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Starring Dharmendra
Hema Malini
Ravi Kissen
Amjad Khan
Vinod Mehra
Release dates
  • 9 February 1996 (1996-02-09)
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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Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:41:15 -0800

"If they (BJP and allies) are talking about jungle raj in our state, we can also talk about aatank raj (rule of terror) in the country, but the image of our country will suffer. They indulge in negative politics, we indulge in positive politics. They ...

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:08:28 -0800

As evil begins destroying his world, our rage at the rising levels of aatank and our own middle-class impotence grows. We sit at the edge of our seats, getting angrier and angrier, our frustration rising as we watch innocents being thrashed. And ...
Times of India
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:52:30 -0800

Tejashwi, younger son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, sought to know from the opposition leaders, especially those of BJP and LJP, whether they would use the word 'aatank raj' (reign of terror) after terror attacks in Pathankot and elsewhere in the country ...


Tue, 12 Jan 2016 04:38:50 -0800

“Humara bhi maan na hai ki communal nahi hai,par araajak (anarchist) hai, aatank (terror) hai,aur desh ki suraksha se juda hua bhi hai,” said senior leader Kailash Vijayvargiya. According to locals, a large number of rioters belonged to the criminal ...

Jagran Post

Jagran Post
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:26:15 -0800

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav yesterday hit back at the "jungle raj-2" allegation by BJP and its allies and wondered whether terrorist attacks and hoisting of Pakistani flags under the NDA-led Centre also meant "jungle raj" in the ...

Times of India

Times of India
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 01:05:57 -0700

Now onwards the show will be titled as 2613-Aatank Ke Khilaf Nayi Jung, wherein Post Shahana's death, Rashmi will begin a fresh chapter in her life. Though certain section of media speculated on Shahana's return, sources says that this season will see ...


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..
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.

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