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Bollywood Horror Collection I: Bandh Darwaza and Purana Mandir
Posted on 09.23.06 by David @ 6:47 am

Review By: David Austin
Rating: 3 out of 4 stars (good)

Ajay Agarwal as the Monster in Bandh Darwaza

The Ramsay Brothers are the undisputed kings of Bolly-horror. For a period of some 10-20 years during the 80s and early 90s, this family enterprise churned out dozens of sleazy movies filled with things that go bump in the dark. Certain elements are de rigeur. You need a) one group of young attractive friends with a reason to be out in the countryside, b) one hideous monster to stalk and kill the group, c) an element of supernatural curse or connection between the monster and the some or all members of the cast, d) a bad comedy subplot. Now, that’s not to say that the Ramsays could never do anything different. 1981‘s Ghunghroo Ki Awaaz is actually a rather well-crafted take on Les Diaboliques and Vertigo that relies more on atmosphere, character and subtle chills than gore and latex. However, the beating heart of the Ramsay’s filmography lies in footage of rubber-faced monsters pursuing buxom starlets through creepy mansions.

Trishul in Purana Mandir

Pete Tombs pointed out in his essential guide, Mondo Macabro, that the Ramsay brand of horror is also extremely disreputable, and that requests for their work, even at packed Indian video stores, are met with a cold shoulder. Having tried for myself, I can confirm this to be the case. Aside from the late period horror film Dhund: The Fog, released in 2003, no Ramsay films are for sale in my usual haunts, and only a few horror movies are available, period. Therefore, this DVD set is especially welcome. Finally, western audiences can revel in the seamy pleasures of Purana Mandir and Bandh Darwaza, two excellent examples of the Ramsay style.

Bat statue in Bandh Darwaza

The two films on display are effectively bookends to the era of the Ramsays. Purana Mandir was an enormous success and started their dominance, while the technically superior Bandh Darwaza came at the tail end of the horror boom. (See Jeff’s review of Hotel here for a Ramsay film that predates the popularity of Purana Mandir.)


PURANA MANDIR

AKA: The Old Temple
Country and Year: India (1984)
Director: Shyam and Tulsi Ramsay
Starring: Ajay Agarwal, Aarti Gupta, Mohnish Baal, Puneet Issar, Jagdeep

Purana Mandir is the original, the ur-Ramsay horror film, the one that kicked off the 80s horror boom. The pattern set in this film, a blockbuster hit, is the pattern that both the Ramsays and their imitators would follow in dozens (if not more) subsequent movies.

Saamri strikes in Purana Mandir

Purana Mandir kicks off with what amounts to a fairly grand flashback, considering the extremely limited budget. Set in the past, the prologue shows us how the Moghul Sultan of Bijapur captured and executed a fiend called Saamri. Saamri was eventually defeated through the power of the Trishul (a significant Hindu religious symbol in the form of a trident, associated with the god Shiva). Ignoring the local guru’s eminently reasonable suggestion that Saamri be burned, the Sultan instead chose to permanently separate Saamri’s head from his body. In return, Saamri declaimed a terrible curse – as long as his head and body are separate all of the Sultan’s female heirs will die in childbirth, and when the two are reunited, the Sultan’s line will end.

Flash forward 200 years and we find ourselves in the mid-80s (though Indian cinema fashion being what it is, the 70s are still alive). The Sultan’s great-great-great-(etc.)-grand-daughter Suman (played by perky Aarti Gupta) is in love with Sanjay (Mohnish Baal), but her father, plagued by visions of Saamri, cannot bear to see her wed, knowing it means her death. When he reveals his reasons, Suman, Sanjay, Sanjay’s friend Anand (Puneet Issar), and Anand’s girlfriend Sapna, head out to the country to solve the curse. There, staying in the Sultan’s ancient palace, they encounter caretaker Durjan and his mute mother. What they don’t know is that Durjan is conspiring to find treasure in the palace, and that his efforts will disturb the homicidal Saamri.

