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Hathyar
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar
Cast:
Sanjay Dutt, Shilpa Shetty, Namrata Shirodkar, Reema Lagoo, Sachin Khedekar, Sharad Kapoor, Shivaji Satam and Gulshan Grover.
Music Director:
Anand Raaj Anand, Rahul Ranade and Nitin Raikwar.
Length:
140mins
Release date:
18th October 2002
15 cert camera
Hathyar
Hathyar
Director Mahesh Manjrekar's 'Hathyar' (meaning 'The Weapon') is a sequel to his previous mega hit drama 'Vaastav'.
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'Hathyar' meaning The Weapon, revolves around the family of Raghunath Shivalkar who was killed at the end of the film, 'Vaastav'.

In this sequel his son, Rohit grows up in the dark shadow of Raghunath and as a result faces many a life's obstacles.

His caring family includes his mother and grandmother with whom he always had a close relationship. But that had not stopped him from growing up into a notorious gangster.

Eventually Rohit hits the big time in the underworld political scene and in the process loses all those who have been close to him.

A restless Rohit somehow finds solace in Shilpa (Shilpa Shetty) whom he marries but a marital misunderstanding sees a distressed Shilpa leaving her home.

She finds comfort in Munna, who she treats as a brother, but Rohit, who by now has lost all value for life, turns into a killing machine.

Hence Shilpa is forced to witness the death of Munna (Sachin Khedekar) at the hands of her crazed husband.

The climax scenes once again show how good triumphs over evil. But while 'Vaastav' succeeds by portraying the emotions of the characters involved, 'Hathyar' relies heavily on blood, gore, violence and bad language.

Special mention goes to director Mahesh Manjrekar who has extracted a superlative performance from all his cast, especially Sanjay Dutt.

'Hathyar' comes out a true winner in the technical department in that it is shot on a lavish scale with breathtaking cinematography and life like action sequences Hollywood style.

However audiences who have not seen Vaastav will find this sequel difficult to assimilate. But those who have will find the fast paced action sequences and powerful performances a treat at the cinemas.

Reviewed By Manish Gajjar, BBC Shropshire's Bollywood Film Specialist.

 
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