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The Monster (1994)

Mahakaal (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Music | 11 February 1994 (India)
A demon torments the family and friends of Anita in order to take revenge on his death, which was caused by her police-officer father. The rest of the movie is how Anita tackles the demon ... See full summary »

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Kafil Azar (lyrics), Sayed Sultan (dialogue) (as Sayeed Sultan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Karan Shah ... Prakash - Anita's boyfriend
Archana Puran Singh ... Anita (as Archna Pooran Singh)
Johnny Lever ... Canteen & Hotel Manager (as Johney Lever)
Mayur Verma ... Param - Seema's boyfriend (as Mayur)
Reema Lagoo ... Anita's mother (as Prema Lagoo)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Anita's father
Baby Swetha Baby Swetha ... Mohini - Anita's sister (as Baby Sweta)
Minaaz Minaaz ... (as Mehnaz)
Sunil Dhawan ... Monk-priest
Asha Patel Asha Patel ... Singing lead-dancer
Dinesh Kaushik Dinesh Kaushik ... Randhir - college villain
Mahabir Bhullar ... (as Mahaveer Bhullar)
Kunickaa Sadanand ... Seema
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Naushaad Abbas ... Eve Teaser on Road
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A demon torments the family and friends of Anita in order to take revenge on his death, which was caused by her police-officer father. The rest of the movie is how Anita tackles the demon with the help of her boyfriend. Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Music

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 February 1994 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monster See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Began production and filmed in the year 1988. See more »

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References Day of the Dead (1985) See more »

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PIMPF
(uncredited)
Written by Martin Gore
Performed by Depeche Mode
© 1987 Mute Records Limited
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The Bollywood film I've seen!

"The Monster" (aka "Mahakaal") is a fun and scary film at the same time. Yes, it's a ripoff of "A Nightmare on Elm Street", but it was so much fun for me. And the acting wasn't as bad as I expected. Not Oscar worthy. But fine for an Indian horror film. The music is taken straight from the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise. The thing that really stands out is the role of Johnny Lever. He is funny, clumsy and everything you want from Mr. Lever. The musical numbers also stands out. The comedy stands out. The villian is not the best. A cheep rip-off of Freddy Krueger. In this film called Shakaal. But overall it's a great pile of entertainment. I definitely recommend this title!


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