Nagin (transl. Female Serpent) is a 1976 Hindi-language horror film, produced and directed by Rajkumar Kohli under the Shankar Movies banner. It stars Reena Roy in the titular role alongside an ensemble cast including Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Jeetendra, Sanjay Khan, Rekha, Mumtaz, Vinod Mehra, Yogeeta Bali, Kabir Bedi, Anil Dhawan and its music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Despite being a woman-centric film, it was a blockbuster at the box office and the highest-grossing film of 1976. Following the success of the film, the lead actress Reena Roy received widespread attention and popularity.
|Directed by||Rajkumar Kohli|
|Screenplay by||Jaggiram Paul |
|Story by||Rajendra Singh|
|Produced by||Rajkumar Kohli|
|Music by||Laxmikant Pyarelal|
|19 January 1976|
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. The film was later remade in Tamil with Sripriya playing Nagin in the film Neeya?.
Naagin and Naag are two snakes in love. They are not ordinary snakes as they have the power to shapeshift to human forms. One day, Naag is attacked by a hawk but is saved by a man named Vijay. Vijay is a scientist who research about snakes, especially the ones that can shapeshift. He discovers finds about Naag and Naagin and is fascinated by their powers. He conveys this to his friends, Rajesh, Kiran, Uday, Suraj and Raj. But they don't believe Vijay and ridicule him.
One day, Kiran kills Naag thinking that he was about to attack Naagin, as Vijay and others watch helplessly. Naagin is deeply enraged, and vows to avenge Vijay and his friends for Naag's death. She kills Kiran, Rajesh, Uday, Suraj and Raj in a systematic way and tries to kill Vijay but fails. After many attempts, she is mortally injured. Before dying, she realises her mistake. Later, Naag calls from the skies and they both reunite afterlife.
- Reena Roy as Naagin
- Jeetendra as Naag
- Sunil Dutt as Vijay
- Feroz Khan as Raj, Vijay's Friend
- Sanjay Khan as Suraj, Vijay's Friend
- Kabir Bedi as Uday, Vijay's Friend
- Vinod Mehra as Rajesh, Vijay's Friend
- Anil Dhawan as Kiran, Vijay's Friend
- Rekha as Sunita, Vijay's Fiancé
- Anita Guha as Sunita's Mother
- Mumtaz as Rajkumari, Raj's Fiancé
- Neelam Mehra as Sheela, Uday's Wife
- Yogita Bali as Rita, Rajesh's Fiancé
- Sulochana Latkar as Rajesh's Mother
- Master Bittoo as Anu, Suraj's Daughter
- Heena Kausar as Meena, Suraj's Sister
- Roopesh Kumar as Meena's Husband
- Ranjeet as Good Samaritan
- Prema Narayan as Woman In Forest
- Premnath as Sapera
- Jagdeep as Hukka Bhopali Sapera
- Aruna Irani as Dancer
- Tun Tun as Vijay's Maid
|1||"Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" (Solo)||Lata Mangeshkar|
|2||"Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" (Sad)||Lata Mangeshkar|
|3||"Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" (Duet)||Lata Mangeshkar, Mahendra Kapoor|
|4||"Hafte Mahine Barson Nahin, Sadiyon Se Hai Yeh Purane"||Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi|
|5||"Tere Ishq Ka Mujh Pe Hua Yeh Asar Hai"||Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi|
|6||"Tere Mera, Mera Tera Mil Gaya Dil Dil Se"||Kishore Kumar, Suman Kalyanpur|
"Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" was featured in the soundtrack of the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The song was reused in Nagin's Tamil remake Neeya.
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