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Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

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A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

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Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
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Manjari
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Balraj Chauhan (Chief Minister)
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Topi
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Laila
Sushmita Sen ...
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Rana Jung Bahadur ...
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Razak Khan
Nina Kulkarni ...
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Paresh Rawal ...
Bansal
Shivaji Satam ...
Manjari's dad
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Pandurang
Anupam Shyam ...
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Q TV's ace reporter, Shivajirao Gaekwad, gets a chance for being the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, albeit for a day, after being challenged by Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan himself. Shivaji accepts the challenge, and takes over the job, assisted by cunning personal assistant, Bansal. He comes across close to 46000 corrupt officials, and orders their suspension; tours the city and surrounding areas, makes sweeping changes, including the arrests of 12 ministers, including Balraj himself, much to chagrin of the people in power. After his tenure is over, he attempts to get back to his normal life, but finds out that that one day has not only changed his entire life, but has threatened the life of his near and dear ones in a State that considers "honesty" a liability. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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In the Chale Chalo Mitwa sequence all the four elements: wind; water; earth; and soil are depicted, and shot in varied places from Ladakh to Kanyakumari. The whole sequence took fifteen days to complete. See more »

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The final closing scene is supposed to show Mumbai being transformed into a modern city. While the first frame shows the Dharavi slums of Mumbai, the next morphed frame shows an existing American city. To add to this, the helicopter shown has an American registration. See more »

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Remake of Mudhalvan (1999) See more »

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Saiyyan
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Hans Raj Hans and Sunidhi Chauhan
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Bright and brash
2 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

A very silly, bright and brash comic book of a film that highlights Indias significant corruption problems but still entertains. Despite starring the old and hairy Anil Kapoor and the awful Johnny Lever in an irritating first ten minutes this film is bursting with vibrant colour, grand song sequences and energy. Rani is as stunning as ever in her occasional appearances as the love interest and sports a rare (but very welcome!) cute village girl look.

Old Anil does surprisingly well as the journalist who turns Ramboesque Chief Minister for a day. He immediately sets about sorting out India single-handed saving dying kids, cutting out corruption, kicking ass and defusing bombs. The highlight being a cheeky Matrix influenced fight scene! The lowpoint being Rani kissing his fat hairy stomach.. gross! The plot is simple, far stretched and a bit of boys superhero fantasy. It won't trouble any brain cells but the three hours whizz by.. a real old school entertainer.


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