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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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Credited cast:
... Bhaskar Sanyal
... Prithviraj 'Prithvi' C. Pratap
... Brij Gopal
... Samar Pratap
... Indu R. Sakseria / Indu P. Pratap
... Sooraj Kumar
... Veerendra 'Veeru' B. Pratap (as Manoj Bajpai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Babulal
... Dancer / Singer
Dhananjay Galani
... Ramnath Rai
... Ramkumar Seksaria
... SP Sharma
Jahangir Khan ... Bhanu Pratap
Ravi Khemu
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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 | Drama

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Also Known As:

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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Vivek Oberoi was signed for Arjun Rampal' s role but 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 »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Mora Piya - Trance Mix
Written by Sameer
Composed by Adesh Shrivastava
Performed by Kavita Seth
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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epic Mahabharata meets godfather.
5 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie last night. it was not planned but somehow i just went as some of my friends are big Prakash Jha fan. the movie started with some promise and it looked OK to me and my friends were more than happy the way it turned out. BUT i had my fears as it was turning out to be pretty much like godfather and the moment ranbir kapoor is slapped by the policemen that was the moment i was completely put off - HOW many times we see the same things. it was with sarkar too. abhisek bachchan in sarkar and ranbir kappor in rajneeti is all the same to me - trying to do a Al pacino. If that was not enough they brought in complete Mahabharata which was still good.

over all the movie is good, better than other releases but what was the point of bringing in Mahabharata and godfather in it. it could have been lot better in its own way but it didn't.


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