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Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

 -  Action | Drama  -  7 October 1999 (India)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 admitted he was hugely inspired by Al Pacino's performance in Scarface (1983) and felt he wanted to bring it alive in his own way in Bollywood. See more »

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the best Sanjay movie ever
6 February 2011 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

I am not exactly one of the millions of ardent Bollywood movie watchers, in fact i could quite possibly be categorized as an ardent hater of most Bolywood produced movies. Yet i found myself intrigued by this film in which Sanjay Dutt plays a most intriguing role. Sanjay Dutt is the anti-hero of this movie which rollicks through his early years and shows him to grow up a confused and very bitter human being. True to Bollywood style, it has it's fair share of "romance scenes" and the never ending songs, but the fairly original and interesting script, and some fairly decent acting by Dutt makes up for the rest of the movie's failings. I suggest you watch it at least once and judge it for yourself.


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