Satya, a 1998 crime film directed by Ram Gopal Varma, was written by Anurag Kashyap and Saurabh Shukla. It starred JD Chakravarthy, Manoj Bajpai, Urmila Matondkar and Shefali Shah. The film tells the story of Satya, an immigrant who comes to Mumbai seeking his fortune but instead gets sucked into the Mumbai underworld.
Satya became a surprise hit at the box office grossing INR 15.5 crore, becoming the 10th highest grossing Indian film of 1998. The film went on to win six Filmfare Awards, including the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie, four Star Screen Awards and Bollywood Movie Award – Best Director.