Raajneeti (2010)

 |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  4 June 2010 (India)
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When the American-educated scion of a powerful Indian family returns to the subcontinent, his first taste of power starts him down a corrupt path.


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Credited cast:
Bhaskar Sanyal
Prithviraj 'Prithvi' C. Pratap
Nana Patekar ...
Brij Gopal
Samar Pratap
Indu R. Sakseria / Indu P. Pratap
Sooraj Kumar
Veerendra 'Veeru' B. Pratap (as Manoj Bajpai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vinay Apte ...
Barkha Bisht ...
Dancer / Singer
Darshan Jariwala ...
Ramnath Rai
Prakash Jha ...
Ramkumar Seksaria
Kiran Karmarkar ...
SP Sharma
Jahangir Khan ...
Bhanu Pratap
Ravi Khemu
Daya Shankar Pandey ...
Ram Charitra


Belonging to a prominent Uttar Pradesh-family of ruthless politicians, Samar Pratap is about to return to his Irish-American girlfriend, Sarah, in the U.S. and obtain a PhD, but cancels his trip when his father, Chandra, is shot dead. He decides to stay put and avenge this slaying but ends up dealing with aspiring politician, Indu Sakseria, who wants to wed him; his brother, Prithviraj, who has been granted control of the Rashtrawadi Party but is facing imprisonment on charges of Assaulting a Police Officer and Sexual Molestation; his cousin, Veerendra, who wants control of the party; and his astute maternal uncle, Brij Gopal - who secretly controls the entire family. Before he could even handle these situations, Sarah arrives in India and will soon accuse him of being a manipulative and conniving politician. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Politika  »

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£218,783 (UK) (4 June 2010)


£414,416 (UK) (11 June 2010)

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The scene around the car bomb that goes off at about 2h 14m in the movie is similar to the scene in Mario Puzo's "The Sicilian" where Michael's wife gets killed. See more »


In the hospital where the defibrillator paddles are being used, others are still touching the patient. See more »


References The Godfather (1972) See more »


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Written by Gulzar
Composed by Wayne Sharp
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
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Definitely one of the best films of 2010
14 July 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A typical political story, revolving around the 'mahabharata' within and outside the Samaajwaadi party in Madhya Pradesh, with party members striving to reach the top against opposition from other members, to the extent of even resorting to crime and involving innocent members of the family.

The film gives a clear description of how Indian politics are. All actors have played their parts well, music score is good, there are few thrills that are noteworthy, and the story is shot such that it's hard to say who's right or wrong really. The film is a long one but worth a watch. There's only a club dance song, no other dance numbers. Some dialogues are very different from what you'd expect to find in conventional cinema, like 'jo aasmaan par thukta hai, thuk usi ke muh par aake girta hai' .

Worth a watch

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