Saamri – India, 1985 – overview

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Saamri is a 1985 Indian Hindi Bollywood supernatural horror feature film about a murdered old man who returns from the grave to avenge himself.

The 3D movie was produced and directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay (Mahakaal; Tahkhana; Darwaza; et al), from a screenplay by Kumar Ramsay. It was based on a story by J. K. Ahuja, with dialogue by Mahendra Dehlvi and Safi Ur-Rahman, and stars Anirudh Agarwal (Purana Mandir), Rajan Sippy, Aarti Gupta, Puneet Issar and Asha Sachdev. Bhappi Lahiri composed the soundtrack score.

Plot:

Dharmesh Saxena referred to as “Saamri”, is a wealthy elderly man who is involved in dark magic. Aware that his health is fading fast, he arranges for his expansive estate to be left to his niece, Anju Trivedi.

However, Dharmesh’s stepbrother has other plans, and he and a motley group of co-conspirators kill Dharmesh and inform authorities that it was a suicide. The next phase of their plan is to kill Anju, but before they can, they begin dying gruesomely, one by one. Saamri has risen from the grave to take his revenge…

Cast and characters:

  • Rajan Sippy … Sandeep
  • Arti Gupta … Anju Trivedi (as Aarti Gupta)
  • Puneet Issar … Police Inspector Baldev
  • Asha Sachdev … Maria
  • Gulshan Grover … Khanna
  • Changez Khan
  • Amarnath Mukherjee … Professor Chatterjee (as Amarnath Mukherji)
  • Jack Gaud … Bhisham (as Jack Gaur)
  • Anirudh Agarwal … Dharmesh Saxena “Saamri” (as Ajay Agarwal)
  • Prem Chopra … Mama Taklifchand
  • Farah Khan … Dancer in graveyard song

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