Jaani Dushman

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Jaani Dushman
Jaani Dushman.jpg
Vinyl Records Cover
Directed by Rajkumar Kohli
Produced by Rajkumar Kohli
Written by Inder Raj Anand
Starring Sunil Dutt
Sanjeev Kumar
Shatrughan Sinha
Vinod Mehra
Madan Puri
Reena Roy
Neetu Singh
Bindiya Goswami
Yogita Bali
Aruna Irani
Amrish Puri
Mac Mohan
Shakti Kapoor
Nana Patekar
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Release date(s) 25 May 1979
Country India
Language Hindi
For the 2002 film see Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani.

Jaani Dushman is a 1979 Bollywood popular[citation needed] horror film with a large starcast including Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra, Sanjeev Kumar, Neetu Singh, Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Aruna Irani, Madan Puri, Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor and Premnath. It was directed by Rajkumar Kohli. The film became a "superhit" at the box office.[1][dead link]


Jwala Prasad is to marry the girl of his dreams. On the day of the marriage, she is dressed all in red, as is the tradition in India. Just before the wedding she slips off to meet her real lover. When Jwala finds out, he is so enraged that he turns into a monster and kills both the to-be bride and her male friend. The saga does not end here, and this monster continues to terrorize the region, first abducting brides dressed in red just before the wedding procession stops at a Mandir (temple). When a to-be groom finally confronts and kills the monster, it leaves the body of Jwala Prasad and possesses the body of its killer. And the terror continues. Years later another male has now killed this creature, and the monster has re-possessed its body, and it is again on the rampage. The police and men of this region do confront this creature, but find out it is invincible, a bhoot comes after every marriage and a song chalo re doli utthao khaar piya milan ki raat aayi bullets cannot harm it, nor can physical strength of fully grown men overpower it. 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, the Thakur, his son, and several other people. Even if they do manage to kill this creature, it will simply re-possess the body of another male, and continue on its gruesome task. This was a multi star box office hit of 1979, all of the songs of this film became hits. Censorship banned this movie since 1976 but later released it with an A-certificate.


# Title Singer(s)
1 "Tere Haathon Mein" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle
2 "Sare Rishte Naate Todke Aai" Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Chalo Re Doli Uthao Kahar" Mohammed Rafi
4 "O Meri JaN


Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal

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