Jaani Dushman (1979) Movie

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(Bollywood) India

Ratings / Votes
6.1/ 10 (155 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Shankar Films [in]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(India) - 22 May 1979
(Portugal) - 20 November 1981

Running Time


bride, cave, haunted-house, horse, madman, marriage, misunderstanding, police, snake, spirit, temple, train, village,

Technical Support
LAB:Film Center, Mumbai, India

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Full Cast

  1. Bahari, Prem Sagar as <34>
  2. Chaudhary, Rajesh as (as Rajesh Chaoudhary) <42>
  3. Desai, Pratap A. as <51>
  4. Duggal, Kishorilal H. as <56>
  5. Duggal, Krishna K. as <54>
  6. Dutt, Sunil (I) as [Lakhan] <1>
  7. Hussain, Anwar (I) as [Sardar (Dacoit)] <19>
  8. Jagdeep (I) as [Nathuram] <28>
  9. Jeetendra (I) as [Amar] <16>
  10. Kapoor, Shakti (I) as [Man on a horse with a bride] <21>
  11. Khan, Hussain (I) as <33>
  12. Khosla, Inder as <35>
  13. Kumar, Roopesh as [Shera's Uncle (Mama)] <17>
  14. Kumar, Sanjeev (I) as [Thakur (Shera's Father)] <2>
  15. Kumar, Sawan as <53>
  16. Kunda as <39>
  17. Mali, Arvind as <41>
  18. Mehra, Vinod as [Madman] <4>
  19. Mohan, Mac as [Taxi Driver] <30>
  20. Murad (I) as (uncredited) [Shanti's Father-In-Law]
  21. Murad, Raza as [Thakur Jwala Prasad (spirit)] <27>
  22. Nath, Prem (I) as [Pujari (priest)] <6>
  23. Paintal as [Gangelal] <29>
  24. Pal, Nirmal as <49>
  25. Puri, Amrish as [Man who kidnapped Geeta (Bride)] <20>
  26. Puri, Madan (I) as [Blind Vaidji (Reshma's dad)] <18>
  27. Purshottam (I) as <55>
  28. Rao, Maruti (II) as <32>
  29. Razak as (as Razak Bhai) <50>
  30. Razian, Ashok as <43>
  31. Sharma, Kaka as <36>
  32. Shribhagwan as (as Shri Bhagwan) <40>
  33. Singh, Gurcharan (I) as <37>
  34. Singh, Nishan as (as Nishant Singh) <48>
  35. Sinha, Shatrughan as [Shera] <3>
  36. Soni, Ram as <31>
  37. Tarana, T.S. as <38>
  38. Vikram (I) as [Shankar] <5>
  39. Aarti as [Aarti (Bride)] <25>
  40. Bali, Yogeeta as (as Yogita Bali) [Thakur's bride] <12>
  41. Chakravorthy, Reema as <52>
  42. Gill, Rani as <46>
  43. Goswami, Bindiya as [Shanti] <10>
  44. Irani, Aruna as [Aruna (Ganga Ram's daughter)] <14>
  45. Kaur, Kuldeep as <45>
  46. Kaur, Surjeet as <44>
  47. Latkar, Sulochana as (as Sulochana) [Lakhan's mom] <22>
  48. Mehta, Neeta as [Bride] <13>
  49. Mukherjee, Indrani as (as Indrani Mukerjee) [Thakurain (Shera's Mother)] <23>
  50. Rekha (I) as [Champa] <7>
  51. Roy, Reena as [Raja/Reshma] <8>
  52. Sarika as [Bindiya] <11>
  53. Sheetal (I) as [Mrs. Jwala Prasad] <26>
  54. Singh, Neetu as [Gauri] <9>
  55. Singh, Shobhini as [Bride] <15>
  56. T., Jayshree as (as Jaishri T.) [Nathaniya] <24>
  57. Tandon, Maya as <47>


  1. Action
  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
  4. Romance

Full Plot

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, be is so enraged at 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 it's killer. And the terror continues. Years late another male has now killed this creature, and the monster has re-possessed it's body, and it's again on the rampage. The police and men 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 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 it's gruesome task. rAjOo ( Plot not found

Movie Certificate

A (India)

Music Composers

  1. Kudalkar, Laxmikant Shantaram (as Laxmikant)
  2. Sharma, Pyarelal Ramprasad (as Pyarelal)


  1. Singh, Baldev (I)


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Film Editors

  1. Rajput, Shyam (as Shyam)


  1. Anand, Gulshan (production executive)
  2. Bakshi, Sujata (dance assistant) (as Sujata)
  3. Chouhan, Ramesh (production controller)
  4. D'Souza, Ida (office assistant)
  5. Kumar, Kamal (choreographer) (as Kamal)
  6. Madhu (II) (production assistant)
  7. Navin (I) (production assistant)
  8. Nishi (I) (presenter)
  9. Raju (I) (production assistant)
  10. Reuben, Bunny (I) (public relations officer) (as Bunny Robin)
  11. Sanghvi, Vadilal (office executive)
  12. Shyam (II) (office assistant)
  13. Talpade, C.A. (production assistant)
  14. Vasant (I) (production assistant)

Other Titles

  1. Beloved Enemy (1981) (ENG)
    (India: English title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Chandivali Studio, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - (studio)
  2. Essel Studios, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - (studio)
  3. K. Asif Studios, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - (studio)
  4. Mohan Studios, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - (studio)
  5. Natraj Studios, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - (studio)