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Nagin (1976 film)

Nagin (English: Female Cobra) is a 1976 Bollywood horror fantasy thriller film, produced and directed by Rajkumar Kohli under the Shankar Movies banner. It features a huge ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Reena Roy, Jeetendra, Feroz Khan, Sanjay Khan, Vinod Mehra, Rekha, Yogeeta Bali, Mumtaz, Kabir Bedi in the lead roles and music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. The film was a Blockbuster at the box office. Following the success of the film, the lead actress Reena Roy received widespread attention and popularity.[1] # 3 At Box-Office collection list.[2][circular reference]

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Directed byRajkumar Kohli
Produced byRajkumar Kohli
Screenplay byJaggiram Paul
Charandas Shokh
Story byRajendra Singh
StarringSunil Dutt
Feroz Khan
Reena Roy
Vinod Mehra
Kabir Bedi
Music byLaxmikant Pyarelal
Edited byShyam
Shankar Movies
Release date
  • 23 January 1976 (1976-01-23)
Running time
180 minutes

It was inspired by François Truffaut's French film The Bride Wore Black which was based on Cornell Woolrich's novel of the same name.[3] The film was later remade in Telugu as Devathalara Deevinchandi (1977), with Jayamalini in the Nagin role. It was also remade in Tamil with Sripriya playing Nagin in the film Neeya?.It was also remade in Kannada with Geetha playing Nagin in the film Naagini.[4]


According to a myth, when Cobras are of a certain age, they can assume human form. Thus, the film begins with a male (Jeetendra) and a female (Reena Roy) in their human forms, singing and dancing amorously with each other. One day the Male gets attacked by a Vulture and he was saved by Professor Vijay (Sunil Dutt). Male thanks him for saving his life then he asks what is he doing here and Vijay replies that he is searching for shapeshifting snakes. Male then turn himself into cobra infront of Vijay and goes to his lover female. Vijay realises that he found the shapeshifting snakes and inform his friends Raj (Feroz Khan), Rajesh (Vinod Mehra), Uday (Kabir Bedi), Kiran (Anil Dhawan) and Kiran (Sanjay Khan). But his friends doesn't believe him and laugh at him. Vijay then take them to the place where he met the male serpent and they secretly sees the snakes. When the male turns back into a Cobra, he is shot by Kiran, who thought the Cobra was going to attack the woman. The female sees in the male cobra eyes, as cobra has taken captured images of the killers. The rest of the story deals with the female taking revenge on the group of friends responsible for her lover's death. In the end, Vijay is the only one alive and the Nagin dies before trying to kill him and realizes that she was wrong and that her revenge destroyed many lives just like her own life was destroyed. Near death, she sees her beloved in the sky calling out to her. She dies and reunites with him in heaven.



All music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, all lyrics written by Verma Malik.

Track # Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" (Solo) Lata Mangeshkar 05:08
2 "Tere Ishq Ka Mujh Pe Hua Yeh Asar Hain" Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle 06:13
3 "Tere Mera Mera Tera" Suman Kalyanpur, Kishore Kumar, Chorus 07:21
4 "Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" (Sad Version) Lata Mangeshkar 00:47
5 "Tere Mere Yaraane" Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar 06:24
6 "Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" (Duet) Mahendra Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar 05:42

"Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" was featured in the soundtrack of the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


  1. ^ "Box Office 1976". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013.
  2. ^ List of Bollywood films of 1976
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  4. ^ Articles : Movie Retrospect : Devatalaaraa, Deevinchandi! (1977) Archived 31 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine

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