Suman in Purana Mandir

Purana Mandir is possibly the sleaziest Indian film I’ve ever seen, aside from Babbar Subhash’s Tarzan (that said, I haven’t delved into the sordid world of Indian erotic film, nor do I intend to). Though it adheres to the basic ground-rules of Indian film – no kissing, no nudity – and though I have certainly seen many Indian films and musical numbers that were genuinely sexier (Sridevi in Mr. India or Bipasha Basu in Omkara just to name a few examples), Purana Mandir is imbued with a grimy salaciousness that just does not quit. We’re treated to many scenes of Gupta in her bathing suit, and a lengthy shower scene (in said bathing suit of course). The camera spends so much time zooming right up on female anatomy that you’d think you were watching a Japanese game show. Sanjay is introduced snapping sexy shots of Suman, and Sapna fantasizes about Anand in a scene that is just shy of crossing the line. The plot also tends to wander, in fairly typical Indian fashion. There is a comic relief subplot, a subplot involving local tribespeople, and Saamri is not even revived until well into the film’s running time.

Anand in Purana Mandir

Despite and, in part, because of its trashier elements, Purana Mandir is tons of fun. Aarti Gupta is extremely attractive and Sanjay makes for an adequate leading man. Puneet Issar, who looks oddly similar to Freddie Mercury, was clearly cast for his martial arts abilities, which are genuinely head and shoulders above those of most Indian action stars of the era (not that he would make it in Hong Kong). Action is plentiful and well-staged, and the film generally moves along at a good clip when comic relief Jagdeep is not around to bog things down.

Most importantly, Saamri, as played by Ajay Agarwal, makes a great villain. Saamri does not spend that much time on screen but when he does, he hits like a ton of bricks. Agarwal’s Saamri is like a hairy force of nature, storming out of the forest to brutally attack the unlucky. The Ramsays make excellent use of their creation, shrouding him in darkness and fog. While much of Purana Mandir has taken on a comical air over the intervening years, Saamri remains an effective and diabolical creation.

Saamri in Purana Mandir

The strangest thing about Purana Mandir is the comic relief. The film features the incredibly annoying and unfunny Jagdeep, who has tortured me with his comedy stylings on a number of occasions. However, instead of the usual stupid slapstick and wordplay, the Ramsays built in an entire unmistakable parody of Sholay, perhaps India’s most popular film ever, complete with an armless Thakur preparing his studded shoes. Jagdeep plays the role of dacoit (bandit) Gabbar Singh, the most famous villain in Bollywood history, pursuing a now-70 year old Basanti. All this is further complicated by the fact that Jagdeep actually played the comic relief in Sholay itself, where he parodied Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. I’m not saying it’s funny, because it’s most definitely not, but at least the Sholay elements add a “what the !*%?” flavor to Jagdeep’s usual tiresome routines.

Jagdeep as a wannabe Gabbar Singh in Purana Mandir


BANDH DARWAZA

AKA: The Closed Door
Country and Year: India (1990)
Director: Shyam and Tulsi Ramsay
Starring: Ajay Agarwal, Aruna Irani, Hashmat Khan, Kunika, Johnny Lever

Bandh Darwaza finds the Ramsays at the height of their filmmaking power, and paradoxically the ebb of their box office success. In most respects (other than Saamri and Aarti Gupta), Bandh Darwaza is a superior film. It may well be the umpteen millionth vampire story, but the filmmakers avoid tedious repetition by never explicitly referring to their monster as a vampire (despite the teeth, and the burning sunlight, and all that) and by throwing out all the Dracula mythos in favor of a traditional Ramsay plot. Frankly, I’m happier that way - I’ve seen more than enough Goth revisionist vampire films. Most importantly, Bandh Darwaza makes up for its lack of originality with plain old fun.

