Vaastav: The Reality

Vaastav: The Reality

Vaastav (Marathi: वास्तव, English: The Reality) is a 1999 Hindi crime drama written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and starring Sanjay Dutt and Namrata Shirodkar. It also features Sanjay Narvekar, Mohnish Behl, Paresh Rawal, Reema Lagoo and Shivaji Satam in supporting roles.

"The Reality" as described by the film's tagline, refers to the harsh realities of life in the Mumbai underworld. The film is said to be loosely based on the life of Mumbai underworld gangster Chota Rajan.

The film was well received by both critics and audiences and is often regarded by many as one of Sanjay Dutt's best performances. The film was extremely successful both in India and overseas. It was nominated for and won many awards. Over the years it has become a Cult film.

The film was followed by the 2002 Sanjay Dutt starrer Hathyar.

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