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Jaani Dushman (1979)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Mystery | 22 May 1979 (India)
A remote mountainous region is terrorized by a legendary monster that regularly abducts newlywed brides and kills them.

Director:

Rajkumar Kohli (as Raj Kumar Kohli)

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Inder Raj Anand (dialogue), Hakim Riaz Latta (idea) (as Hakim Lata) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunil Dutt ... Lakhan
Sanjeev Kumar ... Thakur (Shera's Father)
Shatrughan Sinha ... Shera
Vinod Mehra ... Madman / Hidden Police Officer
Vikram Makandar Vikram Makandar ... Shankar (as Vikram)
Prem Nath ... Pujari (priest)
Rekha ... Champa
Reena Roy ... Raja / Reshma
Neetu Singh ... Gauri
Bindiya Goswami ... Shanti
Sarika ... Bindiya
Yogeeta Bali ... Thakur's bride (as Yogita Bali)
Neeta Mehta Neeta Mehta ... Bride
Aruna Irani ... Aruna (Ganga Ram's daughter)
Shobhini Singh Shobhini Singh ... Bride
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Thakur Jwala Prasad is a wealthy bachelor living in a mansion; he gets marry to the girl of his dreams but finds her in the companion of her lover. He then turns into a monstrous creature killing both his wife and her male lover. This curse does not end here as the monster continues to terrorize the brides of that community; first by abducting them and then take them to an underground cave to kill them. The men of this community are clueless of this killer and arrange encounters to locate him but this does not help and even if they manage to locate this invincible evil force and kill him it will simply re-possess the body of the killer and continue on his rampage. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 May 1979 (India) See more »

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Shankar Films See more »
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Mono

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In 2002 Director Raj Kumar Kohli had made a film with the same name to relaunch his son Armaan Khohli which had elements of both his block bluster films Jaani Dushman (1979)and Nagin (1976) a biggest multi starer of that time which became a total disaster. See more »

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70's horror
17 March 2010 | by silvan-desouzaSee all my reviews

Rajkumar Kohli made several horror films in 70's and 80's which were hits After NAGIN(1976) Rajkumar Kohli came back with another horror film JAANI DUSHMAN(1979)

JAANI DUSHMAN is in tradition of Ramsays a complete horror film it deals with murders of brides on their wedding day

Suspense is maintained till the end who is the culprit

The film also has a love triangle, songs, dances and some futile comedy forced in

The film manages to scare the daylights in parts but tends to drag and at times it looks foolhardy too

The climax is good, the suspense is unveiled though the culmination of the real Ghost is left unsolved

Direction by Rajkumar Kohli is decent Music is okay

Amongst actors Sanjeev Kumar excels in his role as usual Sunil Dutt is good while Shatrughan Sinha too does a good job Rekha is passable, Bhairavi Goswami and Reena Roy are okay Amrish Puri is good while Raza Murad is as usual


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