Nayak (2001 film)

Nayak The Real Hero is a 2001 Hindi language Indian political thriller film directed by Shankar, and starring Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal and Johnny Lever in the main roles. The film is a remake of S. Shankars successful Tamil film Mudhalvan 1999. The films score and soundtrack, composed by A. R. Rahman, were reused from Mudhalvan with Hindi lyrics. It was critically acclaimed and has since developed a mass cult following among audience. The film was a boxoffice failure, primarily because of poor marketing. It was one of the most expensive films to be completely shot in India. At the same time this film was remade in Bangladesh named Minister directed by Kazi Hayat starring Manna actor, Moushumi, Dildar and Kazi Hayat

The plot focuses on the protagonist, Shivaji Rao Anil Kapoor. He happens to be an ambitious TV reporter, working for Q TV along with his friend Topi Johnny Lever. While on the job, Rao records a conversation in which the Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan Amrish Puri, takes an indifferent stand during riots triggered by a fight between some college students and bus drivers, so as not to lose his voter base. Due to police inaction, there is loss of life and damage to property. To explain his actions, Chauhan later agrees to a live interview with Shivaji, during the course of which Rao raises these issues and airs the Chief Ministers stand he had caught on tape.In response to Shivajis allegations about the mismanagement by his government, Chauhan redirects the question by instead talking about how difficult his job is due to red tape and bureaucracy, and challenges Shivaji to be the CM for a day and experience those problems himself. Shivaji reluctantly accepts the challenge to prove Chauhan wrong. Educated and vigilant, Shivaji takes care of issues that affect the populace everyday, giving the slum their rightful apartments, getting jobs for the unemployed, suspending inefficient and corrupt government officers. He is assisted by the secretary, Bansal Paresh Rawal who serves as a side kick. As the last act of the day, Rao gets Chauhan arrested as he is the root cause of all the corruption. Later, Chauhan bails out, and passes an ordinance to nullify all orders passed by Shivaji when he was the CM. Taking Shivajis success as an insult, Chauhan sends hitmen to get him killed and destroys his house on false grounds. ........

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