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Raajneeti (2010)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 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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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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4 June 2010 (India)  »

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Politika  »

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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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Its all based on Godfather Michael Corleone life due to he was going to study professor even Micheal who was trying to become Senator. And later due to his father he committed himself in the field which his father left. See more »

Goofs

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

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Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si
Written by Irshad Kamil
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Mohit Chauhan and Antara Mitra
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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Politics, Corruption, Skullduggery: An Entertaining Hybrid
18 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

If this were a typical Hollywood political thriller, it would be clear which folks were the nasty ones and which were the heroes. If this were a typical Bollywood film, there would be plenty of dancing and the usual generational conflicts. But Raajneeti is neither; surely it is a political thriller, but because it upends expectations, some viewers are disappointed it doesn't deliver what they expect. Granted, it might be a richer film from Westerners if they were more familiar with the complexities of politics in another country, but if you approach this film for what it is--a political thriller with a heavy dollop of family melodrama and a good deal of violence, adding numerous rich characterizations and brilliant color, you might find it hugely entertaining


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