Synopsis: A young man named Satya (J.D Chakravarthy) comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do, the once-honest young man meets an underworld boss, Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpai) in jail and joins his gang. He lives in a poor neighborhood, where he meets, Vidya (Urmila Matondkar), who lives next door. She is not aware of his underworld connections. Satya slowly rises up the ranks of his gang, and becomes the most influential person. Satya is torn between his girlfriend and his gangster life.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ram Gopal Varma
Production: Eros Entertainment
  10 wins & 7 nominations.
170 min

Mumbai - a city that never sleeps.

A city that dreams

even when awake.

A city where lights glitter

high on the skyline.

A city where there is

a ravine of silent darkness.

A city where a difference between

humans has created another world.

As per the police records...

...there are many big and small

gangs present in Mumbai's underworld.

Due to the daily making and breaking

of partnerships, internal squabbles...

and switching of loyalties, murder,

mayhem and shootouts are commonplace.

In such a prevailing atmosphere,

comes a man from somewhere.

This is his story.

Greetings, Sir!

Hello. How are things?

I am only cleaning.

Don't clean the buffaloes so much

that their colour ends up changing!

Come on, this is your room.

This is your corner. You've to pay

Rs.20 daily. Do you have some cash?

I need advance money.

It's a fantastic place.

The buffaloes will wake you at dawn;

you just don't need an alarm clock!

Wake up... baah!

- Goodbye!

- Will I get some work?

Will anything do?

Hey, listen! Bring me

two bottles of beer.


I'll explain to him.

Why are you getting worked up?

I'll phone you later.

- Hello, Jaggabhai!

- Hello, Mr. Shanti!

You're counting a lot of hard cash,

sitting behind the counter, huh?

Not hard cash. There's a

scarcity of even coins!

Hey, listen! Bring a glass

of whiskey for Jaggabhai.

What's happening?

Tell me about yourself.

What do I say?

Business is very slack now.

Nobody visits the bar

during the holy month.

Then why have you

kept it open? Shut it.

What are you saying!

Business is indeed slack.

Why are you talking nonsense?

I don't keep the extortion

money which you give me.

I give it to Gurubhai.

And he has asked me

to get money from you.

Tell me, what should I tell him?

That you don't have the money?

No. Why involve Gurubhai

in such petty issues?

You do understand

but you need to be explained.

I will understand but I need

some kind of signal too!

Swine! He doesn't know

how to mix a drink!

- He is new.

- Replace him!

Forgive him.

What are you looking at?

Why are you staring?!

Get going!

Go away from here!

I will not spare the swine!

Come here. I have given you

such a lovely job.

Wine and women! You have them all!

Have you got the money?

Remove it. Why are you taking

so long? Give me another bill.

Hey, is this bearded man

new here? Write his name.

Give me Rs. 100.


He asks why!

Hey, rascal, let him ask!

He is giving us dough,

so he has to ask.

Do you want the orchestra playing

here? Come on, give me the money!

Hey, beardie! Remove the money!

Why are you challenging them? Just

pay them. They are Jagga's men.

Did you understand now?

Come on, remove the money now.

Hey, you smart man,

don't act too tough!

Beardie, have you become chicken,

seeing the razor?

He slashed my face.

I'll burn the stables!

Somebody fetch water!

Why are you just looking?

Go and fetch some water.

Who the hell is it!

Who is responsible for this?

Hey, listen! ...Is your name Satya?

Come on.

You raise your hand

on Jaggabhai's man!

You raise your hand

on Jaggabhai's man! Rascal!

I am going out for 2 hours.

By the time I return, at least

finish off the shooting here!

Okay, Sir.

Sir, my name is Shaukat.

I have worked for Mahesh Bhatt.

- Come later.

- I wanted to meet you.

Come later.

My name is Ajay. These are my

photographs. Please take a look.

- Meet the assistant director.

- Should I meet him?

- It'll be good if you put in a word.

- I said go!

I will be finishing him off

at the second signal.

- At the crossroad.

- Ask him for the car number.

- Ask the car number.

- What is the car number?

It's a white Esteem

car, correct? All right.

No! I must have the film

released in March at any cost.

My leg!

- Try to remove it.

- My leg!

Don't just scream!

Run! ...Scoot!

My leg has been severed!

Where are you going,

spilling the milk?!

Go on.

Bhikubhai, there's been a problem.

Is he dead or alive?

- It was brought for me.

- For me!

Do one thing...

Will you shut up?!

