Dastak (1996 film)

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Directed by Mahesh Bhatt
Produced by Mukesh Bhatt
Written by Vikram Bhatt,
Sachin Bhowmick (script doctoring)
Starring Sushmita Sen
Mukul Dev
Sharad Kapoor
Bhavna Datta
Manoj Bajpayee
Vishwajeet Pradhan
Tiku Talsania
Music by Rajesh Roshan
Cinematography Bhooshan Patel
Edited by Waman Bhonsle
Vishesh films
Release date
  • 29 November 1996 (1996-11-29)
Running time
135 min.
Language Hindi
Budget Rs 3 Crores

Dastak (English: Knock) is a 1996 Hindi language Indian feature film directed by Mahesh Bhatt, starring Sushmita Sen in her debut film supported by Mukul Dev with Sharad Kapoor as the psychopath.

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Dastak is the story of a mentally unstable genius (Sharad Kapoor) and his obsession for the Miss Universe (Sushmita Sen). Sharad is so obsessed with Sushmita that he starts killing her near and dear ones in order to get to her. Eventually he kidnaps Sushmita and takes her to a distant isolated island in Seychelles. There, he makes her life miserable. Sushmita tries every trick to get out of this hell. But ultimately, everything falls apart. Sushmita tries to reform Sharad by telling him that he should face his problems rather than inflicting the same physical and mental pain (that he went through in his childhood) on other people. But Sharad refuses to listen and amend his ways. In the climax, he tries to kill Sushmita because she does not love him. At the end, Sushmita kills Sharad in self-defense. She writes and dedicates it to people like Sharad.



The album was composed by Rajesh Roshan and Lyrics by Javed Akhtar. All the songs were very popular and singers Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet & Alka Yagnik rendered their voice in the album.

1 "Tumhe Kayse Main bataoon" Abhijeet
2 "Jaadu Bhari" Udit Narayan
3 "Pal Beet Gaya" Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik
4 "Sheeshay Se" Kumar Sanu


The film could not gain impressive first week collections, even though its common review was "engrossing in second half." The film flopped.


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