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Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar
Namrata Shirodkar ...
Sonia
Mohnish Bahl ...
Vijay (Raghu's brother)
Ekta Sohini ...
Puja (as Ektaa)
Reema Lagoo ...
Shanta (Raghu's mother) (as Rima)
Shivaji Satam ...
Namdev (Raghu's father)
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Dancer (Song 'Jawani Se')
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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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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 BabbanRao's... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Sanjay Dutt considers the final scene one of the best scenes done by Dutt. The scene was shot in 2 takes. Two cameras were used, one inside the house and one outside the house. See more »

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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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"Undisputed" king of Gangster genre in bollywood .
8 January 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Vaastav is probably the best movie ever created in Indian Cinema if not the best It should be in top 5 of every list . This movie proves that bollywood is not just about crappy "masala" movies, there is more than that in bollywood . Vaastav is the "Undisputed" king of gangster genre in bollywood .

Sure its not flawless but still the way the story moves , the direction , characterization , transition from scene to scene and most importantly Acting . Sanjay Dutt proves why he is one of the best "ACTORS" who stepped in bollywood and not many can claim that . This movie is definitely his best .

Watch this movie at least 3 times . 1st time for story, 2nd for Sanjay acting and 3rd for overall experience . Watch out for the last scene , one of the greatest scene in bollywood history . Sanjay dutt's facial expressions are enough to tell the story .

Direction could've been a little bit better because the movie gets a "bit(and that's a very small bit)" slow in some parts in the second half.

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Story 9.5/10 acting 10/10 direction 8.5/10 background score 9/10

Overall -- 9.8/ 10

verdict : if you haven't watched it, CLOSE THIS PAGE NOW and go buy a DVD, Watch it illegally on internet ;), borrow it from a friend but JUST WATCH IT .


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