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Lethal (1996)

Ghatak: Lethal (original title)
Unable to witness the injustice and brutality inflict on the residents by a tyrannical gangster, Katya, in a small Indian village in India; Kashinath alias Kashi decides to single-handily ... See full summary »

Director:

Rajkumar Santoshi

Writers:

Vijay Deveshwar (associate writer), Shyam Gupta (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunny Deol ... Kashi Nath
Meenakshi Sheshadri ... Gauri (as Meenakshi Seshadri)
Danny Denzongpa ... Katya
Amrish Puri ... Shambu Nath
Mukesh Rishi ... Cheena
Anjan Srivastav ... Dhamu Kaka (as Anjan Srivastava)
Tinnu Anand ... Police officer
K.K. Raina ... Shiv Nath
Viju Khote ... Pinto
Harish Patel ... Katya's Brother-In-Law
Suresh Bhagwat Suresh Bhagwat ... Gopal
Rohini Hattangadi ... Savitri
Ila Arun ... Mrs. Malti Sachdev
Sheela Sharma Sheela Sharma ... Mrs. Sheela Shiv Nath (as Sheela David)
Navni Parihar ... (as Navnee Parihar)
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Storyline

Unable to witness the injustice and brutality inflict on the residents by a tyrannical gangster, Katya, in a small Indian village in India; Kashinath alias Kashi decides to single-handily take a stand to fight for his and the villagers rights. What follows is a series of violence and unlawful activities which not only endanger the life of those very villagers but also that of Kashi's love ones. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

Lethal As Can Be

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 November 1996 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Lethal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Santoshi Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rajkumar Santoshi wrote the film for Kamal Hassan. But the film distributors convinced Santoshi to take Sunny Deol due to their last film Ghayal being a hit. See more »

Goofs

Sunny Deol's hair keeps changing between shots as the film was in production for 5-6 years See more »

Soundtracks

Nigahon Ne Chheda
Performed by Sadhana Sargam and Suresh Wadkar
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
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Meenakshi Ke Badan Mein Chandni Par Ghatak Toh Loud Hi Loud
3 July 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Campy as it is, with the same old story of one man fighting against an evil gang of seven brothers, with themes of injustice revenge, revenge and revenge thrown in, 'Ghatak' can be a fun watch up until a certain point when it just becomes repetitive. I just wonder why directors kept telling the same stories again and again back then. Thank goodness such tripe are long obsolete today.

Since Sunny Deol is the lead one can expect the hero to singlehandedly kill all the bad guys. Pretty much everything about 'Ghatak' is loud, except for most of the scenes that feature Meenakshi Sheshadri which are unfortunately very limited. The songs, though unnecessary, are pretty good. I had expected to see some awesome dance by Sheshadri but she has only one dance number where her face is loaded with excessive makeup (she still looks good though) and her costumes are abysmal.

Performance-wise Sunny Deol, Danny Denzongpa and Amrish Puri are...loud. This may not be a nice thing to say but every time Denzongpa and Puri cried I couldn't help but giggle. Anyway, Meenakshi Sheshadri is good with what she's given but the role is nothing of a challenge and I wish she had come back to do better films instead of signing off this one as her last Hindi film. Ila Arun plays the crazy woman (the crazy woman characters were also a common ingredient in Sunny Deol films).

Overall, 'Ghatak' is just another loud campy film of the 90s. Nothing new here. Nope.


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