Release dateJune 17, 1994 Based onA Better Tomorrow
by Jon Woo WriterRobin Bhatt (screenplay), Robin Bhatt (story), Kamlesh Pandey (dialogue), Sujit Sen (screenplay), Sujit Sen (story) SongsDil Mere Tere CastSanjay Dutt (Baba), Aditya Pancholi (Nawab), Karisma Kapoor (Pooja (as Karishma Kapoor)), Raveena Tandon (Nisha), Gulshan Grover (Kaniya), Shakti Kapoor (Sunny)
TaglineFeel The Fire
Aatish: Feel the Fire is a 1994 Hindi action movie directed by debutant Sanjay Gupta and starring Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Pancholi, Raveena Tandon, Karishma Kapoor and Atul Agnihotri in lead roles. Other cast include Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Kader Khan, Ajit, Tanuja, Ram Mohan, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Dinesh Hingoo, Tiku Talsania, Mushtaq Khan. The film is an unofficial remake of John Woo's A Better Tomorrow and upon release generally well received by critics and audiences alike it was the fourth highest grossing Hindi film of 1994 grossing ₹585 million (US$9.1 million) at the Indian box office.
The film marked Sanjay Gupta's directorial debut in Bollywood and the first of many successful collaborations with Aditya Pancholi and Sanjay Dutt.
Muhrut shot of Aatish was given by Amitabh Bachchan.
Baba and Avinash are brothers who lives in a shanty house with their widowed mother, who makes a living as a housemaid. When a stalker attempts to rape their mother, Baba knives him to death, and the three, along with an orphan named Nawab, take shelter with an underworld don named Uncle. Baba would like Avinash to study and become a better person, and in order to do this he decides to make crime his career. When Avinash completes his studies and wants to enroll himself in the police academy, Baba helps him monetarily by accepting his first contract killing. Avinash does complete his training at the police academy and soon becomes a police inspector. One of his first assignments is to be apprehend and arrest Baba and Nawab - much to his shock, as he had never associated his very own brother of having any criminal background. Avinash must now decide to proceed on with apprehending Baba and Nawab, or quit from the police force.
Sanjay Dutt ... Baba
Aditya Pancholi ... Nawab
Raveena Tandon ... Nisha
Karisma Kapoor ... Pooja (as Karishma Kapoor)
Atul Agnihotri ... Inspector Avinash 'Avi'
Shakti Kapoor ... Sunny
Gulshan Grover ... Kaniyya
Ajit ... Uncle (underworld don)
Tanuja ... Baba's Mother
Vishwajeet Pradhan ... Gulam (Kania's brother)
Kader Khan ... Kadar bhai
Ram Mohan ... Police Commissioner
Dinesh Hingoo ... Aar Paar
Tiku Talsania ... Jarnail Singh
Mushtaq Khan ... Bhiku
Ayman Sayyed ... Master Tinu
The song "Hasratein Hain" was one of the most popular songs of the film and the year 1994 while "Kash Tum Mujhse" was also a hit.