Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Satya 2
Watching Satya 2 is like being bludgeoned. It’s morally specious and unintentionally comical. While the men kill and glower, the women serve tea and flash skin. I say, stay at home and revisit the original, writes Anupama Chopra.movie reviews Updated: Nov 09, 2013 09:47 IST
Direction: Ram Gopal Varma
Actors: Punit Singh Ratn, Anaika Soti
Rating: * 1/2
Satya 2 is Ram Gopal Varma’s latest take on the state of the Mumbai mafia. Satya, released in 1998, was a landmark. It redefined Hindi cinema and helped create Mumbai Noir, a school of dark, gritty movies that explored the underbelly of the city.
This film has no connection – either in quality or in narrative – with the first. Only that here too, the lead is called Satya. And he comes to Mumbai empty-handed and through sheer guts and wits becomes an underworld power centre.
The new Satya, played by debutant Punit Singh Ratn, is a man who believes that takat ki asli power usse chupane mein hai. So even after he becomes the kingpin, he continues to ride in autos.