"The Reality" as described by the film's tagline, refers to the harsh realities of life in the Mumbai underworld. The film is said to be loosely based on the life of Mumbai underworld gangster Chota Rajan.
The film was well received by both critics and audiences and is often regarded by many as one of Sanjay Dutt's best performances.
As the film opens, Raghunath Namdev Shivalkar or "Raghu" (Sanjay Dutt) and his best friend Dedh Footiya (Sanjay Narvekar) (literally meaning "One and a half feet long/high" in Hindi) struggle to find work in Mumbai. They decide to run a pav bhaji stall. But fate steps in when Raghu accidentally kills a customer who turns out to be the brother of a notorious gangster, Fracture Bandya, and ends up in the Mumbai underworld.
Vitthal Kaanya (Ashish Vidyarthi), a rival gang lord, offers Raghunath (Raghu) and Dedh Footiya protection and later hires them both as hitmen. Raghunath becomes a respected hit... Read More