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Kya Yahi Sach Hai – movie review

International Award Winning reality film, Based on the Best Selling Novel "Carnage by Angels"


Kya Yahi Sach Hai - movie review

Kya Yahi Sach Hai is an International Award Winning reality film, Based on the Best Selling Novel “Carnage by Angels” written by I.P.S. Officer Y.P.Singh. It won the Silver Award in the Narrative Film Category of the California Film Awards in 2010.

Most of the scenes in the film were shot at authentic police locations in Mumbai, Pune and Daund.

The director Yogesh Pratap Singh was an officer of the Indian Police Service – 1985 batch, Maharashtra Cadre. During his stint in the Police Service, he experienced various stormy positions in the police force. Right from the first posting he developed a reputation for tough policing, conducting raids and clampdowns on a daily basis.

Having dealt with high profile scams, his efforts initially were commended by the higher-ups, but soon this honest cop ran into trouble with the politicians since his investigations had exposed some uncomfortable facts and as expected, he wasn’t willing to turn a blind eye towards it.
Coming back to the film, it traverses through the corruption in Police with a special emphasis on Mumbai Police.

Kya Yahi Sach Hai is the story of Raghu Kumar (Ashok Beniwal), who begins as a young trainee Indian Police Service (IPS) officer where he is shown around his new jurisdiction while cycle patrolling in the streets.

The head constable who imparts the training blurts out some startling revelations followed by an honest confession about his involvement in the largely corrupt activities in the detection branch of Kotwali Police Station. A single incident changed this head constable’s life and he has given up corruption and resorted to honesty.

The fresh IPS officer and his wife make a resolution instantly – not to resort to unethical means, not to earn bribes in the police. This straightforward attitude earns him acclaim in his first posting in the district police force in Kolhapur.

It is when he is transferred to Mumbai police, there the realities of life stared at him. Raghu Kumar discovers the nexus of police, bureaucrats, power-brokers, and politicians.

As the story unfolds, what emerges in the film is a graphic narration of intrigue, deceit, sex, love and money in the world of glamour, police, bureaucracy, politicians, citizens, corporate bodes, powerbrokers, doctors and media.

Those in power and the influential began to feel the heat. Raghu Kumar shunted to insignificant postings while his contemporaries received accolades, medals and promotions.

Kya Yahi Sach Hai is a bold film with a realistic story which has never been attempted in bollywood before. A commendable thing about this movie is that the director has taken care of every detail about the functioning of the Police Force in Maharashtra, its training activities, the atmosphere of the police training camps, its postings and protocols which have never been shown in the Indian cinema.

This movie is a revolutionary step in film-making. It would just be seeing and believing!

Cast of Kya Yahi Sach Hai:
Ashok Beniwal
Bobby Vats
Gurpreet Chadha
Nilesh Malhotra
Kishore Dhingra
Saurabh Dubey
Nimisha Shankar
Raju Mavani

Credits & Crew of Kya Yahi Sach Hai:
Banner – Antares Films
Producer – Pushpa Singh
Director – Y.P. Singh
Music Directors – Santosh Anand, Vishal Khurana, Rooshin Dalal, Nirmal Augastaya
Story Writer – Y.P. Singh
Lyricist – Ibrahim Ashq, Santosh Anand, Vishal Khurana, Naseem Ansari, Nirmal Augastaya
Cinematography – Hemant Sharma
Screenplay & Dialogues – Y.P. Singh
Kya Yahi Sach Hai – movie review