Vaastav (1999)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 33 mins

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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 BabbanRao's men. Raghunath knows now that he must protect his wife, parents, and family, as they too are in danger. Then Raghunath comes to know that the police have been ordered to kill him in an "encounter", and Raghunath now realizes that there is no escape from this harsh reality. Unable to save himself from police, Raghu comes back to his home and asks his mother to shot him down for a graceful end of life. His mother does the same and his wife doesn't stop her from doing this.
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Cast: Namrata Shirodkar, Sanjay Dutt

Crew: Mahesh Manjrekar (Director), Vijay Kumar Arora (Director of Photography), Jatin Pandit (Music Director), Lalit Pandit (Music Director), Rahul Ranade (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Adventure, Drama

Release Dates: 07 Oct 1999 (India)

Tagline: The Reality

Hindi Name: वास्तव

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Did you know? Sanjay Dutt considers the final scene one of the best scenes done by Dutt. The scene was shot in 2 takes. Two cameras were used, one inside the house and one outside the house. Read More
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as Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar
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as Vitthal Kaanya
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as Sub-inspector Kishore Kadam
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as Puja
as Laxmi Akka
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as Dancer
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as Babbanrao Kadam
as Vijay/Raghu's Brother
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as Suleiman Bhai
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as Shanta/Raghu's Mother
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as Namdev/Raghu's Father
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
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04:40
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05:42
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04:38
Music Director: Lalit Pandit, Jatin Pandit
Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan
Playback Singer: Kumar Sanu
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05:39
Music Director: Rahul Ranade
Lyricist: Gautam Joglekar
Playback Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
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01:38
Music Director: Jatin Pandit, Lalit Pandit
Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan
Playback Singer: Ravindra Sathe
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03:16
Music Director: Lalit Pandit, Jatin Pandit
Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan
Playback Singer: Ravindra Sathe
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01:14
Music Director: Jatin Pandit, Lalit Pandit
Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan
Playback Singer: Ravindra Sathe
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04:23
Music Director: Lalit Pandit, Jatin Pandit
Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan
Playback Singer: Atul Kale, Kumar Sanu
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04:44
Music Director: Jatin Pandit, Lalit Pandit
Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan
Playback Singer: Preetha Mazumdar
Taglines:
The Reality
Trivia:
Sanjay Dutt admitted he was hugely inspired by Al Pacino's performance in Scarface (1983) and felt he wanted to bring it alive in his own way in Bollywood.

The film is rumored to be based on early life of Chota Rajan.

'Mahesh Manjekar' dubbed for almost 5-6 people in the film.

Sanjay Dutt's much needed comeback after his bad phase post his jail return.

Sanjay Dutt considers the final scene one of the best scenes done by Dutt. The scene was shot in 2 takes. Two cameras were used, one inside the house and one outside the house.

Reema Lagoo is 1 year older to Sanjay Dutt in real life.
Movie Connection(s):
Spoofed in: Plan (Hindi)
Referenced in: Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story (Hindi)
Referenced in: Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (Hindi)
Referenced in: Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (Hindi)
Followed by: Hathyar - Face to Face with Reality (Hindi)