|Directed by||Rajkumar Kohli|
|Written by||Inder Raj Anand (dialogues)|
|Story by||Hakim Lata|
|Produced by||Rajkumar Kohli|
|Starring|| Sunil Dutt |
|25 May 1979|
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. 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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