Satyagraha Movie Review
Ratings : 4/5 Satyagraha Review by Taran Adarsh
SATYAGRAHA is the story of a man who is a firm believer of Gandhian principles (Amitabh Bachchan), an ambitious entrepreneur who represents the modern India shining philosophy (Ajay Devgn), a social activist who aims to be a politician (Arjun Rampal), a fearless political journalist (Kareena Kapoor) and a wily politician (Manoj Bajpayee) who uses every means to break the system.
Executing a political thriller seems like a cakewalk for Jha, who, by now, is a veteran in this genre of cinema and executes a variety of sequences with aplomb. Note the point in the narrative when Amitabh is released from police custody after Manoj Bajpayee intervenes and the sequence that ensues. There’s another pertinent moment between Amitabh and Ajay – an emotional one, in fact which gets you all moist eyed.
Amitabh Bachchan is incomparable and unmatched yet again, delivering a performance that’s easily one amongst his finest in the recent times. He’s fantastic and also the scene stealer. Ajay Devgn underplays his part brilliantly. He breathes fire where required and handles the poignant moments with extreme care, without going overboard. Kareena Kapoor is effortless yet again, displaying a natural streak while interpreting her character. Arjun Rampal also stands out in a film that boasts of towering performers. That speaks volumes of his range as an actor of calibre and competence. Manoj Bajpayee is vicious and sadistic to the core, flaunting the evil streak to the optimum. Here’s another power-packed performance by this splendid actor. Amrita Rao sparkles in a noteworthy role, leaving a strong impression.
On the whole, SATYAGRAHA is an all-engrossing, compelling drama that mirrors the reality around us. For the splendid drama and the electrifying dramatic highs, I suggest you must watch this hard-hitting fare. Absolutely recommended!
Cast & Crew
Director – Prakash Jha
Starring – Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao
Music – Salim – Sulaiman, Aadesh Shrivastav, Meet Bros Anjan Ankit, Indian Ocean
Producers – Prakash Jha, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Release date – 30 August 2013
Satyagraha movie Review by Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao.