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Bollywood Jaws Can Kick Hollywood Jaws' Ass

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What images are evoked by the words "Bollywood Jaws?" Probably cheerful singing interrupted by gloriously cheesy shark attacks. Well, that's what you get with Aatank, which is essentially Bollywood Jaws. Enjoy some clips from the film (none are in English but I think you can get the gist.) 

 

Kind of puts Spielberg's problems with his Jaws in perspective, huh? At least in his version, you couldn't actually tell that the shark was made of papier-mache.

The plot, according to IMDB: Jesu and Peter are childhood friends who live in a coastal village in India and depend on fishing as their livelihood. The community is oppressed by a powerful gangster named Alphonso. Jesu is an orphan, while Peter is brought up by his aunt and uncle, after the passing away of his mom. The community is all thrilled when Phillips finds black pearls off the coast. But then so does Alphonso, who asks his divers to get all the pearls, thus disturbing the ocean. Peter meets with Suzy D'Silva and they fall in love with each other, and get married. While enjoying a quiet swim on the sea-shore, Suzy disappears. A search is carried out, and a number of human body parts are recovered. With shock and horror this community finds that their livelihood is being threatened by a gigantic, virtually undestructible man-eating shark.

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