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First Explored In 1954, Bollywood Has Made 12 Films On This Theme So Far

The most popular film on this theme was released in 1986 and starred Sridevi.

The last movie on this theme starred Mallika Sherawat and Irfan Khan. It was titled Hisss, directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch.

Bollywood saw the emergence of Naagin theme films after the release of the movie Nagin in 1954. It was directed by Nandlal Jaswantlal and written by Rajendra Krishan, Hameed Butt and Bijon Bhattacharya. It starred actress Vyjayanthimala and Pradeep Kumar in lead roles and the music of the movie was composed by Hemant Kumar. This one-of-a-kind movie became the highest-grossing film of that year. It started the trend of the Naagin theme-based movies in Bollywood which saw the release of 12 movies of the same genre till 2010.

After 22 years of the Nagin, Bollywood again witnessed the release of the movie with the same name and this time it was directed by Rajkumar Kohli. It starred actress Reena Roy in the lead role alongside veteran actors such as Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Rekha, Mumtaz, Kabir Bedi, Jeetendra Kapoor and others. The music of this movie was composed by the musician duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It was the highest-grossing film of 1976 and became the breakthrough movie for Reena Roy.

10 years later, the iconic role of actress Sridevi as a Naagin was seen in the movie Nagina in 1986. It was directed by Harmesh Malhotra and was written by Dr Achala Nagar. The movie had a lead cast of actors Rishi Kapoor, Amrish Puri and Sridevi. The song of the movie, Mai Teri Dushman, Dushman Tu Mera, became a sensation after the release of the movie. It was sung by veteran and late singer Lata Mangeshkar while the music was composed by the duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The movie was a blockbuster hit at the box office. It became the second-highest-grossing movie of the year.

The sequel of the movie was released in 1989 with the title Nigahen: Nagina Part II. It starred actress Sridevi and Sunny Deol in the lead role. It was directed by Harmesh Malhotra but it couldn’t perform well at the box office. After this several movies were made on the theme of Nag-Nagin but were unsuccessful at the box office.

The last movie which was made on the theme of Naagin starred actress Mallika Sherawat and Irfan Khan in the lead roles. The film was titled Hisss. It was released in 2010 and was directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch.

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