Nastik (1983)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 40 mins

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Shankar becomes a rebellious and resentful atheist after his father, a pious priest is murdered and his family is destroyed, by the evil Tiger. He flees to the city and becomes a bandit, joining hands with Balbir (Pran) and Gauri (Hema Malini) to loot people. In a fortuitous twist, he discovers that his mother and sister, whom he had thought to be dead are alive. But his joy is short-lived as he is given a rude awakening to the fact that his worst enemy, Tiger is also alive and well. Will Shankar go after Tiger once more? Will his thirst for revenge be quenched this time? Can the cynical atheist ever believe in God again?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini

Crew: Pramod Chakravorty (Director), VK Murthy (Director of Photography), Anandji Virji Shah (Music Director), Kalyanji Virji Shah (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action

Release Dates: 18 Feb 1983 (India)

Hindi Name: नास्तिक

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as Shankar (Sheru) / Bhola
as Gauri
as Tiger
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as Gayaprasad
as Mr. Ghanshyam
as Aunt (Mausi)
as Police Inspector Ganga Ram
as Young Tiger
as Young Shankar
as Young Shankar
as Shanti
as Munimji



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'Nalini Jaywant' a renowned actress who played pivotal roles in movies like Kala Pani (1958), made a comeback into films with her role in this movie as Shankar's mother.

Reena Roy and Kim Yashpal were signed for the film, but were replaced by Hema Malini and Sarika.

The film was delayed for several years due to production problems.

Amitabh Bachchan was frustrated with the production delays. When interviewed on set and asked when the film would be completed, Amitabh pointed at his son Abhishek (who was visiting him) and said that he could finish the film for him.