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Raat (1992)

Mini shifts to her new house along with her parents Mr and Mrs Shrma and nephew Bunty.Bunty finds a cat in the backyard of the house and gets attracted to it but the cat soon dies when it ... See full summary »

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Ram Gopal Varma (as Ramgopal Varma)

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Vinay Shukla (dialogue), Uttej (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Revathy ... Minnie (as Revathi)
Rohini Hattangadi ... Shalini
Om Puri ... Sharji
Akash Khurana ... Sharma
Anant Nag ... Psychiatrist
Chinna Chinna ... Deepak (as Kushant)
Jaya Mathur Jaya Mathur ... Rashmi
Master Atit Master Atit ... Bunty (as Master Ateet)
Tej Sapru ... Inspector
C.V.L. Narasimha Rao C.V.L. Narasimha Rao ... Narayan (as C.V.L.)
Nirmalamma ... Old Lady
Sunanda Sunanda ... Spirit
Vijayachander Vijayachander
Monto Monto ... (as Manto)
Thotta Yadhu Thotta Yadhu ... (as Yaadu)
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Mini shifts to her new house along with her parents Mr and Mrs Shrma and nephew Bunty.Bunty finds a cat in the backyard of the house and gets attracted to it but the cat soon dies when it comes under the wheels of Mr Sharma and they bury it without Bunty's knowledge.Bunty finds soon another cat of same resemblance which gives the family a shock.Mini is in love with Deepak once when their bike Tyre goes flat Deepak goes to change upon returning he finds Mini weeping besides a pond with redness in her eyes and pushes Deepak in the pond but next moment she is normal.Mini's friend Rashmi to gets killed and her neck is twisted backwards.While cops suspect Mini to be behind it when she twists the neck of her doll in a similar way.The strange events lead Mr Sharma to take professional from a psychiatrist.While Mrs Sharma is sure her daughter is possessed and takes help of an exorcist Sharji. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 February 1992 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Raatri See more »

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Varma Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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The cat ventures behind the Mini's father's car rear wheel and is killed accidentally while the car is reversed. The cat is buried in the backyard without the knowledge of Bunty. Bunty finds another cat which bears an uncanny resemblance to the dead cat. The scenario where dead cat came back alive inspired from Pet Sematary which came in 1991. At last scene you can see Bunty holding the cat in his room and the movie ending with spooky sounds. See more »

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Horror
16 January 2007 | by dassaur-1See all my reviews

This is a classic early Indian horror much too advanced for its time in Indian cinema. A person watching this film in 2007 will inevitably have to bypass the trends and fashion which is can only be described as historic however horror fans will see Raat was a template for Ram Gopal Verma's later horror release of Bhoot.

I consider Raat to illustrate excellent example of direction and editing and production when obviously finances and resources may have been low. From excellent camera angles to inventive scare sequences this film in my view is a must to watch, I especially applaud the classic "cinema scene" in which the possessed character is involved.

Individuals looking for scare a moment action will be disappointed this is a thinking horror and watched intently through out will effect a lot more.

The film offers powerful atmosphere of unease throughout and although perhaps too long and involving an unnecessary cat, the film will leave one looking over ones shoulder at night.


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