Aarakshan

Synopsis: Following the Mandal Commission report and the Supreme Court of India's decision to maintain a 27 percent reservation for Dalits and lower/backward castes, right-winged political parties organize protests. The Principal of Shakuntala Thakral Mahavidyalal, a non-government college which is exempt from this mandate, gets in the limelight when it's Principal, Prabhakar Anand, endorses the decision - much to the ire of the trustees as well as the newly appointed Vice-Principal Mithilesh Singh, who has invested Rs.1200 Crores in private coaching classes. Prabhakar refuses to change his stand and ends up tendering his resignation, taking his family, consisting of his wife, Kavita and daughter, Poorbi, to live near Shambhu Yadav's Tabela after they find their family home being taken over by Mithilesh's coaching classes. Attempts to evict Mithilesh's staff will be in vain and will not only end up alienating the family from everyone but Prabhakar will also be summoned and possibly arrested for
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Prakash Jha
Production: Reliance Big Pictures
  4 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
Year:
2011
164 min
Website
315 Views


Deepak... kumar.

What is your full name?

Deepak kumar. That's it.

Family background?

Tell us about your father.

I never met my father, sir.

My mother raised me.

I see. What does she do?

She used to work as

a domestic maid, sir.

Now she irons neighbours' clothes.

You seem to have scored

But, afterjoining s.t.m.,

i topped the b. Sc. Stream with 76%.

And in m. Sc., i stood first

in the university's merit list.

Well... we can see that.

But, mr. Deepak... kumar,

ours will be the most expensive institute

in central india.

Children of politicians, businessmen,

bureaucrats and other vips will study here.

Our aim isn't merely

to provide top class education...

but also ensure their overall development.

Manners, etiquette,

communication skills, body language...

y'know, almost like a... finishing school.

You do know what

a finishing school is, don't you?

No. In fact, this is

the first time i've heard of it.

I can understand.

After all,

given your mother's background...

sir, please!

You aren't even capable of

understanding my mother's background.

And, as for manners and etiquette?

You can't find a better example

of that than me.

You've been repeatedly mocking

my caste and status...

and yet, this paperweight

continues to remain here.

If it weren't for manners...

i'd have branded your

institute's name on your foreheads.

Thank you, gentlemen.

Had you asked me a single question

about my subject, you would've realised that...

a person's intelligence and performance

do not depend on his background.

You have obviously forgotten that,

given the opportunity...

it was a backward caste person

who drafted our country's constitution.

It's precisely this despicable mentality

that is ruining our country.

I can't believe that they studied

in this very college.

And this is their mindset!

I have obviously failed as their teacher.

Sir... it's okay.

No! It's not okay!

I'm sorry that by sending you there

i caused you to suffer humiliation.

I thought that until your doctorate begins,

you could gain some experience.

And, it would also

reduce your mother's burden.

How's her backache now?

She's much better, sir.

Do look after her well.

Have you mailed your

papers to cornell university?

Sir, actually i'd like to

do my doctorate under you.

Absolutely not!

Whatever you needed to learn from me, you have.

Time you moved ahead.

Yes, sir.

But until you leave for the us, why can't

the principal give you a job at his college?

Mother... sir has already

helped me so much.

Now, if he also hires me,

won't people accuse him of favouritism?

You're back early, hariya?

Must've sneaked out

of the evening class. Isn't it?

The teacher himself didn't show up.

Don't tell me his goat was stolen again.

No, not the goat.

This time they say his wife ran away

in sheer frustration.

Shut up, silly boy!

Won't you play the computer game today?

No, got to work on important stuff.

Don't disturb me.

Why, haven't you finished

your homework yet?

No, i have to

submit this today. Go now!

Deepu... admit it.

You're scared of losing.

- So, suppose a plus b plus...

panditji, there you go again

taking the longer route!

Obviously! After all, he is from

the intellectual caste of our society.

How will he prove that

unless he exhibits his extra intelligence?

But sir, my answer is

the same as that!

Sure. But, why did you need

these extra four steps?

Sir, but i've memorized every answer.

Now, if i try the shorter route,

i could lose direction.

Ok.

Congratulations, principal sir.

Both ganesh and raghav

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Prakash Jha

Prakash Jha (born 27 February 1952) is a famous Indian film producer, actor, director and screenwriter, mostly known for his political and socio-political films such as Damul (1984), Mrityudand (1997), Gangaajal (2003), Apaharan (2005), including multistarrer hit movies Raajneeti (2010), Aarakshan (2011) Chakravyuh (2012), and Satyagraha (2013). He is also the maker of National Film Award winning documentaries like, Faces After The Storm (1984) and Sonal (2002). He runs a production company, Prakash Jha Productions. He also owns the P&M Mall in Patna and the P&M Hi-Tech Mall in Jamshedpur. more…

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