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Hisss (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 22 October 2010 (India)
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Based on the Far Eastern myth of the snake woman who is able to take on human form.

Director:

Jennifer Lynch

Writers:

Jennifer Lynch, Gulfam Khan (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mallika Sherawat ... Snake Woman
Irrfan Khan ... Vinkram Gupta
Jeff Doucette ... George States
Divya Dutta ... Maya Gupta
Raman Trikha Raman Trikha ... Rookie Navin
Mahmoud Babai Mahmoud Babai ... Snake Charmer / Dinesh (as Mahmood Babai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raj Bhansali Raj Bhansali ... Snake charmer's son
Sunny Charles Sunny Charles ... Guide 1 / Abusive Father
Tony Ciccone ... Narrator
Parvez Khan Parvez Khan ... Guard 4 (as Parvez Fazal Khan)
Govind Menon Govind Menon ... Coroner
Sunita Rajwar Sunita Rajwar ... Drunken Guard's wife
Meenakshi Thakur Meenakshi Thakur ... Snake Charmer's Wife
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Storyline

Desperate brain cancer-ridden Caucasian George States, with only six months to live, decides to capture a male cobra with hopes of obtaining Nagmani from the shape shifting Naga female. For reasons that remain obscure throughout the film, this will not only cure his brain cancer but also make him immortal. He hires workers in the jungles of Natchi, Tamil Nadu, who witness the intimacy of the cobras, and capture the male, allowing the female to escape. George then holds the male cobra in a glass cage in the hopes that the female cobra will attempt a rescue, and he will then release it in exchange for the Nagamani. The region experiences horror and religious awakening after the enraged female cobra. With the image of its oppressor in its eyes, sheds its snake skin and takes on a female human form, setting out on its deadly mission of tracking down and destroying her mate's oppressor, and whoever else gets in her way, whether involved or not. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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India | USA

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English | Hindi

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Nagin: The Snake Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mooppan Raghavan, tribal leader of Thalikakal settlement in Kerala, and over a dozen members of his tribe were recruited as extras for the film. See more »

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Referenced in Despite the Gods (2012) See more »

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Beyond The Snake
Performed by Dave Kushner and Shruti Haasan
Written by Dave Kushner, Frankie Perez and Shruti Haasan
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Worst Piece of Garbage
20 March 2011 | by CrazyDeltaSee all my reviews

This movie was the worst piece of garbage I have seen in quite a while. Who the hell actually funds this crap? And they got a director from Hollywood who has absolutely no clue what she was doing. They could have found someone from an Indian film school to put in a better and more honest effort. And the makeup/creature and CGI effects were dreadful. Even some third world countries have better special effects on their TV shows. And damn, the dialog, the acting, and the absolutely stupid characters made me want to kill them myself. I don't think there was anything in this movie at all that was worth watching. Seriously, it is not too difficult to make a decent film. In fact it is harder to make one that is so awful. Perhaps, in that case, congrats to the filmmakers.


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