Basti (Hindi: बस्ती, Urdu: بستی) is a 2003 Indian crime film. The film stars Samir Soni and Faisal Khan in lead roles, with Sheeba in a special guest appearance, Shama Sikander, Govind Namdeo, Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in supporting roles.
|Produced by||Basharat Khan|
|Music by||Milind Sagar|
|Distributed by||Rajshri Productions|
|8 August 2003|
The film starts with a voice (Kader Khan) narrating a small town of Mumbai. A gangster named Kanta (Sadashiv Amrapurkar) wants to destroy the town and is in a battle with Karanjia (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), who wants to replace the town with a shopping mall. Ramesh "Rama" Kulkarni (Samir Soni) returns to his town after several years and is greeted by all of his friends, neighbors and youngest sister, Pinky (Mamta Mishra). It's only Rama's father, Vinayak Kulkarni (Govind Namdeo), a school teacher, who does not greet him and is angered with Rama.
A few days later, Rama's younger brother, Satish (Faisal Khan) returns after completing his studies. Rama begins guarding his town from the gangsters of the town. Karanjia hires Rama and gives him some money and weapons for his protection. Rama buys gifts for his family, but everyone refuses to take the gifts and they refuse him into his family. Rama decides to marry Madhu (Sanober Kabir), a girl who has fallen in love with Rama.
During a festival of Shi'a Muslims, Kanta and his gangsters start terrorizing it. Rama and his friends began fighting Kanta's gangsters, until Rama is killed by Kanta's gangsters. Karanjia hires Satish, who decides to take the revenge of his brother's death. Satish is in love with a girl named Priya (Shama Sikander), whom Karanjia treats like his daughter. Satish's family gets destroyed, when his sister Pinky is raped by the Minister (Pramod Moutho) and his father is heartbroken at hearing the news. Pinky commits suicide and Satish's father dies by a heart attack. Satish is outraged and kills Police Commissioner (Ranjeet), who is replaced by the new Commissioner of Maharashtra, Jabbar (Rajendra Gupta).
Karanjia has an evil plan to finish Kulkarni family and rule over the town, where his partnership with Kanta is revealed. Karanjia's goons set out to kill Satish, where Priya saves Satish and gets shot in heart by herself. It is thought that Satish is also dead. One day, Kanta and his goons start spreading terror in the town, until Satish fights with them and kills Kanta and his goons and is arrested for the murders by Commissioner Jabbar.
After Satish is imprisoned by the court, Karanjia pretends to be sad for Satish, until Satish begins fighting Karanjia and shoots him with his gun. At the same time, Commissioner Jabbar shoots Satish. Both Satish and Karanjia fall and die. The film's moral is that crime should not exist and everyone should leave peacefully because the end is always bad.
- Samir Soni as Ramesh "Rama" Kulkarni
- Snehal Dabi as Dannish
- Faisal Khan as Satish Kulkarni
- Shama Sikander as Priya
- Govind Namdeo as Vinayak Kulkarni
- Sadashiv Amrapurkar as Kanta
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Karanjia
- Kader Khan as Narrator
- Liyaqat Bari as Natwar
- Brij Gopal as Inspector
- Rajendra Gupta as Commissioner Jabbar
- Sanober Kabir as Madhu
- Mamta Mishra as Pinky Kulkarni
- Ram Mohan as Usman
- Pramod Muthu as Minister
- Ranjeet as Police Commissioner
There were 4 tracks in the film:
2 - "Locha Labacha Chalega Nahi" by Vinod Rathod
3 - "Gin Gin Kaise Kate Hai Din" by Sunidhi Chauhan
4 - "Chudi Khanake Boli" by Alka Yagnik
The songs were composed by Milind sagar and lyrics were penned by Sudhankar Sharma and Anwar Sagar.