New Delhi: Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, ‘Satya’ was released on 3 July 1998. In the film, the dark world of gangster is shown on the screen, in which Manoj Bajpayee, JD Chakraborty, Saurabh Shukla and Urmila Matondkar have done a great job. Manoj Bajpayee played the role of gangster Bhiku Mhatre, for which he received the National Award for Best Supporting Actor. Although every scene of the film was quite memorable, but Manoj Bajpayee’s dialogue ‘Mumbai Ka King Kaun…’ stole the show.
There is an interesting anecdote related to the shoot of this famous dialogue of ‘Satya’. Manoj Bajpayee had to speak this dialogue standing from a high cliff, but the actor spoke a different line in the shooting location. According to media reports, the actor had a lot of difficulty in shooting a particular scene because he was afraid of heights. He had to stand on a high place and speak the dialogue, but due to the fear of falling, he was repeatedly forgetting his dialogue.
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Manoj Bajpayee was then tied with ropes and taken to the height, but due to strong winds, he was again forgetting his dialogue. Ram Gopal Varma then asked Manoj to climb on a stone and say whatever came to his mind, which he would change during dubbing. In the end, Manoj Bajpayee climbed the rock and shouted, ‘Get me down from here, get me down from here.’ The original dialogue of the scene ‘Mumbai Ka King Kaun…’ was added instead during dubbing.
Interesting facts related to the movie ‘Satya’
1. Ram Gopal Varma initially wanted to cast Mahima Chaudhary in the role of lead actress, but later Urmila Matondkar played this role.
2. Urmila Matondkar’s costumes in the film were designed by Manish Malhotra, although Manoj Bajpayee arranged his own costume for Rs 25,000.
3. According to media reports, before making ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, British-born director Danny Boyle had seen the films ‘Satya’ and ‘Company’ to understand the mood of Mumbai.
4. Urmila Matondkar’s character in the film ‘Satya’ was inspired by an acquaintance of a friend of Ram Gopal Varma, whom he often met in the lift. One day, Ramgopal Verma’s friend was told by his wife that the police had arrested that person, whom he often used to meet in the lift etc.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 17, 2023