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Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 7 October 1999 (India)
Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error.

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Mahesh Manjrekar

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Imtiaz Hussain (dialogue) (as Imteyaz Hussein), Mahesh Manjrekar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar
Namrata Shirodkar ... Sonia
Mohnish Bahl ... Vijay (Raghu's brother)
Ekta Sohini Ekta Sohini ... Puja (as Ektaa)
Reema Lagoo ... Shanta (Raghu's mother) (as Rima)
Shivaji Satam ... Namdev (Raghu's father)
Kashmira Shah ... Dancer (Song 'Jawani Se')
Deepak Tijori ... Sub-inspector Kishore Kadam (as Dipak Tijori)
Paresh Rawal ... Suleiman Bhai
Mohan Joshi ... Babbanrao Kadam (Home Minister)
Ashish Vidyarthi ... Vitthal Kaanya (as Ashish Vidhyarthi)
Himani Shivpuri ... Laxmi Akka (Bordello Madam)
Usha Nadkarni
Achyut Potdar
Kishore Nandlaskar
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SPOILER: Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar (Sanjay Dutt) and his best friend Dedh Footiya (Sanjay Narvekar) struggle to find work in Mumbai. They decide to run a pav bhaji stall.But fate steps in when Raghu accidentally kills a customer who turns out to be the brother of a notorious gangster, Fracture Pandya and end up in the Mumbai underworld. Vitthal Kaanya (Ashish Vidyarthi), a rival gang lord, offers Raghunath and Dedh Footiya protection and later hires them both as hitmen. Raghunath becomes a respected hit man, with Dedh Footiya as his accomplice. With Raghunath in his gang Vitthal Kaanya hits a peak in the Mumbai underworld. He is protected by a politician who uses Raghunath for his needs. While BabbanRao (Home Minister) relies on Raghunath, there are some others who despise Raghunath, and are just waiting in the sidelines to see when Raghunath makes an error. Raghunath does so, and hence becomes an embarrassment for BabbanRao. Soon Raghunath is on the run, both from the police, and ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The reality

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Action | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 October 1999 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Adishakti Films See more »
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Trivia

The supporting cast of the film consisted mostly from Marathi theatre background. See more »

Goofs

When Raghunath and his gang gun down Chota Fracture and his gang, Raghunath has dry hair in the ambulance but while shooting him he has gelled-back hair. See more »

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Referenced in Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006) See more »

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a perfect mirror...
5 December 2015 | by prabodh-gedam-1379See all my reviews

Though almost everyone is just bragging about Sanjay Dutt's acting performance, the storyline itself made him important one. all actresses & actors did their role perfectly. beyond that, why it is mirror of the Reality ? That is important part of this movie. let it, Raghu's forced start in crime world to the ending words of wisdom through his Mother about 'having a choice' are grim reality unveiled by script. the direction was influencing in such a way that, it pushes us to really look for other side common people don't want to see. though it affects all. Also the way it approached issues of sex workers, sold out police at the same time vulnerable police in front of politicians. All in all a milestone in Indian cinemas. the ending was quite disturbing but sensible & insightful where mother herself shoots the son from all distress of being tired. Truly, Hats off.


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