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Release Date 8 November, 1996
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Budget ₹7 crores
Box Office India ₹16 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹27 crores
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Kashi is a simple man who arrives in the community with his family. On entering the community, he witnesses the cruel and torturous regime of a gangster, Katiya. He decides to confront him to end his cruelty on the locals. What he fails to take into consideration is the effect of this opposition on his family and relatives. Will Kashi be able to keep his family safe in the city?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.80 crores
Saturday₹0.66 crores
Sunday₹0.80 crores
First Weekend₹2.27 crores
Monday₹0.60 crores
Tuesday₹0.45 crores
First Week₹4.28 crores
Second Week₹2.86 crores
Third Week₹1.85 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹16 crores
Worldwide Gross₹27 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹177.6 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹299.7 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Ghatak is one of the successful films of Sunny Deol's film career. It took a great start and also remained strong over the first weekend. The film dropped very less on the weekdays and performed consistently over the first week.

Due to the positive word of mouth from the audience, it received a positive response in the coming weeks. Ghatak managed to hold well in the theatres and performed on a solid note in its lifetime.

It collected around Rs. 16 crores in the domestic market. Ghatak remained strong in the overseas and grossed around Rs. 27 crores in the world. Because of its superb performance, the film was declared a super hit at the box office.

Full Cast & Characters

Sunny DeolKashi Nath
Meenakshi SeshadriGauri
Danny DenzongpaKatiya
Amrish PuriShambu Nath
Gaurav PurohitMunna Bahadur
Sheila SharmaMrs. Sheela Shiv Nath
K.K. RainaShiv Nath
Viju KhoteShop Owner
Aanjjan SrivastavShop Owner
Mukesh RishiJeena Katya's brother
Deep DhillonAntya, Katya's brother
Tinu VermaBikhu, Katya's brother
Tinnu AnandPolice officer
Harish PatelKatya's brother in law
Amitabh BachchanFriendly Appearance
Om PuriSpecial Appearance as Sachdev
Ila ArjunMalti
Mamta KulkarniItem Number

Fun Facts & Triva

  • This was the last Hindi film of the actress, Meenakshi Sheshadri.
  • The script of the film was written for the actor, Kamal Hassan. But the success of the movie, Ghayal ensured Sunny Deol's entry to the film.
  • Raveena Tandon was the first choice for the female lead. She even shot for 10 days and later decided to leave the film.
  • Amrish Puri received an award for his work in the movie.
  • Meenakshi Sheshadri and Rajkumar Santoshi had issues with each other. He even chose the model Sonia Chaddha for her role but she didn't fit in the film.
  • Mamta Kulkarni choreographed the song "Koi Aye to LeJaaye.."
  • The tune in the song "Badan Mein Chandni" was inspired from the song "Pee Pee Pyare" in the movie Meetha Zeher.