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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)

Writers:

Inder Raj Anand (dialogue), Hakim Riaz Latta (idea) (as Hakim Lata) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Production Co:

Shankar Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Shakti Kapoor was a new comer then and had a small role in the film.He invited his parents for the films screening.He had a scene where he kidnaps a bride and runs on the horse.Sikanderlal Kapoor his father couldn't control his anger on him while watching the scene.He got up in middle of the show and started yelling at his wife.Dekho Dekho Tumhara Beta Kya Kar Raha Hai. (look what your son is doing) See more »

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Follows Nagin (1976) See more »

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A crowd puller for sure.
9 March 2002 | by gunwantiSee all my reviews

Jaani dushman is one of the most popular horror flicks, mostly due to it being star-studded, excellent acting scores, an unexplored theme, and catchy songs, like "Chalo re doli uthao piya milan ki ruth ai"; "tere hathon me pehna ke churiyan..."; "Aisi waisi na samaj sajna.."; and yet another catchy song picturized on Shatru and Rekha. The story centres around the mysterious deaths of brides, all dressed in red, as is the tradition in India. The suspense mounts as one by one the brides are killed and no one seems to have a clue, and everybody seems to be suspect, including the village poojari.


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