The plot, like that of Purana Mandir, starts with a prologue. The wife of the Thakur (local nobility and landlords) is unable to have a child, so she visits Black Mountain, where an evil cult worships a dark master (Ajay Agarwal). The Master impregnates her himself, with the caveat that a female child must be rendered up to him. When a female child is born and the mother refuses to give her up, the cult poisons the mother, leading the Thakur to visit a terrible vengeance on the cult and on the Master.

Sapna Dances in Bandh Darwaza

Sometime later, the daughter, Kaamya, has grown up into an oversexed brat who is obsessed with hairy Kumar, the local stud. Unfortunately for her, Kumar is in love with Sapna, and even her attempts at sweaty spandex and waterfall seductions fail to bring him around (which I can understand, because while she may not have hit every branch, Kaamya’s at least on close terms with the ugly tree). Sapna, on the other hand, is upset with Kaamya’s constant interference in her relationship, and the frustrations of the love triangle eventually send Kaamya into the arms of her father’s cult. Soon the Master is revived and stalking the countryside with his gang of cultists, and it’s up to Kumar and his friends to stop him.

Resurrection of the Monster in Bandh Darwaza

It is interesting to see how the Ramsays had refined their formula in just a few short years. First, Bandh Darwaza is much less of a masala movie - a cooking term for a multiple spices that is applied to films combining elements of comedy, music, action and so forth. Musical numbers are still present but in reduced numbers, comic relief is largely absent, and the plot stays on a fairly steady track from start to finish instead of meandering from tangent to tangent. Stylistically, the Ramsays did not really apply any new tricks – they still rely largely on atmospheric fog and lighting, gothic sets, and canted camera angles – and the special effects are not a marked improvement over Purana Mandir (unless you count swiping the soundtrack from Friday the 13th as a special effect).

The cast is not quite as strong as in Purana Mandir, but they do a serviceable job. Sapna is very cute and no shrinking violet – she does not hesitate to kick a little butt when required. Ajay Agarwal shines again as the creepy Master, his enormous veined head and red eyes evoke Christopher Lee in Horror of Dracula, but take the vampire in an entirely more hideous direction. Kumar, unfortunately, is the textbook definition of a lunkhead – it’s not too far a stretch for the actor when he has to play a hypnotized patsy. This may be a first, but I’m even going to say something nice about comedian Johnny Lever. His role in the film only lasts about 4-5 minutes total. Thank you, Johnny, for performing with such … alacrity.

Love triangle in Bandh Darwaza

Overall, Bandh Darwaza is textbook Ramsay horror, applying all of their strengths to create a tremendously fun little horror film. Even at its not inconsiderable length, it never ceases to entertain.


Recommended? Absolutely, both as a curiosity and because these movies are flat-out fun. It’s a perfect starter set into the genre.

If you like this, you might like: Hotel, Ghunghroo Ki Awaaz, Raat, Nagin, Zinda Laash, Mystics of Bali, The Seventh Curse, Devi Maa, Nagina

Shadow of evil in Bandh Darwaza

DVD DETAILS

DVD Production Company: Mondo Macabro (www. mondomacabrodvd.com)
Release Date: Sept. 26, 2006
Run Time: 285 mins (roughly)
Extras: Featurettes, Essays, MM Trailer reel

The Region 1 DVD is presented in the original 1.33:1 fullscreen ratio, with the original Hindi soundtrack and English subtitles. To be frank, the pictures look pretty beat up. That said, Mondo Macabro had the courtesy to put in a disclaimer explaining that they worked with the best elements possible. Speaking from personal experience, it could be much worse. The previous version of Bandh Darwaza I saw truly makes Mondo Macabro’s look impressive by comparison. As with MM’s release of Tarkan, the picture may not be pretty but it’s a quantum leap above what was available before. You’re not likely to see these films in better condition any time soon, if ever.

