Rajneeti: Review

When i was in school and we were asked to write essays on our favourite books i always wrote Mahabharata. There is a saying in Bengali :”Ja nei bharate, ta nei bharate” which means anything that did not find a place in the great epic, does not exist in India. Politics forms the crux of the epic. Dynastic politics, feud over property, power tussle between blood relations make each page of the greatest story ever told so gripping. But an adaptation of the same with Indian electoral politics as the backdrop fails to impress much. Specially so because this film comes from the kitty of Prakash Jha (who had raised the bar of film making with Gangajal). Had Karan Johar made this film i would have been all praises (like i was in MNIK; that film was pathetic too). Rajneeti works because Mahabharata works.

I will not go into the story of the film. I would just try to talk about certain aspects of the film which if absent could have made Rajneeti a classic. First is the screenplay. In the first half of the film it almost resembles a Yash raj drama! Specially the scenes between Ranbir and Katrina! The scenes went by too fast and editing was really bad which hampered the flow of the film. The songs were complete misfit and could have been given a miss! Prakash Jha should really learn how to use songs as background scores. Some concepts were cliche ridden. Dialogues were stale in most parts and evoked laughter in some serious scenes (like “tum mere jyesth putra ho”). The director’s attempt to adapt Mahabharata boomerangs. He lets many strings loose which becomes very difficult for him to sort out by the end of the film.

This is an extract of Aagan‘s review. Complete Review at Aaganzworld.

Update: I watched Raajneeti and absolutely loved it. My suggestion, Do watch it, if you like or have any interest in that bad game called Politics. I have. 🙂

Author: Harshit

Madman. So-called Computer Engineer. Hindi Music Freak. Hindi Movie Buff. Thinker. Reader. Critic. Blogger. PJist. (bath)room Singer. Madman.

7 thoughts on “Rajneeti: Review”

  1. I think Raajneeti is a good movie and from my side 4 star for it..
    Script is outstanding,screenplay is mindblowing,direction is up to the mark,chemistry between all lead characters is simply superb,manoj bajpai,ranbir kapoor, nana patekar & ajay devgan are brilliant…and overall movie is fantastic..
    but yes katrina last speech is pathetic..
    harshit really tumhari kuch bato se main bhi agree karta hu for ex-
    1.Prakash Jha should really learn how to use songs as background scores.
    2.boss is Dialogue “tum mere jyesth putra ho” par to sab hus rahe the.

  2. @Radhey

    I could not watch the movie today, n tomorrow’s tickets seem not available, but whatever, I think I will like the movie. I think it’d get 3-3.5 from me.

    PS: This review is not mine. I think u missed that.

  3. @harshit…maine review ke last me dekha tha ki ye tumhara nahi hai but jab main likh raha tha tab ye bhul gaya tha..waise main tumhara review dekhna chahunga..movie acchi hai boss,sure tumhe acchi lagegi..;)

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