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Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

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 Neha Bam ... Mrs. Balraj Chauhan
Ravindra Berde ... Balraj Chauhan's party supporter
Kanal Kannan Kanal Kannan ... Auto driver
Khyati Keshwani ... Girls who calls Shivaji to complain about molestation in college campus
Razak Khan
Raja Krishnamoorthy Raja Krishnamoorthy ... Shivaji's Father
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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

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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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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Production Co:

Sri Surya Films See more »
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Trivia

Ram Gopal Varma was making a film titled Nayak with Sanjay Dutt . The film got shelved. This was in 1994. 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

Remake of Mudhalvan (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Chidiya Tu Hoti To
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Abhijeet and Sanjeevni Bhelende
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Nayak Review: This one is a Mahanayak!
13 July 2015 | by Prashast_SinghSee all my reviews

Movie: Nayak Rating: 4.5/5

Very rarely it happens that you come across a film which is brave in terms of content. If you haven't seen one yet, Shankar's Nayak is one of them. Although I haven't seen the original film Mudhalvan yet, I can still say that Director Shankar's film has managed to hit the right notes, and that too at the right time.

Right from the beginning, you realize that a heavily intense drama would follow you till the end. It's true. The best thing is that the producers have left no stone unturned to make this film look at par with mega budget movies. The action scenes are perhaps the best ones ever seen in an Anil Kapoor film. Happy to see good special effects and excellent cinematography.

Coming to the story, there's no doubt that it's the real 'Nayak' of the film. The story doesn't give you even a chance to blink, and whatever happens is true to life. Not even a single scene gives you the feel as if you are watching a wrong Movie. Anil Kapoor is in his original form. Rest others have done their respective parts well.

However, the only thing that one may not like at all would be the excess number of songs, and that too placed at the time when the film gets serious. But, since they are pleasant, one wouldn't mind watching the songs as well.

On the whole, if you are a true Cinema lover, who can watch the film without thinking how much better it could have been, go for Nayak. You will surely love it. This film is a blockbuster indeed!


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