Silly goons in Bandh Darwaza

Mondo Macabro has assembled an excellent selection of extras that help to put these films in their proper context. Most useful is a 13 minute featurette entitled “Freddy, Jason and … Saamri” featuring Pakistani internet critic Omar Khan (his website, The Hot Spot Online is an invaluable resource for Bollywood and Lollywood cinema buffs) who discusses the cultural relevance of Purana Mandir and Bandh Darwaza. Next up is a repeat presentation of the fun Mondo Macabro documentary on South Asian cinema. This 25 minute feature focuses on Hindi horror of the 1980s, Pakistani action films of the 1990s, and the recent boom in CGI-enhanced mythological devotional films of Southern India (I personally recommend Naag Shakti and Devi Maa, which features a giant skeleton that emits the classic Godzilla roar). Finally, there are two essays from Pete Tombs, one discussing the history of the Ramsay family and another detailing Indian film conventions and discussing the Sholay connection.

© David Austin

Sapna in Bandh Darwaza


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55 Comments »

  1. the collection horror films was excellent keep working on that.

    Comment by maruti bodke — February 25, 2007 @ 1:39 am


  2. just wanted to say purana mandir whoever came up with the story line was brilliant man i love that indian horror movie the best horror movie i have ever watched ramsey is great to make a movie like that i wish there was more directors out there who willl make movies like thAT THANKS I LOVED THE WALL PAPER

    Comment by moreen — March 3, 2007 @ 10:52 pm


  3. This is a good piece of information that you have gathered…and must say it is appreciating.Thank you very much for being such a big fan of Indian horror.

    This is my father you are talking about.

    I really appreciate what you are doing.

    Aseem Agrawal
    1-508-463-7111

    Comment by Aseem Agrawal — March 18, 2007 @ 2:13 pm


  4. good job

    Comment by Aseem Agrawal — March 18, 2007 @ 2:19 pm


  5. Thanks for creating this site! I love it.

    Comment by Jennifer — April 16, 2007 @ 12:14 pm


  6. i really love hindi horror movie if u have bandh darwaza movie then please mail or any other movie to my mail id rohanshamsam@yahoo.com

    Comment by rohan — April 28, 2007 @ 2:10 am


  7. actually the collection which you have is execellent . send me more information and pics if you about ramsay movies. thanks for this wonderful collection.

    Comment by maruti bodke — April 29, 2007 @ 11:11 pm


  8. i love this site very much because ilike horror flims this sites gides to me

    Comment by basha_khan — May 27, 2007 @ 6:28 am


  9. great work!!! i LOVE INDIAN HORROR AND THINK THIS SITE IS AWESOME. Can you please recommend some books on it though? Having a hard time finding any

    Comment by lalita — June 20, 2007 @ 1:58 pm


  10. I would definitely recommend Pete Tombs’s Mondo Macabro, which has a fun chapter on Bollywood with a lot of information on Bolly-horror and the Ramsays.

    According to Jeff, our resident expert of Bolly-books, much of the same information is in a chapter by Tombs in Fear Without Frontiers, but MM is a better book.

    Sadly, we don’t know of any books that focus only on this subject. As Jeff put it: “I don’t know of any other books on Indian horror. If there were, I’d buy them!” If any of our readers know better, feel free to share.

    Comment by David — June 20, 2007 @ 5:02 pm


  11. i am a sri lankan and just visited the site. but, after reading the comments of these hindi horror movies, i decided to watch. and many thanx for adding new remarkable movies to my collection.

