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Release Date 15 October, 1999
Budget ₹8 crores
Box Office India ₹12 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹21 crores
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Raghu is earning a decent living by running a food stall. Until one day, when he and his friends get into a fight with gangster’s brother and accidentally kill him. Bandya, the gangster, is now determined to kill Raghu. But he is saved by Vitthal, the rival of Bandya. Raghu joins Vitthal’s gang and ultimately rises in the underworld. After killing all the members of Bandya’s gang, Raghu becomes one of the biggest gangsters of the underworld. Soon the Home Minister takes Raghu in his political shelter in return of using him to do his dirty work. Later on, he orders Police to kill Raghu when Home Minister’s involvement in crimes started making headlines.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹0.73 crores
Saturday₹0.65 crores
Sunday₹0.80 crores
First Weekend₹2.18 crores
Monday₹0.55 crores
Tuesday₹0.49 crores
First Week₹3.94 crores
Second Week₹2.18 crores
Third Week₹1.38 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹12 crores
Worldwide Gross₹21 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹94.92 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹166.11 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Vaastav turned out to be a strong comeback film for Sanjay Dutt after a gap. The film attracted an excellent number of audience on its opening days and did an excellent business over the weekdays. It is the consistent performance of the film which made it extremely popular. In the second as well as the third week, it also fared well and collected an excellent amount. Not only did it fare well in India but also performed in an outstanding way in the overseas theatres.

Full Cast & Characters

Sanjay DuttRaghunath "Raghu" Namdev Shivalkhar
Namrata ShirodkarSonia
Sanjay NarvekarDedh Footiya
Mohnish BahlRaghu's Brother
Shivaji SatamNamdev, Raghu's father
Reema LagooRaghu's mother
Deepak Tijorisub-inspector Kishore Kadam (Kisha)
Paresh RawalSulemaan Bhai (Mandavali Badshah)
Mohan JoshiHome Minister Babban Rao Kadam
Kashmira Shahdancer in the song 'Jawani Se'
Ashish VidyarthiVitthal Kaanya
Himani ShivpuriLaxmi Akka, Bordello Madam
Mahesh ManjrekarSpecial appearance in a song
Usha NadkarniDedh Footiya's Mother

Fun Facts & Triva

  • The film was speculated as based on the life of underworld don, Chota Rajan.
  • Its Sequel, Hathiyar released in the year 2002 but failed completely.
  • The director, Mahesh Manjekar gave his voice for many artists in the film.
  • Many Marathi actors were as a supporting cast in the film.
  • Kashmira Shah got a huge popularity after the success of the song, "Jawaani Se".
  • Urmila Matondkar was selected for the lead role but later she was dropped from the film.