Production- Prakash Jha Productions|UTV Motion Pictures
Director- Prakash Jha
Screenplay- Prakash Jha,Rutvik Oza & Anjum Rajabali.
Editing- Santosh Mandal
Cinematography- Sachin Krishna
Sound Mix- Dolby Digital|Datasat
Original Score by- Salim-Sulaiman,Indian Ocean,Meet Bros Anjjan & Aadesh Shrivastava
Cast- Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai,Vipin Sharma,Indraneil Sengupta,Mugdha Godse, & Amrita Rao.
Satyagraha….directed by Prakash Jha is another political thriller from his stable, he is known for movies of this genre and have given some really powerful movies with strong messages and he is one director whose movies mostly get in to controversies due to the content of the subject. This one did not have much of a problem hitting the screen on time. Well that explains it’s not that controversial.
The movie deals with a movement against corruption in our system, which we would have experienced in our day to day lives at some point or the other. This movement is led by Amitabh Bachchan,Ajay,Arjun and Amrita rao against Manoj Bajpai. Prakash Jha has a weird attachment towards his set of cast, he does not seem to change them and repeat them in all his movies, It’s high time he should choose actors who will look apt for the role rather than just repeating them for the sake of it.
This one has a stellar cast but have seen them in so many movies of the same kind so does not make any difference, Amitabh Bachchan’s acting in this was great, he was absolutely convincing and no one could replace him, In spite of the age factor and his health he still manages to deliver what is required of him, hats off to him. Ajay Devgn was good nothing to praise, Arjun Rampal was pretty much wasted,knowing his potential he is more than what he was shown, Amrita Rao was there nothing much to it, Kareena Kapoor as a news correspondent was fine, Manoj Bajpai in fact steals the show with his performance, In fact he brings in the comic relief in this high voltage drama.
The movie has so much to say, but it goes in vain due to sloppy screenplay. The spark which is usually seen in Prakash Jha’s movies was missing. The ideas and principles used in the movie will make you think, unfortunately we can make movies based on that, but can’t follow or execute them in real life, If we are able to I’m sure our Rupee value will go up, but we wont neither they will let us. It’s a shame that back 1947 when there were no means of good communication available Gandhiji was able to spread the word, brought a change and got us freedom, whereas we live in the age of Facebook,Twitter,You tube and Blogs, still we are not able to make a difference, In this movie these social medias were used to create awareness which is an amazing concept, Satyagraha would have been a riveting political drama with better treatment. Hopefully next offering from Prakash Jha will make it up.