    Comment by Maheel — November 24, 2007 @ 3:18 am


  12. I looking for movies the name is khoonimahal and darwazabandhkarllo I need video if you have please cell 817500 3268

    Comment by fehmida — December 9, 2007 @ 10:44 pm


  13. I used to watch ZEE HORROR SHOW/ANHONEE BY tulsi/shyam ramsay on zee tv when i was a child. I am looking to watch those drams over the internet, I can’t find it anywhere. Can anyone help? If so, please email me at atiqsavanii@yahoo.com
    I might not come back to this site to check the comment, so email is the best way to update me. Thank you so much. Please help me out. THank you)

    Comment by atiq — December 25, 2007 @ 2:36 pm


  14. Woiuld you guys pleaseee have any idea whre i can find these movies! please help ive been searching for them and have had no luck, please mail m on my email address

    Comment by Hina Afzal — January 22, 2008 @ 7:59 pm


  15. i cant find any of ramsays film in store or the zee horror shows in dvd! are they on the internet that i can watch them? i really want to see them not seen them for a long while! :’-(

    Comment by aqsa — February 7, 2008 @ 10:51 am


  16. i have see all your clip but all clip is very bad for looking.

    Comment by Dimple — March 9, 2008 @ 10:49 am


  17. add more ramsay films.we love only ramsay horror films.

    Comment by praveen_2002 — April 30, 2008 @ 4:44 am


  18. The ramsay brothers are undoubtably the badshashs of horror flicks. THey have given us memorable flicks like Veerana, Purana Mandir. There movies were truly a masterpeice. I really liked those hot [censored] Aarti Gupta and Jasmine in their movies. I am waiting with bated breath for their next realease. PLz can we have more of horror flicks like Veerana and Purana Mandir. [Comment edited slightly by management.]

    Comment by vikas saigal — May 15, 2008 @ 1:58 am


  19. I am from India and from what I have seen here is that, most of the Ramsay flicks like Purana Mandir, Bandh Darwaza, Veerana, Do Gaz Zameen Ke Niche, Dak Bangla and Tehkhana can be easily found in most of the video stores. I certainly don’t agree with Peter Tombs that Ramsay movies are disreputable but it has more to do with the notion of people that horror movies are associated with sex. However Ramsays usually stuck to the horror plot and made way for a bit of sex as compared to the other directors in the country for whom it was the other way around. I have seen all the Ramsay movies umpteen times and would recommend Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche, Dahshat, Purani Haveli, Bandh Darwaza, Purana Mandir and Mahakaal to every one. The only thing that I haven’t been able to watch is Zee Horror Show, so if anyone owns it do let me know. You can join this group on Ramsays in orkut too :
    http://www.orkut.co.in/Community.aspx?cmm=12055853

    @Aseem
    I am a great fan of your father(my username is a tribute to him)… He was probably one of the best things to happen to Ramsays and someday I would definitely like to meet him.

    Comment by Samri — September 7, 2008 @ 5:58 am


  20. I saw RGV’s “Phoonk”, have to say “Jaado Tona” of 80’s was much better than this one and ya my all time favrourite horror movie has to be “Veerana”.. I dont know why hasn’t been there yet been a Bollywood Zombie movie though..and yes..I am a fan of both Ramsays as well as the ‘Saamri’…!

    Comment by viral — September 8, 2008 @ 8:37 am


  21. I am impressed with this detailed review of one of the most maligned genres (deservedly so, sometimes) in Bollywood. That said, Purana Mandir, is probably among the best horror movies in India. You get your money’s worth from the moment the characters enter the mansion to the point when the ghoul comes back to life. It’s deliciously creepy and the Ramsays could never duplicate the atmosphere and dread in this movie.

    @Aseem

    I thought your father’s name was ANIRUDH AGRAWAL, whereas the reviewer refers to him as AJAY AGRAWAL. Can you confirm? BTW, I saw Bandit Queen recently and he was excellent in it, albeit in a brief role. It however was a better deal than any Ramsay film he’s ever done, where he mostly was restricted grunting, chasing, devouring, and finally getting killed.

    Comment by Anand — October 7, 2008 @ 12:23 pm


  22. Just to let everyone know, the next Bollywood Horror dvd will be out early 2009 and will feature Veerana plus Purani Haveli.

