Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has shared a lengthy post about one of the cult film Satya, which completed 20 years. “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,” Varma posted.
Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya Movie Completed 20 Years
“I am not trying to be modest when I say that its faults are solely mine and all its merits genuinely belong to others. I just swam blindly through the wonderful current of energies… and somehow accidentally managed to reach the shore of success… This is the actual truth of ‘Satya’,” he added.
The film released on July 3, 1998, was based on a gangster film starring JD Chakravarthy, Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Shefali Shah and Saurabh among others. Seeing their thin hands and mostly lean frames, nothing about them looked like how Bollywood portrays the bad guys. They are like any other ordinary people. The guy walking on the road could be a gangster. Even the guy living next door could be a gangster. The whole point of it is that they have to mix up in the society and look like anybody else so as to operate in secrecy,” RGV added.
“To cut a long story short, when people ask me today, if I realised ‘Satya’ would become a great film, I will have to say no. That is because great films happen and no one can make them on intention. “The proof of that is none of us, whether it’s Anurag or Manoj or me, could reach beyond Satya in the last twenty years… If we knew how to do it, why didn’t we do it again?” he quipped.