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Purana Mandir (1984)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 19 October 1984 (India)
After a rich young girl has suddenly known about a demon and it's terrible curse brought by her family for generations, she decides to go to her paternal village with her lover and his friend to find out the truth.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sanjay
Arti Gupta ... Suman R. Singh (as Aarti Gupta)
... Anand
... Durjan - Chowkidar
... Samri (as Ajay Agarwal)
Sadhana Khote ... Mangli (as Sadhna Khote)
... Sanga (the woodcutter)
... Raja Hariman Singh
Dr. Satish Chopra
Rajendra Nath ... Sardar Murdhar Singh (as Rajinder Nath)
Vishakha Chotu ... Rupali H. Singh (as Visakha)
Alka Noopur ... Bijli - Raka's sister
Binny Rai
Pradeep Kumar ... Thakur Ranvir Ajit Singh
Dheeraj Kumar ... Raka - Gypsy
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Suman lives a wealthy lifestyle along with her widower dad, Thakur Ranvir Singh, and an unmarried aunt, Damyanti, in a palatial house in Bombay. They are direct descendants of Raja Hariman Singh of Bijapur. When Ranvir finds out that Suman is in love with a middle-classed male, Sanjay, he expresses displeasure and forbids her to ever see him again. When she persists, he tells her that there is a curse on the entire family - a curse that was inflicted 200 years ago by a blood-thirsty, flesh-eating demon named Samri. This curse impacts only women in their family, who are hideously transformed after giving birth to their firstborn, and die a painful death. Treating this as mere superstitious, Suman and Sanjay, along with Sanjay's friend, Anand and his wife, Sapna, set out to Bijapur to unearth and put an end to this rumor - not knowing that soon they will resurrect a virtually indestructible Samri - who is out to kill the remainder of the Singh family before wrecking havoc on the region ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Purana Mandir was the first film shot by Ramsay's in Murud Janjira Nawab Palace later many of their films were shot out there. See more »

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Followed by 3D Saamri (1985) See more »

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Woh Beetey Din Yaad Hain
Performed by Ajit Singh
Lyrics by Amit Khanna, Geetanjali Singh, Asha Rani
Music by Ajit Singh
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India's Best Horror Film till date
20 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is the best horror film made in India with "Saamri" as India's answer to its western counterparts Freedy Kruger,Jason.It is time for the next generation of Ramsay clan to make films with fresh story ideas catering to the present generation.There has been never been such a favorable time to make horror films in India.Ramsay's have been the creator of this genre in India and what is needed is a fresh start with a gripping story, better special effects and great production values to match the international standards.If they were successful in times when the funds were limited and a limited market they can be successful now with the markets opening up and corporates backing fresh ideas.Calling RAMSAY'S WE WANT YOU BACK!!!.


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