Nagin (1976 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Directed by Rajkumar Kohli
Produced by Rajkumar Kohli
Written by Siddharth Raj Anand
Starring Sunil Dutt
Feroz Khan
Vinod Mehra
Kabir Bedi
Anil Dhawan
Sanjay Khan
Yogeeta Bali
Prema Narayan
Neelam Mehra
Reena Roy
Music by

Laxmikant Pyarelal

Verma Malik (lyrics)
Release dates 19th January 1976
Running time 180 minutes
Language Hindi

Nagin (English translation: Female Snake) is a 1976 Hindi horror, fantasy, thriller film produced and directed by Rajkumar Kohli. It features a huge ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Reena Roy, Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Sanjay Khan, Vinod Mehra, Kabir Bedi, Rekha, Yogeeta Bali and Mumtaz. The film became a superhit at the box office.[1]

It was inspired by François Truffaut's film The Bride Wore Black, based on Cornell Woolrich's novel of the same name.[2] The film was later remade in Telugu as Devathalara Deevinchandi (1977) with Jayamalini in the Nagin role. It was also remade in Tamil with Sripriya playing the Nagin role in the film Neeya.[3]

Later Rajkumar Kohli re-made this film in 2002 with his son and other starcast titled as Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani which fared poorly and generated negative reviews; critics blamed the poor screenplay and direction as the result of the failure.


According to a myth, when snakes are of certain age, they can assume human form. Thus, the film begins with a male and a female in their human forms, singing and dancing amorously with each other. When the male turns back into a snake, he is shot by a member of a hunting party, who thought the snake was going to attack the woman. The rest of the story deals with the female taking revenge on the group of friends responsible for her lover's death.



External links[edit]