RGV never planned 'Satya' scenes fully
'Satya' completes 20 years today. It was on this day in 1998 that the acclaimed gangster drama hit the screens and has since come to be seen as one of the best-made films in India.
The conventional wisdom is that you have to take a film to the floors only with a pucca script. But, during the making of 'Satya', Ram Gopal Varma discovered that he had to let his actors perform and speak as they felt, spur of the moment. On the first day of the shooting, an actor screamed after a knife attack. It was not written in the script. But since RGV liked the reaction, he changed his entire approach towards the film.
"All realistic performances came in because I stopped telling actors what to do. I just wanted them to improvise whatever they feel like. Actors were instructed not to follow written lines but just say whatever they feel like, so most of the times the content was told to them and they kept on improvising and I controlled it in the editing," RGV reveals.