A horror movie is supposed to scare you, or at least send a shiver down your
spine. Of late, though, the definition of horror movies has changed. They are
more funny than scary. But when a horror movie either puts you to sleep or gives
you a headache, you know that the makers of the movie are scraping the bottom
of the barrel. Zameen Ke Neeche is one such movie. Things get worse and
worse, and the best part of the movie is the interval.
You have a woman who gets raped and killed by a bunch of roughnecks on a full
moon night, on a lonely road. Her body is found the next day and her family
Her sister, Tina, vows to avenge her death. She finds herself a
stupid looking boyfriend to help her, but they forget all about the murder and
run around trees singing insipid duets with the worst lyrics imaginable. And
this causes the dead sister to get tired of waiting for justice, and she rises
from the grave. In an attempt to make her look horrifying, the makeup guys end
up making her look comic. She seems to have put on a lot of weight in the grave.
Then the zombie goes around killing her murderers, and anyone else who might
think of stopping her. She doesn't have much to do as almost all the murderers
are petrified at her sight, and don't make much of an effort to escape. Only
Shera (Shakti Kapoor), the last villain, gives the zombie some trouble. He tries
a lot to escape her, and even kidnaps her sister, boyfriend included.
But there is no running away from the dead, and so even Shera meets a gruesome
end. Then the two sisters have a tearful reunion (for which zombie sis doffs
her makeup, glowing in a white sari). After that the dead sister goes back to
the grave and the remaining cast members, i. e. the live ones, come together
for a 'say cheese' photograph. No one in the theater was laughing, though. There
were some sighs of relief, on the realization that the movie had at last come
to an end.