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Eklavya (2007)

Eklavya (2007)

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After a seven-year self-imposed exile from cinema, acclaimed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra returns to the director's chair for this tale about a Royal Guardsman and expert marksman whose loyalty to the crown is the stuff of legend. Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan) lives for one reason and one reason only: to protect Devigarh at all costs. For nine generations, Eklavya's family has protected Rajasthan's centuries-old citadel, and Eklavya's staunch dedication has even inspired loving ballads by the people of the kingdom. Whether guarding the royals themselves or just their secrets, Eklavya could always be counted on to see his job through to the bitter end. These days, however, Eklavya is getting old and his eyesight is failing. Though royal heir Prince Harshwardhan (Saif Ali Khan) had once fled to London in hopes of escaping the suffocating customs of his land, the death of Rani Suhasinidevi (Sharmila Tagore) has now prompted him to return to Devigarh and embrace his true fate. As new royalty comes in and old loyalty clings to life, Devigarh is about to experience one of the most sizable shifts the kingdom has ever witnessed.
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NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Classics , Drama
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Box Office:
$1,100,762.00
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Cast

Saif Ali Khan
as Prince Harshwardhan
Sanjay Dutt
as DSP Pannalal Chohaar
Vidya Balan
as Rajeshwari
Jackie Shroff
as Jyotiwardhan
Jimmy Shergill
as Udaywardhan
Sharmila Tagore
as Rani Suhasinidevi
Boman Irani
as Rana Jaywardhan
Raima Sen
as Princess Nandini
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Critic Reviews for Eklavya

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Strongly cast tale of royal scheming, family skeletons and healthy slaughter is an involving mood piece.

Full Review… | February 20, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

This stirring dramatic feature by Kashmiri director Vidhu Vinod Chopra marries its varied elements -- modernity and classicism, current-day India and its feudal past, contemporary corruption and blood tradition -- in a coherent and propulsive fashion.

Full Review… | February 15, 2007
Newsday
Top Critic

This is robust storytelling, with blood and thunder pumping through its veins, and real whiskers on its face.

Full Review… | February 15, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Here's a robustly unassuming and entertaining Bollywood melodrama starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt, set in a romanticised contemporary Rajasthan.

Full Review… | February 18, 2007

Not your typically silly Bollywood offering, this relatively short Indian saga is pretty to look at, demonstrating with gentle humor how a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

Full Review… | February 15, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Eklavya

½

Here's an interesting movie about a young prince who is forced to return home after the death of his mother. He comes to terms with responsibilities and the truth about his real father. As he tries to put life back on track, he realizes that he needs his father more than ever despite that he is a servant, a royal guard to the king. For this father, a man who holds his duty sacred but also wishes to know his true children, Nandini and Harsh. Great cast- Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Jackie Shroff, Jimmy Shergill, Sanjay Dutt, and Sharmila Tagore. Good music. Great movie by Vidhu Vinod Chora. Fantastic cinematography. Worth seeing!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

Fabulous! Full of suspense, action, family secrets, devotion & loyalty, with the bitter sweetness of love set in a historical setting. Depicting a Hindu religious epic.

Warda  Sufra
Warda Sufra
½

This movie is impressive! I scowl at those people who have rated this yet do not have a geist of what theater or art is all about. A good cast, wonderful acting and a unique story. Majestic, classy, unique and a good mixture of the modern world and the old ways. Two thumbs up!!
Movie Quote:
"Eklavya was a low caste warrior of unsurpassable skills. When Eklavya outclassed the royal princes in the art of archery, the man he had idolized as his mentor, the great guru Dronacharya, asked of him a terrible gift in return for his tutelage: his right thumb"

Note: If youre gonna get this movie, get it with the subtitles or english translations. I assure you, Its worth it :)

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