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Poorvi
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Sushant Seth
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Kavita P. Anand
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Mantri Baburao
Darshan Jariwala ...
Anirudh Chaudhary
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Shambhu Yadav
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Damodar
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Chetan Pandit
Vinay Apte ...
Neta Bhishamber
Anita Kanwar ...
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Following the Mandal Commission report and the Supreme Court of India's decision to maintain a 27 percent reservation for Dalits and lower/backward castes, right-winged political parties organize protests. The Principal of Shakuntala Thakral Mahavidyalal, a non-government college which is exempt from this mandate, gets in the limelight when it's Principal, Prabhakar Anand, endorses the decision - much to the ire of the trustees as well as the newly appointed Vice-Principal Mithilesh Singh, who has invested Rs.1200 Crores in private coaching classes. Prabhakar refuses to change his stand and ends up tendering his resignation, taking his family, consisting of his wife, Kavita and daughter, Poorbi, to live near Shambhu Yadav's Tabela after they find their family home being taken over by Mithilesh's coaching classes. Attempts to evict Mithilesh's staff will be in vain and will not only end up alienating the family from everyone but Prabhakar will also be summoned and possibly arrested for... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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After the success of Rajneeti ,Prakash jha wanted to recast Ajay devgn,Katrina kaif and Ranbir kapoor in lead but all of them opted out due to prior commitments hence Saif, Deepika and Prateik were approached See more »

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Throughout the movie Deepak Kumar and Mithilesh Singh are shown carrying BlackBerry 9800 Torch mobile phones. The movie is set in 2008 whereas the phone was launched in 2010. See more »

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Prabhakar Anand: Q.E.D. stands for "Quite Easily Done."
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Not impressed
18 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Idealistic, traditionalistic, wannabe appealing to the urbanized segment of Indian society. Amitabh Bacchan is just the principal that every school would dream of. A perfectly lovely family (wife/ daughter) and home. An extremely caring daughter and wife. To top it all, a fan following in society based on his passion and sincerity for education. But perfect pictures don't remain so and thus the devil plays his role. Lewd, unworthy and unreal talking on part of students, colleagues, politicians etc. Felt a little unreal a God few days back, Amitabh is being cussed, cursed and abused even by his own students.

The Knight in shining armor- Saif comes to salvage the situation. There is a lot of crude talking in the movie. I feel the stance of the wife is a little unrealistic- having lost everything because of her husband, she is always beaming, gleaming and peacefully by his side. Thus human emotions have been put aside to build quite the ideal image. As and when a movie does get to be so, I lose interest because it stops feeling like real or something I could relate to.

The Plot can be divided in 3 parts: Plot 1: All is well. Hunky dory. Lovely family, lovely house, good relationships, respect and repute Plot 2: All that could possibly go down does go down. But Amitabh with his ideals keeps persisting in life. Never failing to show up Plot 3: Starts to build on his respect and reliability once again.

The movie ends not showing that a man could change the world with his ideals. It shows a powerful woman (Hema Malini) pulling a few strings and thus being able to get Amitabh his lost esteem, repute and credibility. So the role of politicians is still shown as being stronger and just by luck if you know the biggest fish, things do tend to go your way. The students didn't feel educated.

I liked the general ambiance of their home. I liked the ability to mobilize people. India's strength is it's people. The film quite powerfully shows the strength of people. This movie also is indicative to people movements and how involvement of the common man can steer decision making. People strength and publicity are the only two things Indian politicians fear as on date.


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