Bachchan is at his usual excellent best after years of experience in Hindi cinema.
| Original Score: 3/5
While its questions of affirmative action and charter schools could theoretically resonate with American auds, the pic's corny theatrics, talky, preachy approach and taxing 164-minute running time will not translate.
Subtle it ain't and subtle it needn't be. It is, though, mostly involving (if Bollywood long, at 2 hours 45 minutes) and even occasionally stirring.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
...focuses more on issues than the spectacular musical sequences for which Bollywood movies are famous.