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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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Employed as a camera-man at a popular television station QTV; Shivaji Rao Gaekwad work his way up and is eventually promoted as a reporter. One of his job involve interviewing the Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. During the course of the interview he brings to light the true facts of Chauhan to the general public. Agrivated at this Chauhan decides that he will challenge him to become the Chief Minister for a day which he accepts. During his tenure Shivaji attempts to make the wrong right by punishing dishonest people while at the same time ensure that the masses get what they aspire for. But when his life return to normal he will find that nothing is the same anymore as he and his loved ones are made targets by Chauhan's goons this pushes Shivaji to enter politics and eventually elect as the Chief Minister - a Chief Minister who wants to continue the remaining of his day's work. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Aamir Khan was offered the role of Shivaji Rao but turned it down. 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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Chalo Chale Purva
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Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Udit Narayan
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A mismash but some good moments and a good msg
24 December 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

What you call a film like NAYAK?

It has a message, it has a good topic but it's handling is a mishmash

It sometimes is like a social drama and sometimes veers into a surreal mode

It's like a south film, not surprising directed by Shankar a south Indian director

The film starts rather painfully with a bad joke by Johny and Razzak Khan and they are many of such incidents

The turn of events like the riot is ruined by melodramatic and exxegarrated picturisation

The interview too is too contrived to take seriously, also Anil made an interviewer from a cameraman is also silly

But the things Anil does to change the state of affairs is well handled though it's too contrived to believe that it can be done in 1 day Also the film has too many stupid scenes like Anil getting into disguises and fighting with a goon over a truck Paresh's outburst forcing Anil to join politics again is well handled and also the finale

Direction by Shankar is good in parts Music is okay

Anil Kapoor looks his best here and he dons the role perfectly his formal clothes, his natural acting and his common man type look suits the role Rani annoys as his girlfriend doing all the nonsense she mostly does in most films Amongst rest Pooja Bhatra is okay, Johny Lever hams it up as usual and irritates Amrish Puri is good in his part though a bit too much Saurabh Shukla is funny Paresh is a highlight, he is a natural hope to watch him in such roles now. His outburst is perfect Amongst rest Shivaji Satham is okay Vikram Gokhale has done dubbing for Anil's father while Neena Kulkarni is as usual


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