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Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 7 September 2001 (India)
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.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

Anurag Kashyap (dialogue), S. Shankar (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Rani Mukerji ... Manjari
Amrish Puri ... Balraj Chauhan (Chief Minister)
Johnny Lever ... Topi
Pooja Batra ... Laila
Sushmita Sen ... Special Appearance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Ahuja Mukesh Ahuja
Babu Antony ... Sniper
Rana Jung Bahadur ... Balraj Chauhan's support
Neha Bam ... Mrs. Balraj Chauhan
Ravindra Berde ... Balraj Chauhan's party supporter
Ekta Jain ... Q TV Staff
Kanal Kannan Kanal Kannan ... Auto driver
Khyaati Khandke Keswani ... Girls who calls Shivaji to complain about molestation in college campus (as Khyati Keshwani)
Razak Khan
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Fight the power

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Preis der Wahrheit See more »

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Trivia

In this movie Anil Kapoor's character's name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad which is the real name of Tamil megastar Rajnikant 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 »

Connections

Featured in Haasil (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Saiyyan
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Hans Raj Hans and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Nayak - Absolutely Magnificent!!
20 July 2007 | by hemantkhanSee all my reviews

Nayak - The Real Movie. A Great movie. A thoughtful process.

Nayak has it all. It's no family drama with some crying trash thrown in. It's a thoughtful and a gripping story with exhilarating performances. Rahman's music is excellent. His typical Western Classical beats mixed with traditional Indian music with some Marathi influence. Picturization is brilliant especially in the song, Saiyaan. South Influence is not very imminent here unlike my friend who thinks it is, and believe me influence cannot make a movie good. It's the great story that grips the audience and Shankar's brilliance. I urge Shankar to make more movies or Hindi directors to remake some of his movies so we don't have to tolerate Aditya Chopra trash anymore.


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