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Raajneeti (2010)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 4 June 2010 (India)
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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Veerendra 'Veeru' B. Pratap (as Manoj Bajpai)
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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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Politics...and Beyond

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Crime | Thriller

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Opening Weekend:

INR 340,000,000 (India), 7 June 2010, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$850,244, 6 June 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,436,397, 20 June 2010
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Sanjay Dutt had signed the film when Prakash Jha announced it in 2004. When the film got delayed Sanjay opted out. See more »

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

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Dhan Dhan Dharti - Reprise
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Composed by Wayne Sharp
Performed by Shankar Mahadevan
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I might be the odd one ... but i didn't like this flick
11 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

When someone buys a ticket to watch a movie starring Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgan and Naseruddin Shah, they expect a high voltage movie. This stars have the charisma to spread fire on the screen. But what a wastage ??? Naser was just in the movie to give a speech and birth to a un-wanted child ( what this character eats ... though he is old, he succeeded in just one time).

What they did with Nana Patekar? He just sit around, doing nothing. Sometimes he give advice to Ranbir. And yes, once he inspires Ranbir to shoot Ajay in a Krishna fashion. Ranbir can kill a unarmed man driving car using mobile-bomb(don't know what actually it called), but not Ajay. why? Truly need a explanation? Ajay Devgan ... though in first half he has something to do and say, in second half he just wonder around, like a PA of Manoj Bajpai. Ajay can easily kill Ranbir's father and refuse any relationship with Ranbir's Mother, then what happened to him? Why he didn't take the clear shot at Ranbir? And, When he knows that Manoj is in danger, then why does not he call others for help? As the movie showed, Ranbir's father accidentally went to airport with Ranbir and he is there just for some minutes. Lets assume it takes him two hours. In just two hours how Ajay and Manoj plan such a good trap and kill him? Why Ajay and Manoj always try to kill people going to the airport? It feels like a typical Hindi movie with no character development, no good story, there was neither any twist nor any surprises to audience. It has a love triangle and an unwanted child who fight against his mother(by-birth).

What new to this movie? It shows fight between political leaders. But I wish they come up with a griping and interesting story.


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