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The Reality (1999)

Vaastav: The Reality (original title)
Consequences force an innocent man to get involved in crime after making an error.

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Mahesh Manjrekar

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Imtiaz Hussain (dialogue) (as Imteyaz Hussein), Mahesh Manjrekar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar
Namrata Shirodkar ... Sonia
Mohnish Bahl ... Vijay (Raghu's brother)
Ekta Sohini Ekta Sohini ... Puja (as Ektaa)
Reema Lagoo ... Shanta (Raghu's mother) (as Rima)
Shivaji Satam ... Namdev (Raghu's father)
Kashmira Shah ... Dancer (Song 'Jawani Se')
Deepak Tijori ... 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 Achyut Potdar
Kishore Nandlaskar Kishore Nandlaskar
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SPOILER: 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 ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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Hindi

Release Date:

7 October 1999 (India) See more »

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Marathi actors Bharat Jahdav,Makrandh Anaspure and Yatin Kadam did small parts in the film whereas now they are big names in Marathi film industry with Bharat Jadhav given the superstar tag. 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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The Best Sanjay Dutt Film ever..
9 June 2006 | by liakot_aSee all my reviews

This is in my Top 10 Bollywood Best Movies of all time. It is no doubt the Best Sanjay Dutt movie ever. Sanjay Dutt received BEST Actor award from Filfare, Zee and International Indian Awards. I remember when this movie first came out. I was told its a new Gangster movie and is a Big Hit in India. I did not expect much since Bollywood hasn't really made any realistic Gangster Movies (apart from Parinda) in the likes of Hollywood Classics (Scarface, Goodfellas, Godfather). Vaastav is easily among the best Hindi Gangster Movie, others include (Company, Hathyar). There have been Hindi Gangster Movies before, but all copy of Hollywood movies such as Aatish (A better tomorrow), Aatank hi aatank + Sarkar (Godfather), footpath (State of Grace) etc. Vaastav has its own storyline that suits with India life, Serious and Entertainment. Sanjay dutt gives a powerhouse performance of his career. Namrata Shirodkar looks quite sexy as the prostitute and wife of Raghu. I managed to get a few people into Bollywood because of this film. If you ain't seen it, then See it.


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