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Satya (1998)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 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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Satya (as Chakravarty)
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Vidya
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Commissoner. Amod Shukla
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Bhiku Mhatre (as Manoj Bajpai)
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Kallu Mama
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Bhau Thakurdas Jhawle (as Govind Namdev)
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Advocate Chandrakant Mule (as Makarand Deshpande)
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Pyaari Mhatre (as Shefali Chhaya)
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Guru (as Raju Mawani)
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Inspector Khandilkar
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Music Dir. Romu Saagar
Rajesh Joshi ...
Bappu (as Late Rajesh Joshi)
Saabir ...
Yeda
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Chander Krishnakant (as Snehal)
Jeeva ...
Jagga
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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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British director Danny Boyle watched Satya and Company (2002) to understand the true color of Mumbai before he started filming his acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire. He acknowledged this in a TV interview. See more »

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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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Followed by Satya 2 (2013) See more »

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In my books Satya along with Sholay jointly hold the position for the best Hindi movie ever made.
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Ramgopal Varma's hard hitting film on the Bombay Underworld. This movie is a classic from scene one to the climax. When you see this movie you will see history in the making. A hard hitting story of a person from nowhere , Satya. How he joins the underworld gang led by bhiku mhatre. This movie gives one message hard 'CRIME NEVER PAYS'.The scene where chander(snehal dabi) tells a joke, the scene where bhiku mhatre satya vidya and pyaari go for a dinner, the scene where yedda scares the music director romu sagar, the theatre scene, the climax, all these scenes will go down in the history of Indian cinema as classic scenes. Urmila Matondkar as Satya's Girlfriend and Shefali Chaaya as bhiku mhatre's wife are excellent. J.D.Chakravarthi is brilliant as Satya. Manoj Bajpai gives an excellent and award winning performance as bhiku mhatre.He has managed to make the character of bhiku mhatre an immortal one like late amjad khan did for gabbar singh. Govind Namdeo is brilliant as Bhau. Co-script writer saurabh shukla is superb as kallu mama.It is so nice to see that first time writers saurabh shukla & anurag kashyap wrote such a brilliant script. A special mention must be made of the best cameo since rajesh khanna's cameo in andaz, by paresh raawal as commissioner of police.Satya was supposed to be made as a songless film but co-producer Bharat Shah felt that no distributor will buy the film and it will be too tense. Music director Vishal Bharadwaj and lyricist Gulzar were roped in to provide the music for this film and they did a brilliant work. The song 'Sapne Main milti hai' and 'kallu mamma' are too good. This is one of the very few brilliant movies of the 90's.


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