Rajneeti - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

A could-have-been, wanna-be political thriller lacks the sizzle and cursorily glances over the sleaze. And yet, despite the dull lines, modern Mahabharat is a tale worth watching.



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Plot Summary

Love, sex and betrayal with a political dynasty backdrop

What Worked

  • The names given to the characters based on their origin in the Mahabharat. Sooraj for the son of the Sun-god, Karna; Brij for Krishna; Samar for pavan-putra Arjun and so on…
  • Given the above, Prithvi-Samar's party as
  • The fact that in politics it's all about timing, irrespective of how close the person you are is being hurt or even dying.
  • A few dialogues in the first hour or so of the film. They lost steam soon after.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • What's with all these women getting pregnant. Almost as if whenever the writers got stuck with how to move the story with a particular end in mind - make the lady go through some hormonal changes already!
  • The shot when Suraj (Ajay Devgn) splashes a bucket full of water on a car. What was the drama for?
  • The inconsistency in the language used by almost all the characters.
  • Katrina Kaif's Hindi might be improving but she surely needs to get rid of her accent when she speaks English to blend in.
  • Did Samar come to India for every birthday in the family!?!
  • In one of the early scenes, what was Samar (Ranbir Kapoor) saying "I will never be able to forgive myself" to Indu (Katrina Kaif) for? Went over-board in the writing, did we?