Featuring Puneet Singh Ratn, Anaika Soti and Mahesh Thakur in the leads, Satya 2 was said to be exploring a new kind of underworld which Varma believes can spring up anytime. But, did the film really succeed to explore any such kind of future underworld? Satya 2 is a bad joke at best, a terribly half-hearted attempt to one of the most iconic underwolrd creations Satya.
Satya 2 was touted to be a sequel to Varma's hugely successful 1998 film Satya but the filmmaker has emphasised several times that the new film is not a sequel. Satya 2 is about a man whose thinking starts where all the earlier real life dons like Dawood Ibrahim's and Chota Rajan's thinking ended. It revolves around the story of a person named Satya, an immigrant who comes to Mumbai aiming to refashion the mumbai underworld.
After watching Satya 2, I can't come up with appropriate enough words to describe the horror I felt sitting in the theatre and testing my patience. Satya 2 is not even close to Satya, which is till date considered as one of the best underworld creations. Not only that, a number of unwarranted songs actually ruin the proceedings further in Satya 2.
In the past, we had seen RGV discovering then new talents like Urmila Matondkar, Aftab Shivdasani, Manoj Bajpai, who later went on to become some of the biggest names oof the industry. But unfortunately, in Satya 2, Varma's new discovery Puneet Singh Ratn was a big mistake. Puneet is a unconvincing and a sheer disaster.
On the other hand, Anaika [as Chitra] exudes vulnerability, but the conviction is lacking in her performance, while Mahesh Thakur is superb.
On the whole, Satya 2 is neither novel, nor experimental, rather a big disappointment.