Movie Review “RAJNEETI” (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director: Prakash Jha
Writer: Prakash Jha, Anjum Rajabali
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgan, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Vinay Apate, Kiran Karmarkar, Shruti Seth, Sarah Thompson, and others
‘RAJNEETI’ is nothing but story of well known epic saga Mahabharata placed in today. Like Mahabharata ‘Rajneeti’ shows the power struggle in the family of ‘Pratap’. Two ‘Pratap’ brothers established the political supremacy over the region for decades. The older brother had charisma and younger brother had brains which gave their family unlimited and unchallenged political power. But when the time came to hand over this power to next generation and select the successor the battle begins. Elder brother’s son Virendra (played by Manoj Bajpai) who thinks he should rightfully crowned as party supreme after his father, gets furious when his uncle takes over the party and devalues his position in party. So his lust for power makes him kill his uncle with the help of a Dalit friend Suraj (played by Ajay Devgan). He even wants to destroy his uncle’s sons Prithvi and Samar (Played by Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor). So the both sides want each other’s blood at any cost. Who will win and at what cost?
As we all know Mahabharata very well, movie does not able to shock us, no twist are unknown or good enough. But acting performances are brilliant which makes you survive for almost 3 hours. Out of all actors Manoj Bajpai stand out brightly.
If I have to rate this movie I will give it 6 out of 10.