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Robert Langdon
3rd June 2010, 04:56 PM
Theatre : Grand Sahara (Sharjah)
Showtime : 10:30 AM
Duration : 170 minutes

Came after watching Prakash Jha's latest offering "Raajneeti" starring Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal and Ajay Devgan in the lead...
While watching this movie you will get a feeling that the whole plot and characters are heavily inspired from the epic story Mahabharatham and the classic "The Godfather"...

"Raajneeti" is basically a complex game of politics where human relationships are challenged to achieve the ultimate power...

Story rolls on with a flashback where, Bhaskar played by Naseruddin Shah, an old leftist, challenging the most powerful leaders together with the support of a young lady who considers him as God.. But destiny changes their fortunes when she gets impregnated due to Bhaskar and gives birth to the child, but even before see her child's face, Brij Gopal played by Nana Patekar abandons the child...

Rolling to present era. Sooraj Kumar (played by Ajay Devgan) is the guy whom the people of Azad Nagar considers as the leader of Dalits... In parallel, story of a family with huge political background develops with the clashes between Prithviraj (played by Arjun Rampal) and Veerendra (played by Manoj Bajpayee) for the political throne, after Prithviraj's father is shot dead... Samar (played by Ranbir Kapoor) comes in as a help for his brother and Sooraj joins with Veerendra... Rest of the story deals with who gets to the throne finally, where Indu (played by Katrina Kaif) also gets trapped in this war...

One can clearly say that, the characterization of Sooraj was definitely etched out from one of the greatest epic character "Karna" from Mahabharatha and that of Katrina Kaif was from the life of Sonia Gandhi.. The makers have deliberately tried to create a replica of personality of Sonia Gandhi in Katrina Kaif !! Manoj Bajpayee can be seen as Duryaodhana... And many incident/situations resembles both Mahabharatha and Godfather....

Eventhough the whole proceedings were looking predictable, Prakash Jha has done a commendable job in keeping us engaged most of the time... And hats off to him for the effort he has put in to make this film... Coming to performances, everybody justice to their parts...

Ranbir Kapoor is maturing with each film.. He was utmost convincing as Samar... No incertitudes on him becoming the next superstar of Bollywood !!:wink: Arjun Rampal pitches in yet another power-packed performance... Ajay Devgan was good... Katrina Kaif takes a break from her glam-doll image here and it pays off.. Her transformations were very well enacted.... :clap: Another actor who steals the show is Nana Patekar with his impeccable timing and dialogue delivery... Manoj Bajpayee as the antagonist was superb.... And the support cast also does a fine job...

Cinematography was pretty good... BG score was just OK...

On the downside, the pacing of the second half gets slowed down, at times.... BG score could have been better... Duration of the film should have been taken care of by some trimming...

On the whole, watch Raajneeti for the sincerity with which Prakash Jha has made this film and also for the excellent performances put up from Ranbir, Arjun, Ajay, Katrina and Nana Patekar...

Verdict : Contemporary Mahabharatha.. Good..

Rating : 7.5/10

lalistheonlySuperStar
3rd June 2010, 04:59 PM
thanks binoy great review

Antony Moses
3rd June 2010, 05:01 PM
Thanks Bitnoy!

Bean
3rd June 2010, 05:01 PM
Shyama Benagal -nte Kalyug ithu pole thanne Mahabharatham -thinte modern day version ayirunnallo..Athumayi comparable ano..?

Saroj Kumar
3rd June 2010, 05:02 PM
Thanks a ton macha. Avadhikaalam ingane okkeye muthalakkaan pattu. :lol:

~~Meesha Madhavan~~
3rd June 2010, 05:03 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Katrina :cheers: :cheers:
Ranbir :cheers: :cheers:
Rajneethi :kayyadi: :kayyadi:

Thanks Binoy

Kunjan
3rd June 2010, 05:15 PM
wonderful review. thanks mate :)

Robert Langdon
3rd June 2010, 05:23 PM
thanks binoy great review
Welcome LITOS anna....

