D ★★★★

you can look at this as one of many rashomon like takes on bombay's then recent organized crime boom of the 90s, as the last of rgv and his factory's variations on same theme of outsider joining bombay and being sucked in to these toxic structures (an obsession he carries outside of this satya/company/d cycle and even outside of his hindi films), as a hangover of fragments of hindi films past (deewar and parinda most of all).

but it works best as a mood piece, a perfect mix of dsatya style location shooting and company style still abstractions; that first hour, especially, just plays on floating sense of dread and disorientation in elegant ways. also a compendium of some of the great "that guy!"s of recent hindi film; poor chunky pandey always gets the short end of the stick in these films, doesn't he?