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Satya (1998)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 July 1998 (India)
An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.

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Ram Gopal Varma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
J.D. Chakravarthi ... Satya (as Chakravarty)
Urmila Matondkar ... Vidya
Paresh Rawal ... Commissoner. Amod Shukla
Manoj Bajpayee ... Bhiku Mhatre (as Manoj Bajpai)
Saurabh Shukla ... Kallu Mama
Govind Namdeo ... Bhau Thakurdas Jhawle (as Govind Namdev)
Makrand Deshpande ... Advocate Chandrakant Mule (as Makarand Deshpande)
Shefali Shah ... Pyaari Mhatre (as Shefali Chhaya)
Raju Mavani Raju Mavani ... Guru (as Raju Mawani)
Aditya Srivastava ... Inspector Khandilkar
Neeraj Vora ... Music Dir. Romu Saagar
Rajesh Joshi Rajesh Joshi ... Bappu (as Late Rajesh Joshi)
Saabir Saabir ... Yeda
Snehal Dabi ... Chander Krishnakant (as Snehal)
Jeeva Jeeva ... Jagga
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Storyline

A young man named Satya (J.D Chakravarthy) comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do, the once-honest young man meets an underworld boss, Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpai) in jail and joins his gang. He lives in a poor neighborhood, where he meets, Vidya (Urmila Matondkar), who lives next door. She is not aware of his underworld connections. Satya slowly rises up the ranks of his gang, and becomes the most influential person. Satya is torn between his girlfriend and his gangster life. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The other side of truth


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu | Marathi

Release Date:

3 July 1998 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Truth See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color
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JD Chakravarthy lives next door to Urmila,but she doesn't know he is a gangster.This plot was inspired from one experience's of Ram Gopal Verma's friend who had a neighbor in his building and both would often greet each other.But one day his friends wife told him that their next door neighbor has been arrested as he was absconding for a murder. See more »

Goofs

Just after the interval there are newspaper clippings shown, one of which says "Guru Narayan Gunned Down, Gang Rivalary Suspected". The spelling of the word 'rivalry' is misspelled here. See more »

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Bhiku Mhatre: Who is the king of Mumbai? Bhiku Mhatre...
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One of the most intelligent movies ever made about gangsters
13 May 2002 | by simon_boothSee all my reviews

SATYA stands out from the normal Bollywood romance fair, being a rather dark and gritty look at the crime underworld of Mumbai. The movie follows the fortunes of a guy called Satya (lit: "Truth") in the underworld, and the subtle script explores the theme with a lot of depth.

Satya himself is a wonderful character, one of my favourite screen characters ever in fact. Part of this is due to his fantastic beard, but the depth and humanity his character and the performance of J.D.Chakravarti have contribute a lot too.

The script and direction of SATYA show a sharpness that cuts to the core of its subject matter in a way that the song and dance routines of the blockbuster movies from any country do. The 3 hour running time allows it to develop and nurture its themes very thoroughly. The result is one of the most palpably intelligent movies ever made about gangsters.

This is no romanticised "cool of the killer" type movie, it's a pretty honest and thought provoking look at a lifestyle that hopefully nobody reading this has direct involvement with.

Strong recommendation to see!


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