Robert Langdon
3rd June 2010, 05:23 PM
Thanks Bitnoy!
Welcome Dickambaran!

Robert Langdon
3rd June 2010, 05:24 PM
Shyama Benagal -nte Kalyug ithu pole thanne Mahabharatham -thinte modern day version ayirunnallo..Athumayi comparable ano..?
Well... Kalyug njan kandittilla...

Robert Langdon
3rd June 2010, 05:25 PM
Thanks a ton macha. Avadhikaalam ingane okkeye muthalakkaan pattu. :lol:
Welcome macha... Avadhikaalam choodathu karinju pokuvaa...:pottan:

Robert Langdon
3rd June 2010, 05:26 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Katrina :cheers: :cheers:
Ranbir :cheers: :cheers:
Rajneethi :kayyadi: :kayyadi:

Thanks Binoy
Welcome Meesha....

EmmeS
3rd June 2010, 05:26 PM
Thanks BINOY :hug:

Robert Langdon
3rd June 2010, 05:26 PM
wonderful review. thanks mate :)
Welcome Kunjan....

Robert Langdon
3rd June 2010, 05:26 PM
Thanks BINOY :hug:
Welcome Bijoos anna...:biggrin:

Nick Nack
3rd June 2010, 05:28 PM
Thanx Binoy... Nice review... must watch this one...

Saroj Kumar
3rd June 2010, 05:30 PM
Welcome macha... Avadhikaalam choodathu karinju pokuvaa...:pottan:
Thanuppikkaan singam kanaan povaam :biggrin:

Mallik Bhai
3rd June 2010, 05:30 PM
thanks binoy...

KasinathaN
3rd June 2010, 05:31 PM
Thanks Binoy

double chankan
3rd June 2010, 05:53 PM
thnx binoy :cheers:

wanted to watch this from when it was announced.. but the speech of katrina in the trailors was a turn off..

sivaraman
3rd June 2010, 05:54 PM
thanx bhai.......

Freddy
3rd June 2010, 06:06 PM
thanks binoy

tonykuttan
3rd June 2010, 06:18 PM
Thnx 4 d gr8 review

Stephen Ronald
3rd June 2010, 06:57 PM
Thanks Binoy, Gud Review.

Waterloo
3rd June 2010, 07:12 PM
thanks

jiru
3rd June 2010, 07:36 PM
Thanks binoy.. Super review..

Mr.Lonely
3rd June 2010, 07:37 PM
thanks binoy :)

Sree
3rd June 2010, 09:11 PM
thanks da


Duration : 170 minutes

:eek::eek::eek:

Kannettan
3rd June 2010, 09:17 PM
thnx da

naran
3rd June 2010, 09:45 PM
thnkss benoy...ithu modern mahabaratha anennu nerathe arinjirunnu

ITV
3rd June 2010, 09:46 PM
Thanks Binoy

dubaikaaran
4th June 2010, 12:03 AM
thaks binoy

chunakuttan
4th June 2010, 12:54 AM
Good review.....appol nale thala vekkam alle......

kiroo
4th June 2010, 03:21 AM
thanks binoy..detailed and analytical review..!!!

sertzui
4th June 2010, 04:11 AM
Thanks Binoy. I like Prakash Jha movies.

Niranjan
4th June 2010, 04:35 AM
Thanks Binoy

Excellent Review

Zodiac
4th June 2010, 06:06 AM
thanks daa... :)

Sootran
4th June 2010, 06:15 AM
Thanks Binoy.....

Nice Review..

multiplex hit aakumayirikkum...

Vascodagama
4th June 2010, 06:30 AM
THANKS BINOI...

Kannettan
4th June 2010, 06:31 AM
sootrante siggy :lol:

Vascodagama
4th June 2010, 06:31 AM
Thanks Binoy.....

