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Aarakshan (2011)

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

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Prakash Jha
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Prabhakar Anand
Saif Ali Khan ... Deepak Kumar
Manoj Bajpayee ... Mithilesh Singh (as Manoj Bajpai)
Deepika Padukone ... Poorvi
Prateik ... Sushant Seth
Tanvi Azmi ... Kavita P. Anand
Saurabh Shukla ... Mantri Baburao
Darshan Jariwala ... Anirudh Chaudhary
Yashpal Sharma ... Shambhu Yadav
Mukesh Tiwari ... Police Inspector
Rajeev Verma ... Damodar
S.M. Zaheer S.M. Zaheer ... Retired Professor
Chetan Pandit Chetan Pandit
Vinay Apte ... Neta Bhishamber
Anita Kanwar 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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Drama

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Country:

India

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Hindi | English

Release Date:

12 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$342,801, 14 August 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$342,801, 14 August 2011
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The whole movie was wrapped up within 3 months in one long schedule in Bhopal, the shoot was complete before the expected date. 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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things other then mentioned on the box
12 August 2011 | by bharat14101991See all my reviews

Well i was excited about this particular title, as this was something i was in favor of 'ANTI-RESERVATION' (as the promos showed). The promos were totally like they are in favor of anti reservation, check out any poster or promo out there.

"what will be the future of 1.2 million students in the time of 49.7% reservation", Now what does this strike to you? the movie shows exactly the opposite stuff.

Now when i get to the movie, what i saw was totally opposite. the movie was totally biased towards reservation, all the main characters were in favor of reservation and the villain n side kicks were in oppose. now i'm not saying that movie should have been in favor of anti reservation, as none of those goddamn directors, actors or producers have guts to go off the governments bloody decision. actually politicians do this for votes, n directors for money, that is why they don't want to say something in oppose of reservation. But even if you are creating a movie in favor of something you should say something about the opposite stuff too. this movie was totally biased, one side of the coin. not good for such a huge movie with huge star cast. this movie disappointed me so very much.

Now getting to the other flaws. all the impressive stuffs, dialogs n scenes which were shown in the promos were over in the first 45 mins of the start. after that i was just dumbstruck, the movie just a god knows what degree turn n whole stuff about reservation was trashed and a new topic was raised (lemme tell you first this topic had nothing to do with the main topic 'reservation'), and this was against coaching institutes or business in education. although this idea wasn't wrong fully but then they should have promoted the movie with this not the bullsh!t reservation thing.

Prakash Jha should not play with the sentiments of people, shame on him. it's a never-ever-ever-watch movie if you are a little sensible and you want some story. for rest of the dumbs, welcome carpet is still there.


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