Jaani Dushman

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For the 2002 film, see Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani.
Jaani Dushman
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Vinyl Records Cover
Directed by Rajkumar Kohli
Produced by Rajkumar Kohli
Written by
Screenplay by
  • Jaggiram Paul
  • Charandas Shokh
Story by Hakim Lata
Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Cinematography Baldev Singh
Edited by Shyam
Shankar Movies
Release date
  • 25 May 1979 (1979-05-25)
Running time
153 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Jaani Dushman is a 1979 Indian Bollywood horror fantasy thriller film produced and directed by Rajkumar Kohli on Shankar Movies banner. It features a huge ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra, Reena Roy, Rekha, Neetu Singh in lead roles and music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The film recorded as Super Hit at box office.[1]


Jwala Prasad is to marry the girl of his dreams. On the day of the marriage, his wife is dressed all in red. 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 his to-be wife and her lover. The saga does not end here, and Jwala as a monster continues to terrorize the region, first abducting brides dressed in red just before the wedding procession stops at a Mandir (temple). When a 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 man has now killed this creature, and the monster has possessed the man's body, and it is again on a killing spree. The police of this region do confront this creature, but find out it is invincible,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 off and no one seems to have a clue. Everybody seems to be suspect, including the village Priest, 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 its gruesome task. The movie was a box office hit of 1979, all of the songs of this film became hits.



# 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 Jaan" Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal


Two of the movie songs was listed in Binarca Chart of 1979; Chalo re Doli by Mohd Rafi and Oh mere Jaan by Kishore Kumar and Anuradha Paudwal.


  1. ^ "FRIDAY REVIEW-Jaani Dushman (1979)". The Hindu. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 

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