Director? Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay
Star Cast? Hemant Birje, Jasmin, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Gulshan Grover, Satish Shah
Screenplay? Ramsay Brothers
Run-Time? 170 Minutes
Our Rating? 2/5
In the 80s Ramsay Brothers launched a series of horror films that had almost similar plots and themes mainly composed of an evil spirit residing in a lone mansion deep in the forest. Though the villagers keep themselves away from the bunglow yet somehow outside people were tricked into it ultimately facing their fate. Though several of such movies failed to left impression yet there was one movie that had the chills and scares loved by horror film lovers. One such film was Veerana released in 1988. The film stared, then Bollywood Tarzan Hemant Birje in lead role along with beautiful actress Jasmine and Bollywood great actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda in pivotal role. Among the others were Gulshan Grover and Satish Shah.
Plot: Veerana follows the story of an evil witch who is killed in the begining of the story by the village headman’s brother. Even though she dies yet an evil tantric finds her body and mummifiy it. He pledge to provide the witch a new body. He finds no better option than the daughter of the Village headman who was a child. The tantrick manages to trick the little girl and hypnotizes her and let the witch absorbs her body and exchanging sould with it. Thus he gets total control over the soul and the body of the little girl. In order to take revenge he also manages to become the sole housekeeper of the big mansion of Village headman – Thakur. There begins the story of the revenge of evil witch. Years passes by and the witch continues to use the body of the girl (who now has turned into a beautiful lady) to lures her victims into a lonely mansion and then killing them. With a lots of twists and turns in the plot the film ends with the message of ‘Good always wins’.
The Good: Atmospheric Horror that scares you
The music and atmospheric setting of the film is what actually scare you.
The Bad: Repetitive theme
Ramsay Brothers has used similar theme in many horror movies directed by them.
Should I Watch It?: Give it a try it wont upset you.