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Aatank (1996) Online

Aatank (1996) Online
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Genre :
Movie / Action / Thriller
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Directror :
Prem Lalwani,Desh Mukherjee
Cast :
Nafisa Ali,Dharmendra,Girish Karnad
Writer :
Sachin Bhowmick,Sachin Bhowmick
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Time :
1h 53min
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Aatank (1996) Online

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 passing away of his mom. 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 undestructible man-eating shark.
Credited cast:
Nafisa Ali Nafisa Ali - Suzy D'Silva
Dharmendra Dharmendra - Jesu
Girish Karnad Girish Karnad - Inspector Khan
Amjad Khan Amjad Khan - Alphonso
Kader Khan Kader Khan - D'Costa
Padma Khanna Padma Khanna - Rosie K. Crasto
Ravi Kishan Ravi Kishan - Mahesh Kumar
Hema Malini Hema Malini - Jesu's girlfriend
Vinod Mehra Vinod Mehra - Peter
Ranjeet Ranjeet - Ranjeet
Disco Shanti Disco Shanti
Shamsher Singh Shamsher Singh

This movie started life in the 80s but due to production issues it wasn't released until 1996 when actors like Kestho Mukherjee, Vinod Mehra and Amjad Khan had passed away.

Because the film was incomplete, the director used body double's to complete the film for actors like Amjad Khan, Vinod Mehra and Keshto. He rewrote the story to add new character's such as Ranjeet and Ravi Kissen. He used new scenes and new character's and inter winded them into the original story.

Amjad Khan , Keshto and Master Ravi's voice' s are all dubbed by a dubbing artiste.

In 1970's when the famous english film Jaws was released, the Mukherjee's started this film, but was stuck and then shelved, after many years, when Dharmendra was top actor it was revived and completed.

Girish Karnad and Vinod Mehra's voice is dubbed in the film by a dubbing artiste.

Bemisaal Productions bought the unfinished movie at a auction. This was in 1990 Dharmendra saw the film at a special screening and promised to help complete the film.

Voice of Kader Khan was dubbed.

User reviews



I never thought I'd say that, but Aatank is one of the worst Indian copies of a Hollywood film. This one rips off the classic horror film Jaws, and it fails so bad that at points it's really sad to know that such awful filmmaking exists in Indian cinema. The movie is very outdated - in fact, I think it was a delayed movie for many years. The writing is bad, the special effects and the visuals are horrendous, the casting of Dharmendra, Hema Malini and other middle-aged actors in the roles of the young protagonists is awful, more because everyone was made to overact. As expected, the movie tries to work more on sentimentality rather than suspense and terror. A pathetic effort really. Can't bother to write more, just avoid it at any cost.