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House No.13 (1991)

  • GenreHorror
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time112 mins
  • Gauge35 mm
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This is an imaginary story made by our gifted technicians (Remake of the Tamil version "Pathimonam Number Veedu).
The story centers around a haunted house where a painter (who does not believe in spirit) and his assistant come for an assignment. They get killed on a fatal night. After a time lapse a family (i.e. grandfather, mother and her two sons Sudheer and Vikaram, first daughter-in-law Shanti and the child Arthi) comes to occupy the same house.

The eldest son Sudheer is a doctor working in the estate hospital, Vikram the second son is the newly appointed manager of the tea estate. He falls in love with a estate girl, Neelima, who has been brought up by Ramlal.

In the meanwhile the family encounters horrifying experiences. First the grand-father is killed Sudheer is attacked and killed.
After the loss of the eldest son, mother decides to get Vikram married to Neelima to bring joy in the family. Now all are happy, Neelima becomes pregnant. Due to the delay in delivery Vikram and mother take Neelima to a doctor. The mother senses something in the house, bad for all these happenings in the house decides to consult a Pujari a man with divine powers. In his advice, they admit Neelima in the hospital on the same night.

Meanwhile Shanti and Aarthi are alone in the house, while Neelima delivers a boy in the hospital. Aarthi is taken away by an invisible power.

Finally mother decides to conduct a pooja in the house to drive away the evil spirit and get back the child. The spirit (Jyoti) appears during the pooja and narrates a sad story of her husband's misdoings.

Ultimately by the divine powers of the Pujari and by the grace of God they get back the child and we show the end of the evil spirit.

(From the official press booklet)

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