Satya lashes out at the garb of civilization man wears and unveils him to be seen in raw flesh and blood.
The film is the story of Satya (Chakravarthy), who chases a dream to Mumbai and ends up in the underworld. It is the story of men for whom killing is just another job. It lights flashbulbs in the underworld, a world that is dark, murky and unpredictable.
There is also a human aspect to these blunt things of life. There' a girl who walks into Satya's life and shows him a world that's softer, a world that has love and the light of hope. There is the helpless police commissioner who is unable to tackle the relentless onslaught of crime.
Satya also shows the camaraderie existing between friends who play with death as their profession. And finally Satya is the story of Bhiku Matre, the quintessential don.
The film ends as it begins - violently. In the process it leaves the viewer shaken, forced to face a truth he rather not. He leaves the theatre, not with an inane smile, but in thought. Perhaps this is what the director, Ram Gopal Verma intended.
Satya saw the birth of actor Manoj Bajpai.