Jeene Ki Arzoo is a 1981 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Rajasekhar for AVM Productions, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Rakesh Roshan, Sujit Kumar and Rajendranath. The film was a remake of the 1980 Telugu film Punnami Naagu which was directed by Rajasekhar himself.
Before Dying the village priest curses the snake charmer, Raka for killing him and making his son Ravi (Rakesh Roshan) an orphan. Poor Ravi is taken care of by the village landlord who adopts him and makes him the brother of his daughter Poonam. Years pass by and its time for Raka to pay for his sins. His only son Nagraj (Mithun Chakraborty) becomes the victim of the curse where he will be incarnated as a snake, killing anyone who makes contact with him. Things take a dramatic turn with the mysterious death of Poonam. Ravi investigates his sister’s death to find out Nagraj is the culprit. Nagraj moonlights as a venomous snake that is out to kill women. Can the dangerous Nagraj be stopped from his killing spree? Will he be freed of the curse?
Directed by: Rajasekhar
Produced by: AVM Productions
Written by: Ram-Rahim
Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Rakesh Roshan, Sujit Kumar, Rajendranath
Music by: Bappi Lahiri
Released in: 1981
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