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Aatank poster.jpg
Starring Dharmendra
Hema Malini
Ravi Kissen
Amjad Khan
Vinod Mehra
Release dates
09 February 1996
Running time
113 mins.
Country India
Language Hindi

Aatank is a 1996 Bollywood film starring Dharmendra, Vinod Mehra, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Ravi Kissen and Nafisa Ali. It is inspired by the Hollywood film Jaws as it has a sub-plot with a killer shark. The film began production in the mid 80s and was delayed for several years and released in 1996. By the time of its release, two of its cast members Vinod Mehra and Amjad Khan had died.


Jesu and Peter are childhood friends who live in a coastal village in India and depend on fishing as their livelihood. The community is oppressed by a powerful gangster named Alphonso. Jesu is an orphan, while Peter is brought up by his aunt and uncle, after the death of his mother. The community is all thrilled when Phillips finds black pearls off the coast. But then so does Alphonso, who asks his divers to get all the pearls, thus disturbing the ocean. Peter meets with Suzy D'Silva and they fall in love with each other, and get married. While enjoying a quiet swim on the sea-shore, Suzy disappears. A search is carried out, and a number of human body parts are recovered. With shock and horror, this community finds that their livelihood is being threatened by a gigantic, virtually indestructible man-eating shark.

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Bollywood Life

Bollywood Life
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 -0700

The makers of Aatank Hi Aatank literally raped a masterpiece they called The Godfather and made it a terrible B-Grade flick, that somehow managed to ensnare the services of Aamir Khan and Rajinikanth! Though this is not the only time The Godfather has ...

India West

India West
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:38:28 -0700

They had last worked together in “Jaan Hatheli Pe” (1987), though their long-delayed “Aatank” had hit the screen in 1996. Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh was the lovable pair of “Khel Khel Mein,” “Rafoo Chakkar,” “Kabhi Kabhie,” “Amar Akbar Anthony,” “Doosara ...

The Wiire (blog)

The Wiire (blog)
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 03:18:45 -0700

Sonakshi Sinha, Ab hume aatank se darr nahi lagta janab! Khamosh! Shahid Kapoor, Jawano ko is Nau jawan ka salaam! Sushmita Sen, Samay and soldiers are to be respected always! Sonu Sood, It's not easy to be an antagonist when we have such great ...

Newstrack India

Newstrack India
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:07:30 -0700

The Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari releases a book entitled "Aatank Ke Saaye Men", authored by Smt. Garima Sanjay, in New Delhi on March 31, 2015. The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled "Aatank Ke Saaye ...


Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:51:47 -0700

If 'Aatank Hi Aatank' would have released today it would have boosted the biggest casting coup of the century- Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan. But around 20 years ago.. this pathetic remake of Godfather by Dilip Shankar was a disaster right from the world go..
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:16:05 -0700

2-Headed Shark Attack. 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012) Directed by Christopher Olen Ray Next. á Aatank (1996) Directed by Iqbal Durrani. á Aatank. á Aatank (1996) Directed by Iqbal Durrani Next. Great White Death (1981) Directed by Jean-Patrick Lebel.
Daily News & Analysis
Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:55:07 -0700

“A news channel is frequently referring to Azamgarh as 'aatank-garh' (haven for terrorists). This is ridiculous. For God's sake, please stop this madness,” frets a visibly upset Zahid, elder brother of Sajid, one of the two boys gunned down in Jamia Nagar.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:49:56 -0700

... Minister Nitish Kumar, such as “Lalu Prasad's political career is the manifesto of Bihar's destruction”, or, “While I am trying to provide power to villages, the elder brother (Prasad) is distributing lanterns” and “Lalu has destroyed the state ...

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