Nice Review..

multiplex hit aakumayirikkum...


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Fontu
4th June 2010, 06:56 AM
Thanks Binoy..nice to ur review after long..!!and excellent review.

Robert Langdon
4th June 2010, 02:27 PM
Welcome all....:smiling:

Robert Langdon
4th June 2010, 02:30 PM
Thanks Binoy.....

Nice Review..

multiplex hit aakumayirikkum...

Siggy :ennekollu: :ennekollu:

radheyam
4th June 2010, 04:27 PM
thanks binoy

DON
4th June 2010, 04:33 PM
Thanks Binoy

Robert Langdon
4th June 2010, 07:37 PM
Welcome radheyam and thatsaravind....

Winner
4th June 2010, 08:21 PM
Thanks Binoy; a review from your side after a long time; normally we were reading your reviews about the tamil films before it reaches to Kerala.

Also as usual a well written review

Kyaari
4th June 2010, 08:23 PM
thanks binoy

Robert Langdon
4th June 2010, 08:31 PM
Thanks Binoy; a review from your side after a long time; normally we were reading your reviews about the tamil films before it reaches to Kerala.

Also as usual a well written review
Welcome macha..... College hostel ile mobile net nte speed sherikkum pathetic aayakondaanu oru brk edukkendi vannathu...:yes:


thanks binoy
Welcome anna....

PARAMU
5th June 2010, 10:22 AM
thanks binoy

Sethu Madhavan
5th June 2010, 10:26 AM
thankq binoy.........:flower:

double chankan
5th June 2010, 12:16 PM
Deliciously dramatic, and packed with sinister twists and turns, the film's plot and characters are rooted in "The Mahabharata", although parallels with "The Godfather" are hard to ignore. Jha's film relies on the solid performances of its ensemble cast to distract your attention from its many lapses.

Rajeev Masand copies reviews from SS :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Masand: 'Raajneeti' is thrilling and gripping - Movies News - Masand's Verdict - ibnlive (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/masand-raajneeti-is-thrilling-and-gripping/121986-8-84.html)

navarannan
5th June 2010, 12:45 PM
thanks bonoy. Nice review.

Aaram ThampuraN
5th June 2010, 01:28 PM
thanks binoy........

Robert Langdon
5th June 2010, 10:19 PM
Welcome all....


Rajeev Masand copies reviews from SS :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Masand: 'Raajneeti' is thrilling and gripping - Movies News - Masand's Verdict - ibnlive (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/masand-raajneeti-is-thrilling-and-gripping/121986-8-84.html)
Ee Rajeevettane kond thottu....:kudiyans:

double chankan
6th June 2010, 06:23 PM
The whole cast - the mother of Ranbir and Arjun :salute:

Prakash Jha :salute:

Katrina in bridal costume :wow:

Neelakantan
7th June 2010, 12:52 AM
Saw this film today... it was good... as Binoy's tagline says, everyone feel the similarities... but the main point is how the director presented it... and Jha did his job well... eventhough first half was bit lagging, it was compensated by the superb second half...

I felt Manoj Bajpay was excellent in his role... then Arjun Rampal... he has got some truly excellent scenes[like the killing scene of SP]... Ranbir, Ajay, Patekar and Katrina were also good, but they didnt get many scenes to show something exceptional...

I think this movie will click... :):

Robert Langdon
7th June 2010, 02:12 AM
Saw this film today... it was good... as Binoy's tagline says, everyone feel the similarities... but the main point is how the director presented it... and Jha did his job well... eventhough first half was bit lagging, it was compensated by the superb second half...

I felt Manoj Bajpay was excellent in his role... then Arjun Rampal... he has got some truly excellent scenes[like the killing scene of SP]... Ranbir, Ajay, Patekar and Katrina were also good, but they didnt get many scenes to show something exceptional...

I think this movie will click... :):
Thanks macha....:handshake: