Film: Satyagraha; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Amrita Rao; Director: Prakash Jha; Rating: ****
Prakash Jha's Satyagraha bears no thematic relation to any of his earlier political dramas. It is certainly not a sequel to his Raajneeti, as has been reported in some sections of the media. And yes, it is most certainly based on the movement that Anna Hazare started against corruption. To say that Bachchan's character Dwarka Anand in Satyagraha, lovingly called Dadu ji by one and all, and Dadu ji's turbulent relationship with the go-getting NRI-turned-Gandhian-nationalist Maanav Raghvendra (Devgn) does not bear a resemblance to the Anna Hazare-Arvind Kejriwal equation, would be plain blindness.
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