    Comment by Pete — November 19, 2008 @ 7:52 pm


  23. These are two good movies apart Veerana & Tehkhana are good too but films of Ramsay like daak bangla shaitani ilaaka dhund aatma and ghutan had spoilted his name . he should have good actors in his films

    Comment by Emmanuel — January 24, 2009 @ 12:35 am


  24. i want to see dahshat and saamri, but i cant find them any where. please could you send any contact or any one who has them, that i can buy them of him….thanks.

    Comment by snow — January 30, 2009 @ 6:38 pm


  25. Hey, you can get Dahshat and Saamri (and tons of other Bollywood horror movies) from this cheap store in India:
    http://www.induna.com/1000000061-productdetails/

    Comment by Jack J — January 31, 2009 @ 5:32 pm


  26. @Emmanuel, what ya mean films like DAK BANGLA spoilt the Ramsay name!? Huh??? DAK BANGLA is one of thee MOST OVER THE TOP ENTERTAINING world-weird horror movies if I ever saw one! It’s a roller coaster ride! These films are not meant to be film-school art films but cheesy & entertaining gore/horror/monster movies! If you wanna see something more high-brow then fine but these films aren’t MEANT to BE that.

    Comment by Jack J — January 31, 2009 @ 5:43 pm


  27. His real name is Anirudh Agrawal, however as you he did quite some movies under the names of Anil and Ajay as well.I don’t know if many know that Samri was the first 3D horror film in India(could be the world)haven’t checked. Another good TV serials were the Zee horror show series. I recommend you watch Taveez and Dahshat( they both had him and were quite capable to give you the chills). I don’t know if may people know but he has an excellent comic timing as well. You can watch Gubbare directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Dad played a witty and humorous villian with a passion for music…very interesting character…you can watch Bombay to Goa 2007 as well.

    Aseem

    Comment by aseem — February 1, 2009 @ 2:45 pm


  28. Hi i am the biggest fan of ramsay brothers horror flicks..I live in canada and its really hard for me to collect all the movies directed by ramsays wheneva i go to india i always buy it where i see them…but iam very eagerly wanted to have zee horror show episodes i am unable to find them newhere..plzz help me out with this..thanks

    Comment by Jitender — March 25, 2009 @ 11:01 am


  29. harror movei best

    Comment by qaid — April 27, 2009 @ 2:11 pm


  30. Dunno about the classic movies,but the episodes were great fun.Please do me a favour & see if you can get the episodes back into running in whatever form,regular telecast or download utilities.Thank you for the host of information.

    Comment by aalok joshi — June 5, 2009 @ 5:25 am


  31. @ Aseem
    I do remember your father,not from the films but from the zee horror show serial.There were many of his stories which I liked,including Taveez & Tantrik or Anhonee(or something like that).Can you please try to obtain or make availablethe individual episodes of the series?

    Comment by aalok joshi — June 8, 2009 @ 6:12 am


  32. I am obtaining all of the Ramsay classic horror movies & yes,they are decently cheap,but available with small time labels.The ones I’ve been succesful in obtaining are:Do Gaz Zameen ke Neeche,Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi,Daak Bungla,Veerana,Purana Mandir,Saamri,Bandh Darwaza & Dahshat.I’ve watched Veerana,which was great & Dahshat which was decent.Now only need the Zee Horror Show for a compleat collection.

    Comment by aalok joshi — June 21, 2009 @ 5:06 pm


  33. The reason for non-existence of Zee horror show in the form of any recorded media is due to lack of technology and internet at the time of it’s telecast, it’s a pity that Zee tv never made any re-run of the series in recent times, imo it would surely surpass their TRP which they are generating from pathetic daily soaps of m. kapoor et al

    Comment by aman — September 28, 2009 @ 1:32 pm


  34. @Aseem

    Do let your Dad know that he has a chunk of fans in my famly. Those were the days …. I still remember my dad taking me and my brother to watch Purana Mandir in 1984. We had our school vacations and we all cousins used to wait anxiously for Ramsay flicks. I feel Purana Mandir was the scariest horror flick made in India. Everything from plot, to bacground score to prformances to Samri was bang on target. And yes the Sholay spoof was amazing. I seriously wish they made more such movies. Part of my growing up years ….. Nostalgic eh !

