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Starring Dharmendra
Hema Malini
Ravi Kissen
Amjad Khan
Vinod Mehra
Release dates
09 February 1996
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 70s 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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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.

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 ...

Times of India

Times of India
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:41:15 -0700

Gollywood (also Dhollywood) actress Kiran Acharya is back in her hometown Vadodara. The actress, who was in Mumbai recently to shoot for her upcoming film Aatank, is now back after finishing her shooting and dubbing. Kiran, known for her good ...

Times of India

Times of India
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:30:00 -0700

Vadodara based Kiran Acharya, whose Gujarati movie journey witnessed some hindrances last year, seems to be on a roll this year. Even though her last movie Rajwadi Bapu Ne Rang Chhe failed to make a big impression in the minds of audiences, the ...

Times of India

Times of India
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:15:00 -0700

While more information on Jeet Upendra's role in the upcoming movie Aatank is not revealed, however sources in the industry say that Jeet's character will be a shade negative in the film which talks about crime and punishment. While Jeet in his earlier ...


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..


Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:52:18 -0700

The 15-year-old rule of the RJD was likened to 'Jungle Raj', 'Aatank Raj' and 'Lathi mein tel pilanewala raj' by Nitish and his party. Yadavs were painted as villains. There does not arise any question of supporting Nitish,” asked Pawan Kumar Yadav, ...


Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:48:45 -0700

Underworld and organized crime: Aamir stars as the desi version of Michael Corleone in the 1995 remake of The Godfather, Aatank Hi Aatank. In Ghulam, his character is the younger brother of an enforcer for a crime boss. Dhobi Ghat's Prateik also has a ...

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