Raajneeti Reviews

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June 10, 2010
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.
June 4, 2010
The film -- full of romance, intrigue and fraternal strife -- is too diffuse to score political points. Or to have much impact.
June 4, 2010
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.
April 16, 2019
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.
July 3, 2016
Once you settle into the film, it veers from its original promise and descends into a bloody and incoherent mess.
June 7, 2010
More pulpy than political, this Godfather-ripoff Hindi electoral drama is a candidate for oblivion in U.S. theatres.
June 5, 2010
A contrived, overlong, convoluted and emotionally hollow political thriller that's high on production values and style, but low on substance, palpable suspense and poignancy.
June 3, 2010
The partly stiff-acting and tear-inducing reveals shroud the film's more earnest efforts at dissecting the bureaucratic, back-alley dealings.
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