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Purana Mandir (1984)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 19 October 1984 (India)
After a rich young girl has suddenly known about a demon and it's terrible curse brought by her family for generations, she decides to go to her paternal village with her lover and his friend to find out the truth.

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Siddiqui M.S. Rahman (assistant dialogue writer), Dr. Gurdeep (dialogue) (as Dr. Gurudeep) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohnish Bahl ... Sanjay
Arti Gupta ... Suman R. Singh (as Aarti Gupta)
Puneet Issar ... Anand
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Durjan - Chowkidar
Anirudh Agarwal ... Samri (as Ajay Agarwal)
Sadhana Khote Sadhana Khote ... Mangli (as Sadhna Khote)
Satish Shah ... Sanga (the woodcutter)
Trilok Kapoor ... Raja Hariman Singh
Dr. Satish Chopra Dr. Satish Chopra
Rajendra Nath ... Sardar Murdhar Singh (as Rajinder Nath)
Vishakha Chotu Vishakha Chotu ... Rupali H. Singh (as Visakha)
Alka Noopur Alka Noopur ... Bijli - Raka's sister
Binny Rai Binny Rai
Pradeep Kumar ... Thakur Ranvir Ajit Singh
Dheeraj Kumar Dheeraj Kumar ... Raka - Gypsy
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Storyline

Suman lives a wealthy lifestyle along with her widower dad, Thakur Ranvir Singh, and an unmarried aunt, Damyanti, in a palatial house in Bombay. They are direct descendants of Raja Hariman Singh of Bijapur. When Ranvir finds out that Suman is in love with a middle-classed male, Sanjay, he expresses displeasure and forbids her to ever see him again. When she persists, he tells her that there is a curse on the entire family - a curse that was inflicted 200 years ago by a blood-thirsty, flesh-eating demon named Samri. This curse impacts only women in their family, who are hideously transformed after giving birth to their firstborn, and die a painful death. Treating this as mere superstitious, Suman and Sanjay, along with Sanjay's friend, Anand and his wife, Sapna, set out to Bijapur to unearth and put an end to this rumor - not knowing that soon they will resurrect a virtually indestructible Samri - who is out to kill the remainder of the Singh family before wrecking havoc on the region ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

19 October 1984 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ősi templom See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

K.R. Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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Trivia

Purana Mandir was the first film shot by Ramsay's in Murud Janjira Nawab Palace later many of their films were shot out there. See more »

Goofs

When Samari is beheaded his head is covered by a black cloth. Later when the head is picked up from ground and put in box, the black cloth is missing. See more »

Connections

Followed by 3D Saamri (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Woh Beetey Din Yaad Hain
Performed by Ajit Singh
Lyrics by Amit Khanna, Geetanjali Singh, Asha Rani
Music by Ajit Singh
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Fantastic....Freddy, jason, Leatherface and Saamri
28 September 2008 | by Li_85See all my reviews

Purana Mandir is example of great Indian cinema and at the same time low budget. Its low budget in terms of casting but the props and make up on the monster is still pretty good for the early 80s. Not good, but for its time its amazing and scary. Saamri is a terrifying monster who went on to do more films which include Bandh Darwaza and Saamri 3d. The guy that plays Saamri suited the role and did a good job. Monish Behl i believe makes his debut and does a decent job. Puneet Issar is average, Jagdeep is OK for some people, but i found him annoying. The girls are unknown and looks like will remain that way, but one of them did some mild nudity which was rare at the time. They are quite good looking, but compared to this generations of actresses then no chance. Ramsay family are magnificent film makers who have given one of the best horror movies in India. Purana Mandir and Veerana are great movies.


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