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This epic tale of Indian democracy concerns Bhasker Sanyal (Naseeruddin Shah), a firey leftist politician who makes a single mistake that compromises his respectability and power. His fall affects nearly a dozen other people, including a family member who wanted nothing to do with the world of politics. Raajneeti was directed by Prakash Jha.

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Naseeruddin Shah
as Bhasker Sanyal
Nana Patekar
as Brij Gopal
Arjun Rampal
as Prithvi Pratap
Manoj Bajpai
as Veerenda Pratap
Katrina Kaif
as Indu Sakseria
Sarah Thompson
as Sarah Jean Collins
Ranbir Kapoor
as Samar Pratap
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Critic Reviews for Raajneeti

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  • Its adult and hard-hitting subject matter probably won't bring in masala-loving family crowds, but it offers a lesson with long-lasting emotional and moral impact for thinking audiences.

    Jun 10, 2010 | Full Review…
  • The film -- full of romance, intrigue and fraternal strife -- is too diffuse to score political points. Or to have much impact.

    Jun 4, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • Prakash Jha aims for something trenchant about thwarted destiny and ugly ambition in modern Indian democracy but mostly winds up with a convoluted and tonally awkward Godfather rehash, with nary a character worth rooting for.

    Jun 4, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Prakash Jha has the rare ability to spin stories which are raw and grounded. `Raajneeti' should have been all this and more, given that it is about dynastic politics, and a much-publicised representation of real-life figures.

    Apr 15, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Once you settle into the film, it veers from its original promise and descends into a bloody and incoherent mess.

    Jul 3, 2016 | Full Review…
  • More pulpy than political, this Godfather-ripoff Hindi electoral drama is a candidate for oblivion in U.S. theatres.

    Jun 7, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Raajneeti


Was like a breath of fresh air amidst all those NRI movies coming from Bollywood... If it was'nt for the sloppy climax, would've given this a 5 out of 5 :)

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