Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Satyagraha - A multi-starrer movie with a bad plot

Satyagraha is a Bollywood flick directed by Prakash Jha, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai. The movie revolves around two friends – Ajay Devgn and Indraneil Sengupta, who are very different from each other in terms of personalities. Indraneil is like his father who believes in working for the country and bringing in change in the political system of the nation where as Ajay Devgn is business minded and believes in making quick money. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Indraneil father and is a teacher who is very depressed with the indian political system & wants to do something for everyone in his gaon (village). Amrita Rao is Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter-in-law and Ajay Devgans sister-in-law. Arjun Rampal is just there for appearance, just like Amrita Rao and doesn’t have any major role to play. Kareena is a journalist who falls in love with Ajay Devgn eventually.

The funny part is, in between all the hush hush of strikes, riots, mob…etc in the movie; there is a love song, between Kareena & Ajay, where they are almost making out.  I didn’t think it was needed at all. However what is Indian Cinema without make out scenes and love songs. Anyways so Amitabh Bachchan, from being a teacher, now forms a political party in the second half of the movies, tries to follow Anna Hazaare practising “ann –shan” & finally dies at the end of the movie; and Ajay Devgn, who was a super-rich dude in the beginning of the movie, gives away everything to run a political party and doing something for his country. This movie was absolutely unrealistic, with a pathetic second half.

I would rate this movies a 2 /10

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