Dev Benegal’s adaptation of Upamanyu Chatterjee’s novel, deals with the gap between India and Bharat, that still remains. Also, the way I imagined Augustya – a lanky, dopehead without a care in the world – is not who I saw in the movie (played by a buffed-up Rahul Bose). He could be played better.
Ram Gopal Varma’s cult film is perfect – the plot, the depiction of the Bombay underworld, the depth of each character, the performances. You empathise with everyone, from the police commissioner (Paresh Rawal), to Satya (JD Chakravarthy) and Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpayee).