Bhoot Bungla

Bhoot Bungla, India, 12 February 1965

Fifty years ago, Kundanlal was murdered and his wife and child vanished on a dark night, at the haunted bungalow surrounded by a jungle in the outskirts of Bombay.

In the present, three brothers are living in the bungalow, who are Kundanlal's nephews. They are Shyamlal (Nazir Hussain), Ramlal (Nana Palsikar) and Ramu. On the eve of Ramlal's daughter Rekha's (Tanuja) return from London, Ramlal is killed in a car accident which is suspected as murder. The suspicion is reinforced when Ramu is found hanging in his bedroom on the same night. Postmortem reports claim he was murdered before being hanged.

Shyamlal and Rekha move out of the bungalow to their home in the city and live there. However Rekha receives threatening phone calls about her death. She meets Mohan Kumar (Mehmood), the president of a local youth club, when he defeats her in a music competition. She soon confides to Mohan about the phone calls and Mohan begins to investigate into the calls. Rekha and Mohan soon fall in love with each other.

The climax takes place in the bungalow when the murderer is revealed to be Kundanlal's child, who vanished into the night with his mother and now is the family doctor of Shyamlal and his family. His mother, Kundanlal's wife who vanished into the night, tells the group that Kundanlal's elder brother, Shyamlal's father, was the one who murdered Kundanlal owing to which her child was avenging his father's death.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Runtime: 139 Minutes
  • Director: Mehmood Ali


Bhoot Bungla is a 1965 Bollywood comedy horrorfilm directed by Mehmood, who stars in the film alongside Tanuja and Nazir Hussain. Music for this film was composed by R.D. Burman. The film title is a common Hindi expression meaning haunted house, or literally, a ghost house.