CAST & CREW
The film starts with Deepak Kumar ( Saif Ali Khan), who is in an interview, and the interviewer dismisses him just because he is from a lower caste. He tells this incident to his mentor, Dr. Prabhakar Anand ( Amitabh Bachchan), who is the principal of SRT College. Dr. Anand offers him a job in his college as a teacher. He starts working there and becomes friends with Sushant ( Prateik Babbar) and Poorvi ( Deepika Padukone), who proceeds to become his girlfriend. Later, Dr. Anand refuses to give admission to one of the nephews of a minister. Therefore, the minister appoints his man, Mithilesh (Manoj Bajpai), to teach him a lesson in his college. After that, the Supreme Court passes a decision in favor for reservation and Dr. Anand gives a statement, which leads him to give his resignation from his post. Later, the coaching war begins between Dr. Anand and Mithilesh. Mithilesh tries to create hurdles in Dr. Anand’s way. What happens next? For that, you have to watch the film.
Political-drama is the strength of Director Prakash Jha, and here also he tries to create the same. The first half of the film has been pointed towards the caste reservation system in India, but in the second half of the film, he loses his path. This time, Prakash Jha’s narration is not as good as his previous flicks like ‘ Gangaajal’, and ‘ Raajneeti’.
Amitabh Bachchan once again delivered a great performance as a strict principal. What can we say about Manoj Bajpayee, he again proves his acting skill are the best. Saif Ali Khan also did a fabulous job, as he worked a lot on his Hindi diction for this character. Deepika Padukone executed an extremely amazing performance; her work is easily noticeable between these famous actors. Prateik also looks good in some of the scenes, but overall his performance is alright.
1. Again, a film by Prakash Jha, which has a very nice social message, complemented with an interesting plot.
2. Great performances by excellent actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Saif Ali Khan, and Deepika Padukone.
3. The film has pleasant music, especially the track ‘Achha lagta hai’.
WHAT’S NOT THERE?
1. The film looks a little lengthy, especially some of the scenes in the second half seemed unnecessary.
2. The film tries to cover two issues- reservation and education system- but the screenplay of the film was according to the reservation, so it fails in the second half.
If you love to watch political-dramas, then you must go watch this film.
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