There are things that make you go out of your mind. And then, there are things that cause your brain to stage an indignant exit. Jaani Dushman is an expression of suicidal tendencies of a huge number of filmwallahs. It appears as if all of them are fed up of stardom and desperately want people to hate them.
Manisha Koirala plays an icchadhari nagin who gets a cave to collapse, thanks to her incremental excesses in the lateral direction over an infinitely long period of time. Unfortunately, the cave housed a sage, who obviously curses her to die. Like in all those childhood mythology tales, there are some senti outbursts from poor accursed Manisha and the slightly mollified sage tells her that she will get a new body after twenty hundred years - the standard unit in mythological tales.
Manisha takes her new avtaar in the twenty first century. Her ill luck however doesn't stop dogging her, and she is victimized here as well. Strangely, she becomes an atmaa now, and vows to lynch all the guys involved. And hence, all of Bollywood's
insurmountable - Sunil dada, Akki and all the other heroes with as much substance as in potato chips and who make as much fuss - are made to rub their noses to the ground, literally. So much for that.
The technical content of Jaani Dushman is something you can never turn your back to, because it's that bad. Our cute little Sonu cootchicoo Nigam debuts in this movie, and all we can do is express our deepest condolences. He was the only guy to survive the nasty shears of all the Nags and Nagins, but despite that he has absolutely no survival possibilities after this movie. So catch him now!
Whatever happens, this is one movie you just can't miss. For, the sense of achievement that lingers on after successfully sitting through one entire screening of the flick is something that is otherwise unatttainable, and makes it the most memorable event of your lifetime.