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      Satyagraha

      Released Aug 30, 2013 2h 26m Drama List
      Reviews 31% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Personal tragedy leads an ambitious young man to join forces with an idealist to found a protest movement in India. Read More Read Less

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      Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express The trouble with cobbling together your film's plot from current headlines is glaringly evident in Satyagraha, Prakash Jha's latest take on What Ails The Nation. Rated: 1.5/5 Mar 19, 2019 Full Review Rachel Saltz New York Times More preachy than stirring; it hits its themes too squarely on the nose and hits them for about an hour too long. Rated: 2/5 Sep 3, 2013 Full Review Anna M.M. Vetticad annavetticadgoes2themovies It’s wonderfully timely and intermittently gripping, but suffers from an inability to decide whether it wants to be realistic or a vintage Bollywood fantasy that’s over-dramatised, unreal and inaccurate. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 15, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A solid political drama loosely based in the recent anti corruption campaign in India. Addresses quite a lot of issues including the moral grey areas and complex contours of campaigning. I suspect it was too much for the audience to chew off. Amitabh, Manoj and Ajay are all great in their performance. Slightly overlong, but compelling viewing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member long, long, too long! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha' is a film with lofty ambitions and a great sense of justice, undone ultimately by a severe lack of subtlety and a simplistic understanding of its ultimate denouement. It is, however, buoyed by even-handed direction and solid performances by a star cast led by Indian acting legend Amitabh Bachchan and featuring Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Rampal and a superb Manoj Bajpayee. Based loosely on the anti-corruption protests spearheaded by Anna Hazare a few years ago, the film tells the story of Dwarka Anand (played with regal restraint by Bachchan) who slaps a corrupt government official, and in doing so unleashes a wave of popular protest. Devgn plays the capitalist who changes hear to spearhead Anand's campaign, Kapoor Khan a journalist, Rampal a boots-on-the-ground social worker and the chameleonic Bajpayee essays the role of Balraj Singh, a wily amoral politician. The story and script by Anjum Rajabali, Prakash Jha and Rutvik Oza resonates on many levels, and aims, to a great extent succeeding, to spotlight the corruption so rampant in the system and the countless people it victimizes. Jha's use of location and especially crowds is impressive, even though he does try to pander to popular taste with a few ill-judged playback songs that don't quite work, given the context. The film wears its ambitions and most everything else squarely on its sleeve, functioning with the sensibility of a slap in the face - which could be just the pick-me-up the system needs. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Day: Sunday Date: 24 Nov 2013 Time: 10.00pm With: Maa, Azeem On: HDTV Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A towns stand against corruption...good movie though some characters were clearly not needed Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member What a terrible year for Bollywood - one dud after another. Let's make a rule - Anurag Kashyap and Dibaker Banerjee can't release films during the same year and Prakash Jha must only torture us with his topical films every 3 years. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Personal tragedy leads an ambitious young man to join forces with an idealist to found a protest movement in India.
      Director
      Prakash Jha
      Producer
      Prakash Jha, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
      Screenwriter
      Prakash Jha, Anjum Rajabali
      Distributor
      UTV Motion Pictures
      Production Co
      UTV Motion Pictures, Zeal Z Entertainment services, Prakash Jha Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Hindi
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 30, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $738.5K
      Runtime
      2h 26m