Veerana (1988) Review
Omar Khayyam Saharanpuri
Veerana is a 1988 horror movie by the Ramsay brothers and has almost the same star cast as in rest of the Ramsay horror movies.This film landed in trouble with censors and was delayed for almost 3 years.The movie was then revised and finally the censor board passed it with an A certificate in the year 1988.
Though most of the actors in this film are Ramsay regulars the female lead in the movie jasmine is a fresh face.she has done a good job playing a possessed girl and also luring men.
The horror elements of Veerana are quite good and are well shot.The scene where kid jasmine kills her aunt is a notch up and elevates the mood of the movie.The atmosphere ,fog ,weird camera angles does a lot good to Veerana. The possession scene also tries to be scary? jasmine looks scary when she is possessed and sexy when is seducing and playful with men.
Veerana is about a witch Nakita and an evil worshipper who abduct men from the forest and kill them to increase thier satanic powers.
This has been a problem to the nearby villagers for years before the younger brother of thakur captures Nakita and executes her.the baba takes his revenge by making the spirit of Nakita posses young Jasmine.
The climax of Veerana is a let down and everything is messed up.too much fighting scenes towards the end and the followers of the evil worshipping baba keep on coming.
The so much hyped Nakita when she finally gets in her own body does nothing exept wandering like a fool and she is killed within minutes!
Nakita did good when she possessed jasmine
Overall Veerana is a good watch if not the climax.Veerana can be easily trimmed out by 20 mins ,taking out the thakela guest house plot and all the songs except the first song!
6.0 out of 10
6.0 out of 10