Video of the Day: “Khel Wohi Phir Aaj Ti Khela” from Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989)

nigahencover.jpgI should have seen  Nagina (1986) first, which is reviewed very well here at the Bolly Blog, but what arrived in the mail was Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989).  This crazy snake themed movie stars Sridevi, Sunny DeolAnupam Kher, and Pran.  As an extra bonus, occasionally we get to hear the magical voice of Amrish Puri from his look alike statue, but I bet in Nagina he was a lot more than a statue.  I especially enjoyed that Sridevi got to play her own daughter again in this film, just like she did in Lamhe. Stop over to Planet Bollybob for an excellent review of the film.

After the tragic deaths of his son, Ajit and daughter-in-law, Rajni, Raja Saheb decides to educate his grand-daughter, Neelam, in the city. Years later, Neelam has grown up and returns temporarily to their rural palatial home. Raja Saheb would like her to live there, and look after the business, but she refuses. Then she meets with Anand, and everything changes for her overnight. Both of them fall in love, and would like to get married. Anand is introduced to Raja Saheb, and Neelam is introduced to Anand’s mom, Shanti. Both approve of this couple and plans are set for the marriage to take place. When Neelam does not know is that Anand is not who he claims to be – but in reality was a snake kept in captivity by Tantrik Goraknath, who wants to possess a priceless diamond stone called “Mani”, and Neelam is the only one who knows it’s location. And Goraknath, unlike his mentor, Bhairavnath, has ensured that no one will stand in his way when he obtains the Mani. (by rAjOo at IMDB)


The snake seems to possess Sridevi’s Neelam by doing this:


Anupan’s character is a real jerk, and was the winner of the Best Male Wig Award, but he is no match for these powerful eyes:

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Watch the snake woman Sridevi in “Khel Wohi Phir Aaj Ti Khela” with playback singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, and music by Laxmikant Pyarelal.  Is she more snake than woman, or more woman than snake?


Thanks to grotesk55 for the video.

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15 thoughts on “Video of the Day: “Khel Wohi Phir Aaj Ti Khela” from Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989)

  1. Well dw007, now you understand my blind commitment to all types of Indian movies :) . Yeah it was purely a WTF movie, and to top that off the English subtitles were only on for the first 1/2 hour and then resumed again for the last 45 minutes. So there was a chunk in the middle where I only understood 1/25 of what was being said, but caught the drift. When I got to the part where subtitles reappeared, Sunny explains his mysterious 15 year disappearance by being converted into a snake trapped in a basket by Anupan’s evil character, then I was able to catch back up with what was really going on, but I suppose it didn’t really matter. I will go for Nagina though, and maybe the 2nd one was made because the first one had an unsatisfying ending, like you wrote in your review.

  2. I do find the snake movies somewhat mesmerizing, although I wouldn’t say I like them. I’ve seen Nagin (both 1954 and 1976) and Jaani Dushman (2002) and that may be enough for me (Jaani Dushman is possibly the worst movie I’ve ever seen, and not in a “so-bad-its-good” way).

    The special effects can be hilarious.

  3. Yes memsaab, even with following the rules of suspending reality while watching, these are still too weird, yet oddly enjoyable. I was uncomfortable seeing what I first thought was a squirrel attack one of the star snakes, later to understand it was a mongoose. I immediately thought back to watching Jodhaa Akbar last week and reading at the start how no animals were harmed in the making of the film and thought that must not be true in the case of Nigahen. Poor snake.

    Yes about those great special effects. Sridevi also put on this “snake look” when the inner snake took over, which also intensely affected her body. The special effects of the screen capture alone are pretty funny, with Sunny and Sridevi’s heads suspended above their cobra bodies. And now, because I too must be possessed by a snake spirit, I will have to see BOTH of the Nagins as well as this Jaani Dushman you write of.

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  5. mama jaim tros se film mama comme elle tos belle ses elle la plus belle de touse jaim tros ses eux et elle et tros tros tros bell sridevi ses la premier ke jaime de undou je les tout les film de elle telment ke jaim tros

  6. I have been loving Sri Devi for over 25 years since I was just a kid. My eyes were focusing on the screen when she appeared. I have watched almost all of her movies, and her Lamhe, Chandni, Nagina and Chaalbaaz are the most ones I die for.
    I think Yash Chopra knew what a brilliant Sri Devi was, so he cast her in his golden jubillies.
    Love you Sri Devi all the time.
    Hafiz from Afghanistan

    • Hafiz from Afghanistan-ji!
      Hello! I am so sorry I’m so very late in replying, time got the best of me. I’m delighted to hear from someone from Afghanistan, Hafiz! I’m glad you love the fantastic Sri Devi, she’s quite magical on screen, so I understand. I saw this great documentary have you seen it? Please write again and thanks for stopping in to comment. All the best! :)

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