Release Date : 18 Oct, 2002
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Producer : Ganesh Jain, Ratan Jain
Director : Mahesh Manjrekar
Cast : Harsh Chhaya, Sandeep Kulkarni, Kishore Nandlasker, Sachin Khedekar, Pankaj Berry, Usha Nadkarni, Deepak Tijori, Anup Soni, Sanjay Batra, Viju Khote, Pramod Moutho, Sarvesh Parab, Heera, Sanjay Dutt, Inder Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Shivaji Satam, Shilpa Shetty, Reema Lagoo, Shakti Kapoor, Namrata Shirodkar, Sharad Kapoor, Nilesh Divekar, Rajesh Bhosle, Resham Seth, Vineet Kumar Singh
HATHYAR is a sequel to VAASTAV which was as story of a gangster, Raghunath Namdeo Shivalkar aka Raghubhai. In Vaastav Raghu dies in the end & is survived by a son Rohit, wife Sonu (Namrata Shirodkar), mother (Reema), father (Shivaji Satam) & brother (Mohnish Behl). HATHYAR takes of from the point where Rohit Raghunath Shivalkar (Sanjay Dutt) has become a municipal corporate of the area where he lives. The Story begins with Rohit shot at by his most trusted lientenant Pakya (Sharad Kapoor). He is admitted in the hospital still alive where doctors operate upon his bullet-ridden body. Rohit with his eyes open goes in a flash back. Which unfolds Rohits childhood post Raghu?s death. How he grows into a college going youngster and is forced by circumstances to enter the underworld. Paralley he falls in love with Shilpa (Shilpa Shetty), his childhood neighbour with whom he eventually gets to Shilpa has been with him in the worst of times & grows up to join Rohit in his activities. Pakya, somewhere inside, cannot digest the closeness which Munna shares with Rohit. He eventually creates a misunderstanding in Rohits mind against Munna, which leads to Munna?s killing. Shilpa who in the meantime, has left home objecting to Rohit?s nefarious activities & found shelter at Munnas house, remains a mute witness to Munna?s killing.
HATHYAR has many such shades to it. It also has a lot of characters directly connected to the main characters of the film Rohit Raghunath Shivalkar. It has a lot of scenes, perfectly interweaved, to make it a good narrative with a bottom of line.
'A MAN WHO LIVES BY THE GUN DIES BY THE GUN'.