Sunday, June 6, 2010

Power packed Rajneeti

It is power packed Rajneeti, nothing else. It is Prakash Jha, who gave us movies like Mrityudand, Gangajaal and Apaharan. It is modern day Mahabharat and when you want to make a movie on Rajniti, you will find all the ingredients in this Epic. It is a perfect entertainer, executed well with superb performance from Nana Patekar, Ranbir, Arjun, Nikhila Trikha and Manoj Bajpai. Are you missing few names? Yes, Katrina with so much mileage in this star-studded cast couldn't do justice to it. The best suited role for her is an anglo-Indian or a US/UK return babe. Ajay Devgn did well, but could have done better. It was great to see the return of Manoj Bajpai. Definitely this one is his best performance since Satya. Nana did justice to the part he played with a totally different look altogether. The whole movie is about Ranbir, who gave a stylish performance. The treatment was excellent, especially when Kunti meets Karna or Krishna influencing Arjun to kill Karna or the friendship between Durwadhan and Karna. Songs used in background as per requirement which helped to keep the flow of the movie intact. After the 2.45 hr experience, you will feel like you have just read and finished the whole Mahabharat and not very sure that it is a happy ending or a bitter one.

The story is about Indian politics, democracy and elections. Above all, it is a story of a few people who control the destiny of millions and their unstoppable ambition, and their bitter and violent battle to achieve it. This is the story of people who understand power - and know how to wield it at will.

It is the story of a fiercely fought election campaign, where money-power and corruption are the accepted norms, and where treachery and manipulation are routinely used weapons. As the personal drama of these conflict-ridden characters unfolds against this gritty backdrop, love and friendship become mere baits, and relationships get sacrificed at the altar of political alignments. The darkness that rises from their soul threatens to envelope all that they hold precious. Until eventually, in the crescendo of increasing violence, the line between good and evil blurs, making it impossible to distinguish heroes from villains.

Raajneeti has its ugly underside. It is about politics, and beyond. A must watch for everyone.