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Ram Gopal Varma on ‘Satya’s 20th birthday: It was an accident!

Bollywood’s most controversial director, Ram Gopal Varma‘s film ‘Satya’ completes 20 years today. The film was one of the best films of the 90’s and is still considered a classic. ‘Satya’ was a crime drama and starred power-house actor Manoj Bajpayee, Urmila Matondkar and many others. The movie, which was made on a budget of Rs 2 crores, collected a whopping 15 crores at the box office. Well, the amount was huge considering the period when the film released.

And, as it is ‘Satya’s 20th birthday, director Varma, took to his Twitter handle, announcing that his crime drama was an ACCIDENT. Along with his tweet, RGV posted a link, which revealed the truth behind ‘Satya’.

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Here, have a look at the same:

THE TRUTH BEHIND SATYA –Ram Gopal Varma
On the eve of SATYA completing 20 years I looked back upon it and a ray of sunshine fell across my various fond memories of it and I started remembering the origins of its various aspects. When I first came to Bombay from Hyderabad to shoot Rangeela in 94 I couldn’t get over the experience of a train ride I had through the Dharavi slums. It looked like one single roof and I wondered how people live there, .. I saw children 2-years old crawling just about 3 feet away from the railway track while the trains were rushing to and fro. I was fascinated by many such shocking examples of this large but ultra congested city, where the super rich and downright poor lived side by side Once in a while in due course of me living there I used to hear the word Underworld. I heard about Dawood Ibrahim and some other gangsters names because of the serial blasts which happened a year before in 93. But I never consciously thought about what exactly the underworld is? Then one day I was sitting in a Producer’s office and he got this call that a prominent person was shot dead by some gang. The producer was telling me that the person who was killed, woke up around 7.00am and had called him in the morning and said that at 8.30 am he was supposed to meet some friend of his and then he will come to meet him but he was killed around 9. People have this habit of recounting each and every moment what happened before someone met with a violent unexpected death. While the producer was talking, since I have this tendency all the time to think cinematically, I thought “If the person who got shot woke up at 7 o’clock, then at what time would have the killer woken up? Did he tell his mom to wake him up because he has some work to do? Did he have his breakfast before killing or after killing?” These things were coming into my head because I was trying to intercut the moments of the man who died with the man who killed. 
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