Movie Preview – Satyagraha

After a political drama called Raajneeti, Prakash Jha is back again with another movie on our Indian political plights, Satyagraha which is scheduled to come out this Friday. So before you go watch the movie, we thought we’d give you a few insights of the film.

Satyagraha’s story depicts the struggling tale of a common man and his demands for freedom, justice and peace. Looking at the promos, we see that the cast of the film Amitabh Bachchan. Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao and Manoj Bajpayee will be putting up some intense performances with the main focus being Big B, who will be seen going on an indefinite hunger strike in the Gandhian way to demand justice.

The movie’s promos showcase Amitabh Bachchan in way that resembles the scenes of 2011 when social activist Anna Hazare went on the same strike against the government. But Prakash Jha made it a point to deny all such rumours by saying Amitabh’s characted is not modelled around Anna Hazare.

In an interview, he said: “The film is not based on Anna Hazare and has nothing to do with the movement. The entire process of ‘satyagraha’ comes from Gandhiji. Mr. Bachchan plays the role of a ‘satyagrahi’ who believes in truth.”

 

Satyagraha is a UTV Motion Pictures production and has mostly been shot in Bhopal. It has been made on a budget of about Rs 50 crores and will be a solo release this week, giving it a heads up on the box office collections. In these times where everyone goes ‘out-of-the-box’ or ‘out-of-the-way’ to market and promote their films, Prakash Jha has maintained is low and has utilized the digital platform to market his film and has been quite successful. He also admitted recently that the movie is a sequel to his Raajneeti and there will be  a third part as well.

The music of the film has been given by brothers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant and the song ‘Raghupati Raghav’ has garnered attention for it’s lyrics and essence. Well, we’ll just have to wait and see how it does on the box office collections or rather would you prefer going to the theatre? Let us know your views!

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