Raajneeti Reviews

  • Aug 12, 2018

    Its one of the best Indian political drama . It depicts harsh realities of politics of sub continent and if you look around . You can find many similar real life stories of political families and their bloody feuds among cousins or next generation after a successful journey or their forefathers . India and Pakistan both are filled with such real life stories of political families and history of bloody elections.

    Its one of the best Indian political drama . It depicts harsh realities of politics of sub continent and if you look around . You can find many similar real life stories of political families and their bloody feuds among cousins or next generation after a successful journey or their forefathers . India and Pakistan both are filled with such real life stories of political families and history of bloody elections.

  • Mar 23, 2018

    Definitely a weak plot. Amazing star cast, lump-sum of budget spent to portray story of Mahabharat of modern times. Still better than expected, some parts not understandable, wrt to Mahabharata. Disappointed

    Definitely a weak plot. Amazing star cast, lump-sum of budget spent to portray story of Mahabharat of modern times. Still better than expected, some parts not understandable, wrt to Mahabharata. Disappointed

  • Jun 05, 2016

    The story is weak and the performances by the actors can't save this movie as well.

    The story is weak and the performances by the actors can't save this movie as well.

  • Jan 07, 2016

    Watching political drama films is not in my routine list. Thus my review may not appeal to each and everyone. It's true that Prakash Jha is a master at making Political films, but its also true that he faltered to handle such a sensitive subject. Raajneeti is a predictable political revenge saga that has no soul in itself. The positive efforts of the film are overshadowed by damp writing, poor direction, and of course, a very 'political' type of routine screenplay. The film starts off well. Till the interval, many things go well. However, a poorly scripted second half just doesn't impress. Talking of the performances, every actor, except Katrina, gives an immensely powerful performance. Rather, performances are the only redeeming feature of this film. The music is charming, but was however, not just needed at all. The cinematography is excellent. The climax of the film is well scripted. Talking about what's not good in the film, its obvious that a poor writing and characterization kills the film. Although you see Naseeruddin Shah in all posters prominently, you don't get to see him for more than 2 or 3 minutes. Ranbir Kapoor's character is the worst scripted. One is lost in translation, thinking whether his character is positive or negative. There are various moments where you realize that the film's canvas was very big and the subject could have been exploited better. But, the film falls short of all the expectations one makes from this film. But, there are a few scenes, which really deserve praise. The sequences involving Ajay Devgn are simply the best ones. Apart from this, there is nothing you can expect from this film. On the whole, Raajneeti is a film that never takes itself seriously in terms of doing justice to its subject, but does take itself too seriously in terms of being a "Raajneeti" as a bad film. If you like such political revenge sagas, watch it, otherwise, avoid it with no regrets. Heavily disappointing.

    Watching political drama films is not in my routine list. Thus my review may not appeal to each and everyone. It's true that Prakash Jha is a master at making Political films, but its also true that he faltered to handle such a sensitive subject. Raajneeti is a predictable political revenge saga that has no soul in itself. The positive efforts of the film are overshadowed by damp writing, poor direction, and of course, a very 'political' type of routine screenplay. The film starts off well. Till the interval, many things go well. However, a poorly scripted second half just doesn't impress. Talking of the performances, every actor, except Katrina, gives an immensely powerful performance. Rather, performances are the only redeeming feature of this film. The music is charming, but was however, not just needed at all. The cinematography is excellent. The climax of the film is well scripted. Talking about what's not good in the film, its obvious that a poor writing and characterization kills the film. Although you see Naseeruddin Shah in all posters prominently, you don't get to see him for more than 2 or 3 minutes. Ranbir Kapoor's character is the worst scripted. One is lost in translation, thinking whether his character is positive or negative. There are various moments where you realize that the film's canvas was very big and the subject could have been exploited better. But, the film falls short of all the expectations one makes from this film. But, there are a few scenes, which really deserve praise. The sequences involving Ajay Devgn are simply the best ones. Apart from this, there is nothing you can expect from this film. On the whole, Raajneeti is a film that never takes itself seriously in terms of doing justice to its subject, but does take itself too seriously in terms of being a "Raajneeti" as a bad film. If you like such political revenge sagas, watch it, otherwise, avoid it with no regrets. Heavily disappointing.

  • Jul 22, 2014

    absolutely nothing to boast of... a complete unrealistic, awkward take on Indian politics trying too hard to imbibe Mahabharat at times... Ranbir iand katrina... the most disappointing of all...

    absolutely nothing to boast of... a complete unrealistic, awkward take on Indian politics trying too hard to imbibe Mahabharat at times... Ranbir iand katrina... the most disappointing of all...

  • Jun 10, 2014

    Prakash Jha has ripped off Godfather to get the role of Ranbir Kapoor (Al Pacino) and most dialogues are copied. A strong cast wasted, Manoj Bajpai is a perfect actor who can transform into any form of acting. Ranbir is a copy of Al Pacino , little too romantic for a political movie. Nana as always the best. Katrina looks like Sonia Gandhi. Overall movie is bit lengthy but watchable.

    Prakash Jha has ripped off Godfather to get the role of Ranbir Kapoor (Al Pacino) and most dialogues are copied. A strong cast wasted, Manoj Bajpai is a perfect actor who can transform into any form of acting. Ranbir is a copy of Al Pacino , little too romantic for a political movie. Nana as always the best. Katrina looks like Sonia Gandhi. Overall movie is bit lengthy but watchable.

  • Mar 12, 2014

    One of the best political drama/thrillers that I have ever seen. It is up there with the political thriller "Z" from 1969. The plot is about machine politics, political corruption, & family ties in India. It ultimately shows how power & politics brings out the worst in people. Complete with a composite of Indira Ghandi & a really good performance by American actress Sarah Thompson Kane (Cruel Intentions 2 & the tv show 7th Heaven) as the girlfriend of the main character ; the film will not disappoint & will surely entertain as well as inform. It is deep & metaphoric. Do not miss this one. I wish it would have got more attention in 2010 in the US.

    One of the best political drama/thrillers that I have ever seen. It is up there with the political thriller "Z" from 1969. The plot is about machine politics, political corruption, & family ties in India. It ultimately shows how power & politics brings out the worst in people. Complete with a composite of Indira Ghandi & a really good performance by American actress Sarah Thompson Kane (Cruel Intentions 2 & the tv show 7th Heaven) as the girlfriend of the main character ; the film will not disappoint & will surely entertain as well as inform. It is deep & metaphoric. Do not miss this one. I wish it would have got more attention in 2010 in the US.

  • Mar 02, 2013

    Simply ,a must watch.........

    Simply ,a must watch.........

  • Dec 08, 2012

    A very intense political drama with very strong performances

    A very intense political drama with very strong performances

  • Oct 29, 2012

    It was a 2 hour long movie (almost 3 hours) and it took about 6 hours to finish it cause i kept pausing. The movie only picked up in that last hour. The first hour DRAGGGED on. I wanted to die!! What a flop!

    It was a 2 hour long movie (almost 3 hours) and it took about 6 hours to finish it cause i kept pausing. The movie only picked up in that last hour. The first hour DRAGGGED on. I wanted to die!! What a flop!