25 Years of Aatish (17/06/1994)
Aatish is a crime action film, directed by debutant Sanjay Gupta, starring Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Pancholi, Raveena Tandon, Karishma Kapoor and Atul Agnihotri in lead roles. The supporting cast includes Shakti Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Kader Khan, Ajit, Tanuja and Ram Mohan.
Aatish is a remake of Deewaar (1975), written by Salim-Javed, with Sanjay Dutt as the older criminal brother (inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s character in Deewaar), Atul Agnihotri as the younger police brother, and Tanuja as the mother. Aatish had a story “straight out of Deewar” but added a twist, with the mother supporting the criminal brother. In addition, Aatish also unofficially reworked elements of John Woo’s Hong Kong film, A Better Tomorrow (1986).