Official Synopsis: Satyagraha is the story of a son who yearns for a father. Of a father, who grieves for his lost son. Of a young woman who fights so hard with life that she has forgotten to love. Of an ambitious rabble-rouser, for whom action is the knee-jerk mantra. It is the story of how these four discover one another, and come together to raise hell, shaking the powers that be to their very roots! But, Satyagraha is also the story of an influential power-hungry despot who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Satyagraha- The revolution has begun!
Satyagraha is based on the Anti Corruption movement that was spearheaded by Anna Hazare. Amitabh plays a character modeled on Anna Hazare and Ajay Devgn plays a character modeled on Arvind Kejriwal while Kareena plays a character modeled on Barkha Dutt. While the movie is modeled on real events and real people the movie is the usual political masala movie filled with filmy scenes. It also has a item number and a stupid irritating song called Janta Rocks. Suddenly out of nowhere there is a scene where Kareena lashes out at Ajay for not responding to her missed calls and Arjun Rampal is suddenly seen with a gun talking about violence.
Amitabh acts well as the idealistic angry old man but his role is similar to his role from Aarakshan. In some scenes he says lines like he does on KBC. Ajay was good but his character was all over the place – a opportunistic businessman one moment, a person caring for the father of his friend and a politician at another moment. Kareena acts well and even copies Barkha in some scenes but her character is given unnecessary importance and is shown with too much make up. She is supposed to be a reporter but she is hanging at Amitabh’s house and attending political meetings along with Ajay. Manoj Bajpai is good this time as the politician. He does not overact like he did the last time in Aarakshan. Arjun Rampal is good but could not understand why he gets involved and what was his motive/objective. Amrita Rao was ok.
Prakash Jha’s direction is bad. Instead of trying to make a good movie using the real life incidents and people he makes one more cliched political movie similar to his previous movie Aarakshan. The movie is way too long and leaves one bored and exasperated by the end.Tags: Ajay Devgn Amitabh Bachchan Amrita Rao Arjun Rampal Exclusive Kareena Kapoor Manoj Bajpai Member Reviews Movies You Watched This Month Movies You Watched This Week Prakash Jha Reviews Satyagraha