Raajneeti

Synopsis: Belonging to a prominent Uttar Pradesh-family of ruthless politicians, Samar Pratap is about to return to his Irish-American girlfriend, Sarah, in the U.S. and obtain a PhD, but cancels his trip when his father, Chandra, is shot dead. He decides to stay put and avenge this slaying but ends up dealing with aspiring politician, Indu Sakseria, who wants to wed him; his brother, Prithviraj, who has been granted control of the Rashtrawadi Party but is facing imprisonment on charges of Assaulting a Police Officer and Sexual Molestation; his cousin, Veerendra, who wants control of the party; and his astute maternal uncle, Brij Gopal - who secretly controls the entire family. Before he could even handle these situations, Sarah arrives in India and will soon accuse him of being a manipulative and conniving politician.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Prakash Jha
Production: UTV Distribution
  1 win & 14 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
14%
NOT RATED
Year:
2010
163 min
$2,000,000
Website
100 Views

ls there a festival today?

l don't think so.

And yet, every year for 27 years..

..she comes on this day,

to feed the poor.

How could Bharati possibly forget!

Those were momentous times.

Her father Ramnath

Rai was the state's..

..Chief Minister for 14 years..

..but her generation's

heady romance with leftism..

..had turned Bharati into a rebel.

Together with her

charismatic mentor..

..the idealistic Bhaskar Sanyal, she

stormed her father's public rally.

lndian politics was going

through a historic churning..

but Ramnath Rai was

blissfully complacent.

Only his astute

political advisor and..

Bharati's foster-brother, Brij

Gopal had sensed the turning winds.

Comrade Bhaskar will try to

draw you into an argument.

Do not fall into his trap.

l've been a politician

for 20 years, Brij Gopal.

l'm not a fool.

Mr. Rai, we have no

intention of disturbing your rally.

But, if you permit me,

l'd like to ask you..

a few questions on

behalf of the people.

Hey! Hey! Stop him!

Let him come.

The public on whose behalf,

he wants to raise questions..

already knows the answers to them.

And those who have been

enticed by his red flag..

should also be aware of

Ramnath Rai's political sacrifices.

The issue isn't about the

colour of the flag, Mr. Rai.

Poverty, hunger and

unemployment do not discriminate..

..on the basis of colour.

These people are besieged by

their own empty stomachs, Mr. Rai.

Offer them two slices of bread..

make a couple of sweet promises..

and they will pick up

a flag of any colour!

What kind of poverty

is this, friends..

which, in spite of their

schemes funded by millions..

..billions of rupees..

just refuses to go away!

So as of this moment..!

- Sir will leave now.

..we absolve you of any

worry about our poverty

Enough is enough!

Come on, uncle.

Switch the mikes off.

As soon as the ballot is cast,

you throttle democracy.

Don't be under any illusion that..

Have you no shame at all!

Conspiring against your own father!

Do you know that your revered

leader is not worth even a penny!

What l do know is that for you

people's worth is measured..

..only with money.

Shut up!

What?

There is no Comrade Bharati here.

Don't ever call here again!

Sir?

What are you doing?

Cooking khichdi..

Will you have some?

- Here, allow me..

- lf you cook this..

Oh, come on.. Just let me..

lt's going to rain.

Let me drop you home.

- Are you crazy?

- lt's the first rain, sir.

l love the rain.

Why don't you join me?

Don't be childish..

you'll catch cold.

Come on. Get inside.

Listen to me.

You're crazy! You'll catch a cold..

Nothing will happen to me..

Bharati..

l take full

responsibility for what happened.

You devoted

yourself completely to me.

But, l turned out to be weak..

and ended up betraying your trust.

What is done is done.

But, l will never be

free of this guilt.

l'm going..

leaving everything.. and everyone.

l have obviously failed.

My penance awaits me.

Bhaskar.

Get it here, hurry up..

Where's my baby?

Mr. Brij Gopal took him away.

l just wanted to see him once..

Brij Gopal convinced the

grieving Bharati into..

..a marriage with Chandra Pratap.

Of course, it helped that he was

the younger brother of Bhanu Pratap..

the aggressive leader of the

fast-rising Rashtrawadi Party.

No one realised that Brij Gopal had

killed three birds with one stone.

Besides securing Bharati's future..

he also got Ramnath Rai's

doddering party a strong alliance.

And of course, Bhanu

Pratap's Rashtrawadi Party..

harvested a windfall of

much-needed election funds.

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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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