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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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Credited cast:
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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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Razak Khan
Nina Kulkarni ...
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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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7 September 2001 (India)  »

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Nayak: Az igazi hös  »

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Trivia

The last film where A.R. Rahman collaborated with lyricist Anand Bakshi. See more »

Goofs

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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Shakalaka Baby
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Vasundhara Das, Pravin Mani and Shiraz Uppal
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Excellent
17 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a remake of Shankar's own south film Madhalvan in Hindi. The south Whizz kid director has made an awesome spectacle of a film with Nayak.

It is a definite must see. Rahman's music is superb, 'shaka laka baby!' to say the least. This film contains superior special effects and CGI for it's time, unlike others who have no sense of using CGI effectively and non garishly, Shankar has created beautiful sequences for the songs. The cinematography is breathtaking, a joy to the eye. The South influence is very imminent, that is what makes this film so good along with a bravura performance from Anil Kapoor and the sensuous Rani Mukerjee although underused only adds to the films beauty.


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