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Aarakshan Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
August 12, 2011
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.
Manish Gajjar
Birmingham Mail
August 26, 2011
Bachchan is at his usual excellent best after years of experience in Hindi cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Anil Sinanan
Time Out
December 30, 2011
It is marred by the usual bolly-excesses: an inordinate length, unnecessary songs and the miscasting of real-life royal-blood Khan as a 'dalit' (untouchable). Well acted, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
August 11, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
August 11, 2011
...focuses more on issues than the spectacular musical sequences for which Bollywood movies are famous.
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