Jaani Dushman

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rajkumar Kohli
Written by Inder Raj Anand (dialogues)
Screenplay by
  • Jaggiram Paul
  • Charandas Shokh
Story byHakim Lata
Produced byRajkumar Kohli
Starring Sunil Dutt
Sanjeev Kumar
Shatrughan Sinha
Reena Roy
Neetu Singh
Vinod Mehra
CinematographyBaldev Singh
Edited byShyam
Music by Laxmikant–Pyarelal
Shankar Movies
Release date
25 May 1979
Running time
153 minutes

Jaani Dushman (transl.Mortal Enemy) is a 1979 Indian Hindi-language horror film produced and directed by Rajkumar Kohli under the Shankar Movies banner. It features an ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Sanjeev Kumar, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra, Rekha, Neetu Singh and Reena Roy and music composed by Laxmikant–Pyarelal. The film is recorded as a Super Hit at the box office. [1] In 2002, Rajkumar Kohli directed another film with an identical name starring his son, Armaan.



Jwala Prasad is to marry the girl of his dreams. On the day of the marriage, his wife is dressed all in red, mixes poison in the milk, and Jwala becomes a monster, and continues to terrorize the region, first abducting brides dressed in red and killing them. When a groom confronts and kills the monster, it leaves the body of Jwala Prasad and possesses the body of his killer. 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 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. The suspense is unraveled in the end and the monster is made to promise that he will no longer possess any person and will not carry on with his killing spree.



All lyrics by: Verma Malik

"Saare Rishte Naate Todke" Lata Mangeshkar
"O Meri Jaan, Bol Meri Jaan, Teri Aankhon Ne Jaane Kya Jaadu Kiya" Kishore Kumar, Anuradha Paudwal
"Dekha Na Saiyan Hamaar Jaisa, Naata Nahin Koi Pyar Jaisa" Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor
"Aisi Waisi Na Samajh Sajna" Asha Bhosle
"Tere Haathon Mein Pehnaake Chudiyan" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
"Chalo Re, Doli Uthao Kahaar" Mohammed Rafi


Two of the movie songs were listed in Binacca Chart of 1979; "Chalo Re, Doli Uthao Kahaar" by Mohammed Rafi and "Oh Meri Jaan" by Kishore Kumar and Anuradha Paudwal.

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