Saturday, 31 August 2013

Satyagraha Movie Review

Satyagraha (U/A)

Length: - 2 hrs. 42 min

Satyagraha is a movie by numerous National Award winners Prakash Jha; it takes inspiration from various realistic situations like revolution by Anna Hazare and his right hand Arvind Kejriwal. Satyagraha lacks the engaging narrative which is being present in other films by Jha like Apaharan, Gangaajal and many other political crime dramas. Dialogues are tried to be cheesy oriented rather than realistic and plot oriented. Although Satyagraha tries to show something good but its plot doesn’t make you curious enough and leaves you exhausted and frustrated in the end.

Dwarka Anand / Daduji (Amitabh Bachchan) is a teacher cum social activist who relies on the path of truth and honesty. Daduji’s son dies in an accident after which Manav (Ajay Devgn) comes close to him like another son and fights with him against corruption and illegal activities. They also try to change the existing rules and regulations of the system. In which Manav takes the help of Journalist Yasmin (Kareena Kapoor) with whom he obviously falls in love. Corrupt Minister Balram Singh (Manoj Bajpai) is the biggest opponent, who wants to win by hook or crook. At the same time Arjun Singh (Arjun Rampal) helps Manav in getting public support in order to fight with Balram Singh. Daduji goes on fast while fighting for justice which makes him to weak that he cannot stand only. Balram Singh wants to take the advantage of the situation, which finally leads in taking the wrong decisions by right intentional people.

Film has a too simple storyline which is depicted in a way that it looks complicated. It has a strong star cast with good performances but less to narrate. Few events happen in no time with the help of social media which seems a bit less realistic. Yasmin as a journalist is always with Manav irrespective of whether she has a story to catch or not; which job gives this much freedom. Performance wise almost all are good in this male dominated story Kareena and Amrita Rao has roles of minimal importance.

Verdict: - Too many character and less engaging narrative makes it boring and exhausting drama

Ratings: -    2 / 5 Stars

Satyagraha Movie Official Trailer

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