Do one thing. Come and meet me

at Uncle Kallu's place.

- What's it?

- Tea.

Hey, come here!

- Has he divulged anything?

- Nothing yet, Sir.

Is this where you are hurt?

Is it paining?

Don't worry. Nothing will happen.

It's only a swelling,

nothing has been broken.

I will call for a doctor.

Who paid the contract money?

Who paid you?


- Eat this.

- I don't want to eat!

Why? Eat it!

I don't want to eat it!

Eat it, it's tasty.

Indeed! I get to eat only

bread and butter everyday!

Hadn't I given you an egg on Sunday?

- Where are you going!

- Somebody's come.

Who's it?

What are you doing!

Leave my father!

I heard that Bhau is going to go

into hiding. Is the information true?

I've heard the same.

But why are you so alarmed?

Why should I be alarmed?

There's none like Bhau.

Everything has been given by him.

I think my boys are

losing their punch.

It's not even a week

and he's already walking!

The man who was thrashed the last

time, was not on his feet for a month.

Hey, why are you just looking?

Prepare a drink!

The man has learnt to prepare

a drink properly now, huh?

Hey! Why did you challenge me?

You learn only

after getting thrashed.

Hey! Lift your head!

Scoundrel! You raise

your hand on me!

I'll kill him!

Was there any phone call

from Mishra?

No, sir.

Indict the scoundrel

for supplying girls!

Lower your head! Get going!

Hey, hero, hurry up! The work

should be done by evening.

What are you doing here?

Go and sit out.

Get going!

What did I tell you? Go out!

Hey, that's enough.

Move aside... move aside!

Do you want to be an

underworld kingpin? Or do you?

Now go.

Hit me.

Hey, super star! Hit me!

Hit me, indeed!

He understands a bit too much!

- Fight alone if you have the guts!

- You challenge Bhikubhai!

Hey, go.

Leave him.

He watches too many movies!

Shall I finish you off?!

Bloody super star!


Everybody gets a chance.

He possesses guts! He sure does!

My name is Bhiku.

I said I am Bhiku.

You see, a man tires very easily

if he gets married at a young age!

Don't come in front of my wife.

She will elope with you!

Let's go.

Hey catch!

Hammer the bloody rascal!

Hey! Look at him.

You've been charged for a rape case.

They're going to break your bones!

Beat him black and blue!

Where have you come from?

What difference does it make?

I am from Mumbai.

If you read Mumbai's

newspapers daily... will see that

all of them write...

'Bhiku Mhatre is in jail. Bhiku

Mhatre will not be granted bail.'

'Bhiku Mhatre is a very

big criminal, a gangster...

Hey, listen! Take the cigarette.

Bring some water.

Everybody is frightened!...

They are on tenterhooks!

- Do you read the newspapers?

- No.

No wonder you don't know about me.

Tell me something.

You were new here

and you fought with me.

Do you know I have a gang here?

I could have finished you off

if I wanted to. Weren't you scared?

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Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap (born 10 September 1972), is an Indian film director, writer, editor, producer and actor known for his works in Hindi cinema, He is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards. For his contributions to film, the Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2013. After writing a television serial, Kashyap got his major break as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma's crime drama Satya (1998), and made his directorial debut with Paanch, which never had a theatrical release due to censorship issues. He then went on to direct Black Friday (2007), a film based on the book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings. Its release was held up for two years by the Central Board of Film Certification because of the pending verdict of the case at that time, but was released in 2007 to widespread critical appreciation. Kashyap's followup, No Smoking (2007) met with negative reviews and performed poorly at the box-office. His next venture Dev.D (2009), a modern adaptation of Devdas was a critical and commercial success; followed by the political drama Gulaal (2009), and the thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011). His prominence increased with the two-part crime drama, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). Kashyap subsequently co-produced the critically acclaimed drama The Lunchbox, and the biographical drama Shahid (both 2013), the former earned him a BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language nomination. His next films were the anthology Bombay Talkies (2013), and the drama Ugly (2014). In 2016, Kashyap directed Raman Raghav 2.0, a film based on the serial killer Raman Raghav. His next film was the sports drama Mukkabaaz, which was released in 2018. Apart from filmmaking, Kashyap serves as the Member of board of the Mumbai-based NGO, Aangan, which helps protect vulnerable children around India. He is the founder of two film production companies: Anurag Kashyap Films and Phantom Films, with partnership from directors Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl and producer Madhu Mantena. more…

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