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Raajneeti (2010)

Not Rated | | 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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Prakash Jha

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Sameer Anjaan (lyrics) (as Sameer), Prakash Jha | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ajay Devgn ... Sooraj Kumar
Ranbir Kapoor ... Samar Pratap
Nana Patekar ... Brij Gopal
Arjun Rampal ... Prithviraj 'Prithvi' C. Pratap
Manoj Bajpayee ... Veerendra 'Veeru' B. Pratap (as Manoj Bajpai)
Katrina Kaif ... Indu R. Sakseria / Indu P. Pratap
Naseeruddin Shah ... Bhaskar Sanyal
Nikhila Trikha Nikhila Trikha ... Bharati R. Rai / Bharati C. Pratap
Sarah Thompson ... Sarah Jean Collins
Darshan Jariwala ... Ramnath Rai
Shruti Seth ... Rashtrawadi Party Worker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vinay Apte ... Babulal
Barkha Bisht ... Dancer
Dhananjay Galani Dhananjay Galani
Prakash Jha ... Ramkumar Seksaria
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Politics...and Beyond

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

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Release Date:

4 June 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bhopal, India

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Box Office

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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Dolby Digital

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The promotions mostly were on Ranbhir and Katrina, Ajay Devgn apparently wasnt happy with his role and walked out of Arakshan but worked in Satyagraha. See more »

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A Must Watch!
4 June 2010 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Mahabharat returns in Prakash Jha's 'Raajneeti'. This one is a Masterstroke! Jha makes a film about politics, it's players and it's history.

What works the most for 'Raajneeti' is it's inspiration. Jha and Anjum Rajabali's screenplay is water-tight, the first hour, especially, is fantastic. It's a winner, because it's a drama that creates an impact of it's own. Jha's direction is superb, and performances are award-worthy. Despite, a running time of over 2 Hours and 30 Minutes, this film is a must watch!

Jha and Rajabali's screenplay is water-tight, Jha's direction is superb. The Performances: Manoj Bajpayee is fantastic. He is sure to take away all the awards in the Supporting Actor category next year. Nana Patekar is, as always, flawless. Ranbir Kapoor is wonderfully restrained. Ajay is good, but he deserved more scope. Arjun Rampal is superb. Naseeruddin Shah in a cameo, is effective. Katrina speaks Hindi, and does a fair job. Nikhila Trikha is excellent. Shruti Seth is good. Others are perfect. The Camera-Work is killer.

'Raajneeti' is not to be missed. 2010 brings it's first power-packed venture! Two Thumbs Up!


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