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Dastak (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 29 November 1996 (India)
Dastak is a story of a mentally unstable genius (Sharad Kapoor) and his obsession for the Miss Universe (Sushmita Sen). His unparalleled obsession makes him so possessive about her that he ... See full summary »

Director:

Mahesh Bhatt

Writer:

Vikram Bhatt
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sushmita Sen ... Sushmita Sen
Mukul Dev ... ACP Rohit Malhotra
Sharad S. Kapoor ... Sharad Sule (as Sharad Kapoor)
Bhavna Datta Bhavna Datta ... Neena (Sushmita's friend)
Vishwajeet Pradhan ... Inspector Bhupinder Singh (Bhupi)
Tiku Talsania ... Professor Philip Fernandes
Manoj Bajpayee ... Seychelles Inspector Avinash Bannerjee (as Manoj Bajpai)
Sunil Dhawan ... (as Sunil Dhavan)
Daya Shankar Pandey ... (as Dayashankar Pandey)
Akhil Akhil
Anupam Shyam
Randhawa Randhawa ... (as Randhava)
Abbas Ali Moghul Abbas Ali Moghul ... (as Abbas)
Haniif Sheikh Haniif Sheikh ... (as Hanif)
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Dastak is a story of a mentally unstable genius (Sharad Kapoor) and his obsession for the Miss Universe (Sushmita Sen). His unparalleled obsession makes him so possessive about her that he begins to kill people around her so that he can come close to her. Sharad Kapoor succeeds in kidnapping her and keeping her in confinement but ultimately she succeeds in getting herself free from his obsessive clutches. Mukul Dev plays the role of a police officer who tries to rescue Sushmita Sen from Sharad Kapoor. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

29 November 1996 (India) See more »

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NH Studioz See more »
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The song 'Tumhe kaise main bataoon' was sampled from from Petula Clark song Windmills of your mind. Several other versions were also sung by many people. See more »

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Features Miss Universe Pageant (1994) See more »

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* Interesting but not successful in execution... *
27 March 2005 | by shashikrishnaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie quite a while ago. Perhaps an year after it was originally released. This movie was probably Sushmita Sen's debut movie after becoming Miss Universe. The sad part of this movie is that despite a convincing portrayal of a psychotic obsessed with the beauty queen by a very under rated Sharad Kapoor, one could not help compare him with the monster-like Shah Rukh in Darr(one of his best till date). This comparison does not seem fare considering Shah Rukh was a much seasoned performer than the newbie Sharad. Mukul Dev plays the cop who is responsible to protect Sen from Sharad. In a quick mix of Darr and Body Guard, Dastak lost it's original shine somewhere. What should please the viewer are the beautifully composed sound tracks. One of the best tracks is "Tumhe Kaise Mein Bataaoon" (How shall I tell you?) sung soulfully by Abhijeet. Portrays the battle of the love lost 'anti-hero' wonderfully. It remains one of my favorites till date.

I would give it a 5 out of 10 despite it's flaws for being one of Sharad's better performances in a time when the 'Anti Hero' tag belonged only to Shah Rukh.


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