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Kohraa (1964)


Kohraa (1964)

Cast: Biswajeet,Waheeda Rehman, Lalita Pawar

Director: Hiren Nag

Music: Hemant Kumar

Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi

Capsule Review: Kohraa featured the ethereal Waheeda Rehman as the mysterious rake Biswajeet’s second wife who’s haunted by his dead wife. The chilling ambience was sublimated by the producer Hemant Kumar’s vintage music. Songs like Lata Mangeshkar’s Jhoom jhoom dhalti raat and O beqaraar dil heightened the feeling of ominous dread in the plot. Montages of the dead woman’s spirit wandering the night were exquisitely expressive. Waheeda Rehman as the Indian version of Rebecca was vulnerable, adamant and very beautiful. This is one of the superior supernatural thrillers of the 1960s where the actors respond to a particular plot rather than peripheral attractions such as songs and romance.

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