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Khoon Bhari Maang

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Directed by Rakesh Roshan
Produced by Rakesh Roshan
Written by Mohan Kaul
Ravi Kapoor
Starring Rekha
Kabir Bedi
Sonu Walia
Shatrughan Sinha
Kader Khan
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Editing by Sanjay Verma
Distributed by Film Craft
Release date(s) 12 August 1988
Running time 172 mins
Language Hindi

Khoon Bhari Maang is an Indian Bollywood movie released on 12 August 1988, directed and produced by Rakesh Roshan. It is a remake of the Australian mini-series Return to Eden (1983), and is about a wealthy widow who is almost killed by her lover and sets out for revenge.



Aarti Verma (Rekha) is a widow with two children. She is an unattractive woman with a large birthmark on her face. Aarti's husband died in a car accident under mysterious circumstances, though her father (Saeed Jaffrey) is one of the richest and most famous businessmen in the city.

Soon Aarti's father is murdered by his worker Hiralal (Kader Khan) and her world is completely destroyed. She does not find any sense for her life except bringing up her children. Hiralal pretends to be a friend, and takes care of her like a father. He brings his poor nephew Sanjay (Kabir Bedi) from abroad, who is also the lover of Aarti's best friend Nandini (Sonu Walia). Although Nandini loves Aarti, she is intensely in love with Sanjay, and after he requests her to help him, she finally agrees to help him rob Aarti of her wealth.

Little by little Sanjay gets close to Aarti's Children. Nandini and all the family members convince Aarti to marry Sanjay and finally she marries him. Day after the wedding ceremony, Aarti, Sanjay and Nandini go to a short trip, in which Sanjay pushes Aarti from the rowboat into water infested with crocodiles, so that she dies and he inherits her wealth. The crocodile injures Aarti and mutilates her body and face. However, Aarti's body is not found and fortunately, Sanjay cannot inherit the legacy until her body is found and her death is established beyond any doubt. As a result of this, the family is in a hysterical situation. Sanjay comes to abuse the children and all the family. While all of this is occurring, Aarti is found adrift by an old farmer, who rescues her.

A few months later, the horribly disfigured Aarti decides to return to her city and avenge herself and her family. She exchanges her expensive diamond earrings for a huge amount of money, using them to pay for extensive plastic surgery and becomes a stunningly beautiful woman, very different from her earlier self. After becoming a whole new person, Aarti changes her name to Jyoti and finds a job as a model in the same agency where her ex-friend Nandini works as well. Her goal is now to conquer Sanjay as a stranger, and kill him in the same way as he had tried to do. Aarti, now "reincarnated" as Jyoti, goes on a dangerous journey of murder and revenge, and she will not be satisfied until she regains her home, family and dignity.




The film has four songs composed by Rajesh Roshan:

Filmfare Awards 1988



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