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Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up as a Nastik (athiest) because his father got murdered by Tiger and his mother and sister got torched in their house and blamed God for doing nothing. ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shankar (Sheru) / Bhola
Deven Verma ...
Amjad Khan ...
Madan Puri ...
Police Inspector Ganga Ram
Bharat Bhushan ...
Pujari (Shankar's Father)
Kamal Kapoor ...
Mr. Ghanshyam
Viju Khote ...
Master Bhagwan ...
Illegal Alcohol Seller
Shankar's Mother
Rita Bhaduri ...
Jayshree T. ...
Laxmi (Gayaprasad's wife)
Shammi ...
Lalita Pawar ...
Aunt (Mausi)


Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up as a Nastik (athiest) because his father got murdered by Tiger and his mother and sister got torched in their house and blamed God for doing nothing. After his father, mother and sister got killed, he decided to bring justice himself and the child Shankar went to the palace of Tiger but instead of killing, he blind him. When he grows up, he went to have a career of stealng other people's property. He join forces with Balbir (Pran) and Gauri (Hema Malini). At one time, he was shot by Tiger (Amjad Khan) for stealing his goods and then in an attempt to hide, he found his mother, who he thought was dead in that fire. In a rude awakening, he decided to stop stealing other people's property and find his long lost family. Incidedntally, Balbir saved Shankar's sister who was chased by Tiger's men as she went outside to bring medicine for her mother. When Shankar went to bring medicine for the mother, he finally told her that he was the long lost son and the... Written by pop-16

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18 February 1983 (India)  »

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Shankar: I steal, I don't ask. Asking is what beggars do.
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7 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Nastik is good film to watch but it's a repetition of most of Amitabh's performances where he is always the angry man whose family gets murdered in his early childhood, and later seek revenge once he finds the killer and sometimes reunites with his loved ones when we assume they're still dead! Nevertheless, I enjoy Amitabh's wonderful acting because his appeal is simply unique whether it's drama, action or comedy. As for Nastik, it talks about Shankar's journey as an atheist when he renounces his faith in the gods after the horrible deaths of his family by the evil slumlord Tiger. Blirin and Gori were the perfect companions for Shankar as they earn their living through stealing from the rich until they encounter Tiger and discover his heinous crimes against innocents so they fight him.

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