar, who has poured the extract of his experiences as Ranjeet and really gives a commendable performance. Some camera actions are eerie and Ranjeet's hideous face is more of a spectacle. Overall, this is a cheesy Bollywood shocker, that gives an expected if not overwhelming return on investment. This is by no means close to any Ramsay flick, but yes, you won't forget it either.
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