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Aarakshan (2011)

A decision by India's supreme court tests a man's friendships and loyalty.

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Deepak Kumar
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Mithilesh Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
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Poorvi
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Sushant Seth
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Kavita P. Anand
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Mantri Baburao
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Anirudh Chaudhary
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Shambhu Yadav
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Damodar
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Chetan Pandit
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Neta Bhishamber
Anita Kanwar ...
Mrs. Kantaprasad
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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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$342,801, 14 August 2011, Limited Release

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$342,801, 14 August 2011
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Chhannulal Mishra normally refuses the regular film songs, but he realized this was a very special track and he agreed to sing for the movie. See more »

Goofs

Deepak calls Purvi from the USA after getting to know about Prabhakar's resignation. When Purvi gets the call, the caller-ID on Purvi's mobile shows a number that has +91 as the country code, which is clearly an Indian number. This cannot be an Indian number on roaming in the US as Deepak has gone there for his PhD and would not be still using his Indian number. See more »

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Prabhakar Anand: Q.E.D. stands for "Quite Easily Done."
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movie lost track in the 2nd half
30 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

movie lost track in the 2nd half. it was a movie about aarakshan which was truly portrayed in the initial part of the movie but lost its track in the 2nd part. Aarakshan follows the same rules of the games, where the filmmaker attempts to take an incisive look at India's policy of reservation and its impact on the Indian education system. At least that's the issue he begins with and focuses on in the first half of the film.As long as the film concentrates on the key concern, it is full of high drama, with powerful encounters between the prime players.As a film on the issue of reservation, Aarakshan was rocking till the first half. But as an omnibus on the travails of India's education system, it flounders into no-man's land. Watch it for the intermittent high drama and the gritty performances, scattered as they are


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