An underworld criminal name JK is involved in terrorism as well as criminal activities, he also intervene in government affairs and is a crook in the book. When an honest police inspector Srivastav attempts to expose JK he is framed and evidences are tampered with so he is unable to prove his innocence, an as a result he commit suicide by hanging himself leaving his wife and son behind. Years later his son grows up an become a police inspector like his dad; inspector Vijay Kumar Srivastav; but is very much different from his dad by turning a blind eye to criminal activities, never serious with his job and accept huge sums of money to let off petty crooks. The talk of the town is a man in black clothing who calls himself "Shahenshah"; he operates as a Judge in the night, giving a verdict against his victims and killing them in a Executioner style. It looks like this man will get his hands on JK before the police does and might as well ruin the image of corrupt police inspector like ...
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After the flopping of Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasan, Tinnu Anand desperately needed a hit. He approached Ajitabh Bachchan to speak to Amitabh about doing a film. Tinnu narrated Shahenshah to Amitabh on the sets of Coolie in 1983. Tinnu told him the story of a corrupt cop who is a do good avenger at night. Amitabh heard the script and agreed to do it. Next Tinnu Anand approached Sridevi. Inquilaab had just released and flopped. So Sridevi's mother was hesitant. She stated that Sridevi would have no role in a film titled "Shahenshah". Next Tinnu approached Dimple Kapadia. Tinnu rejected the claim that Amitabh was hesitant to work opposite her. Dimple was eager to work in the film. Jaya Bachchan designed her clothes. Tinnu paid alot for Dimple's costumes. The dates were confirmed and the songs were all ready. A 15 day schedule was set to take place in Banglore. But 2 days before the film was about to be shot, Amitabh called Tinnu and told him he could not do the film. During a medical check up in Madras, Amitabh was diagnosed with Myasthenis Gravis. It would be impossible for him to shoot the film. Amitabh told Tinnu to sign Jeetendra. Tinnu could not believe what he was hearing. He finally cancelled the schedule and approached Jeetendra. Jeetendra declined the film saying he would never be able to do justice to a film meant for Amitabh. This is when somehow Amitabh's original Shahenshah costume ended up being used in Aag Aur Shola. The distributors wanted their money back. So Tinnu needed a replacement fast. He approached Jackie Shroff. Shroff was happy with the film but needed time to think about it. 4 months later he told Tinnu he was unable to do the film. Tinnu decided to shelved the film. He went to Dimple and asked for his signing amount back. This is when she abused him in the print. Tinnu stated he would have understood if she spoke politely to him. But she was rude. In 1985, Ajitabh told Tinnu that Amitabh could do his film, but as a guest role for 20 days. Tinnu agreed and altered the script to make room for another hero in the film. Tinnu approached Rishi Kapoor for the lead role, but he flat out said no. He did not want to work with Tinnu after 2 flops. Tinnu stated that deep down Amitabh knew the film was stuck with out him. So one day he called Tinnu to his house. Amitabh was having lunch and requested Tinnu sit down and eat with him. Tinnu first said no, but finally agreed. During lunch Amitabh told Tinnu he would do his film with the original script. It would take longer but he would still do the film. Tinnu was overjoyed. He signed Meenakshi for the lead role and shooting began on August 1985. See more
In last scenes, a skateboard was clearly visible, placed beneath J.K, when Shahenshah was dragging him back to court room. See more
Money invested in a business is like a frog stuck in a snake's mouth. It can escape but it needs time.
Featured in Ek Villain
Music by Amar Biswas
& Utpal Biswas
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Performed by Mohammed Aziz See more