Raajneeti is an enthralling and assertive perspective of cold-blooded politics in a democracy. After a long time, an absolutely mind-blowing movie has been released at the Bollywood box- office. I say, you book the tickets right away before they are sold out!
What does the film in more than slightly is, but, the sheer commercial relentlessness of its drama. There’s absolutely no relief, respite, rhythm, or ‘thehrav’, What you sense here instead then is an over-dramatic, over-written screenplay: an over-boiled egg.
`Raajneeti’ could have been the film of the year. It had the potential, and the actors, but it comes together only intermittently. This is not the Prakash Jha who has made some of the most politically resonant films in Hindi cinema.
Rajneeti, or whatever there is of it, belongs to Ranbir Kapoor. He is excellent – intelligent and restrained in an enterprise which is strictly average, never mind its star roster, extravagant resources and bulldozer publicity. Suggestion: instead rent The Godfather DVD or — never thought, I’d live to say this – Sarkar.