Celebrating 26 Years of Satya (03/07/1998)

1 min readJul 3, 2024


Produced and directed by the visionary Ram Gopal Varma, #Satya is a landmark film in Indian cinema. Written by the talented Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap, this gritty crime drama has left an indelible mark on audiences and critics alike.

Satya features a powerhouse ensemble cast, including J. D. Chakravarthy, Manoj Bajpayee, Urmila Matondkar, Sanjay Mishra, Govind Namdeo, Makrand Deshpande, Sushant Singh, Manoj Pahwa, Paresh Rawal, Saurabh Shukla, and Shefali Shah. Their compelling performances brought the intense narrative to life, making the characters unforgettable.

The film’s evocative soundtrack was composed by the maestro Vishal Bhardwaj, with poignant lyrics by the legendary Gulzar. The music perfectly complements the film’s dark and realistic tone, adding depth to its storytelling.

The cinematography, crafted by Gerard Hooper and Mazhar Kamran, captures the raw essence of Mumbai’s underworld. The seamless editing by Apurva Asrani and Bhanodaya ensures a gripping pace that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

What do you like the most about Satya? Share your favourite moments or characters from this iconic film!