    Comment by Sunil — October 18, 2009 @ 2:54 pm


  35. @Aseem

    Plz let your dad know that he has a small chunk of fans in my family. We all cousins used to wait anxiously for new Ramsay flicks to come out. I still remember my dad took all of us to watch Purana Mandir in 1984 during our vacations.

    Everything from the plot, background score, performances, Samri were perfect. And the Sholay spoof was remarkable as well.

    Wish they made such movies these days.
    Part of my growng up years …. nostalgic ehh!

    Comment by Sunil — October 18, 2009 @ 3:00 pm


  36. Ramsays for the most part have made incredibly corny horror movies.I remember one particularly bizarre movie called Purani Haveli(Old Palace) in which the demon plays a small part in the bad comedy subplot!
    Having said this..perhaps the scariest Ramsay movie IMO was Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche(2 metres under the earth),,genuinely understated,creepy with some great scare moments.

    Interestingly Aarti Gupta from Purana Mandir ended up as a hardcore porn star performing with Rocco Siffreddi among others!

    Comment by Shishir — October 23, 2009 @ 5:37 pm


  37. this is the very nice movie because it’s 80’s film, I was born and see the movie is 90’s against.

    Comment by Ravindra kumar — February 1, 2010 @ 1:50 pm


  38. zee horror show is for sale on ebay

    Comment by majid — March 5, 2010 @ 5:29 pm


  39. Hi to all.. I want to see ZEE HORROR shows WOH, X-ZONE and ANHONEE .. Plz any one tell me where i watch these shows.. Or plz upload these shows.. My email id is—- MAANDX7@GMAIL.COM

    Comment by Maan — June 25, 2010 @ 5:25 am


  40. @Sunil,
    I appreciate your kind words. I don’t know if you know that Ramsay brothers are making another movie and should be out soon. Its hard to keep track of all that goes on in B’town. I appreciate his fans and encourage to do so. Keep watching…Best

    Comment by Aseem Agrawal — October 23, 2010 @ 1:58 pm


  41. Suman is vrey hot girl (Aarti Gupta)

    Comment by Haider — November 7, 2010 @ 3:16 pm


  42. Can anyone please guide where can I buy Keshu Ramsay’s Mahal released in 1989 it’s not availabe anywhere…

    Comment by Saket — March 5, 2011 @ 3:15 pm


  43. hi aseem . i would like to say that no wonder ur dad mr anirudh agarwal was the pillar for the ramsay house , i would also like to mention that i have been fan of ur father’s film since childhood cause still today i get goosebumps watching purana mandir n bandh darwaza. what sad today is that why can’t the ramsay bros keep the genre alive , i feel we should still try to make this kind of cinema. today also i feel mr agarwal can still fear people from their seats or atleast we should try n let a horror festival happen with all the ramsay flicks getting screened n let the genre live. i would like to thank zee network’s film channel ( zee action) that they are showing these films on channel till date cause last night only they were showing purana mandir and i still remember the same feeling which i had in my teenage days after watching it for the first time.

    Comment by hussain — March 28, 2011 @ 5:38 am


  44. HI. . . ASEEM. . .wel . . Hats off !! To ur Dad . .MR. Ajay Agarwal. . N OUR favourite Ramsay Brothers. . .4 ENTERTAINING US. . . . . . HELO. . .HUSAIN. . . .u r a true Ramsay Fan. . I liked ur suggestion. . .YES. . RAMSAY MOVIES SHOULD BE SCREENED. . .WE SHOULD HAVE A FILM FESTIVAL. . . AND. . Zee Action is a Great CHANNEL . . . . .

    Comment by HARISH AYER — June 19, 2011 @ 4:40 am


  45. my favourate movie in horror is bandha darwaza

    Comment by sagar — January 30, 2012 @ 12:00 am


  46. Bhai tell me the name of the movie where yor dad has played a role of which a dead person body has brought to hospital and doctor does a experiment on that body. He make a injection which he inject to that dead body and as soon after inject that dead body become alive.Then doctor tries to teach him how to walk, sit and stand up and how to kick the football.But he gets out from the hospital, he try to kill peoples.I think the doctor is puneet issar and the body ofcourse your dad that played the role. Please give me the name of movie bhai.I have tried so many times on net Iam not getting that movie.Just call me 9821954922 for giving that name Please bhai.

    Comment by gajanan parab — February 10, 2012 @ 2:03 pm


  47. Hi Aseem,
    Really loved seeing your father in Purana Mandir and Many more.I must say he revolutionized the Dracula and Samri concept in India.
    Do portray my wishes as he managed to really scare me as a Kid when i went to see Purana Mandir.
    Also where are the Ramsay Brothers disappeared in action.
    All the best to you and Daddy
    Regards
    Stanley

    Comment by Stanley — February 23, 2012 @ 4:20 am


  48. Aaaj ek saaal baad me fir is site pe aaya hun…. Badi khushi hui muje…. Abhi b me veerana pic dekhta hu. Ramsay brothers hamesha muje yaad rahenge. Mere bachpan ki yaaadein he in filmo se. Agar future me possible hua. To mein ramsay productions ko dobara shuru karunga

    Comment by Harish Ayer — June 27, 2012 @ 3:09 am


  49. Aaaj ek saaal baad me fir is site pe aaya hun…. Badi khushi hui muje…. Abhi b me veerana pic dekhta hu. Ramsay brothers hamesha muje yaad rahenge. Mere bachpan ki yaaadein he in filmo se. Agar future me possible hua. To mein ramsay productions ko dobara shuru karunga

    Comment by Harish Ayer — June 27, 2012 @ 3:09 am


  50. Where is jasmin & in this time she looking pretty or not

    Comment by Chouhan — July 6, 2012 @ 9:09 am


  51. may be you my friends are being intrupted by this, but i can not control myself when i have seen this that you are coments on Ramsay Bros, this banar is feviroute since of my childhood to my metureity, no one can the same work what the ramsay’s have done earlier, Purana mandir, Dahshat, Gauest House and Saamri is the legendery horror cinima products, produced by Ramsay,s I am watching theese movies so far, with a great childhood memories with it, same as you,

    Comment by khalid Mehmood — August 20, 2012 @ 2:59 pm


  52. may be you my friends are being intrupted by this, but i can not control myself when i have seen this that you are coments on Ramsay Bros, this banar is feviroute since of my childhood to my metureity, no one can the same work what the ramsay’s have done earlier, Purana mandir, Dahshat, Gauest House and Saamri is the legendery horror cinima products, produced by Ramsay,s I am watching theese movies so far, with a great childhood memories with it, same as you,

    Comment by khalid Mehmood — August 20, 2012 @ 2:59 pm


  53. if any one want zee horror show cds they can contact me on 9331213011

    Comment by rohit — September 24, 2012 @ 6:02 am


  54. Great posts people, kind words, pure art and a forgotten genre. Good Work on keeping the post alive. I was in town and I tried to put in a word for revamping the horror industry, but with the kind of movies being made these days, I dont know if I should laugh at the insanely bad make-up job or the fact that the budgetary constraints have forced to product lower grade movies.
    One day, I think i may take up direction. Every one is making classic movies, no one is creative enough to come up with genuine ideas….whatever happened to pure horror, where you would not even get up to go to the bathroom just because…that’s a job well done

    Comment by Aseem — April 11, 2013 @ 9:23 pm


  55. How to get the site from i can download full HORROR MOVIE PURNA MANDIR could any body send me the site details please

    Comment by SANJEEV — September 24, 2013 @ 2:31 pm


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