Satyagraha - External Reviews

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

It's predictable, preachy and over-simplified yet, it engages because it's close to home.



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39 reviewers have given Satyagraha an average rating of 1.9/5.0 (?)

6 yays
16 nays
17 so-so

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So-So by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...To buy this requires a huge suspension of disbelief if not a detachment from the Indian reality... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Prakash Jha has got his finger on the pulse of the people,... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Things happen so easily in Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ... SATYAGRAHA - A vague attempt to exploit a recent national issue, which is again made in Jha's same old set pattern, with no impressive solution for the problem... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ... SATYAGRAHA is an all-engrossing, compelling drama that mirrors the reality around us... full review

So-So by Prathamesh Jadhav , Bollywood Life ...All in all, director Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha is a film made with a noble intention to create an impact, but the not-so-tight execution of a flat storyline with loopholes the size of lunar craters leaves you with the empty feeling you get after watching a strictly okay commercial entertainer... full review

Thumbs up by Siddhi Palande , BookmyShow ... The film has ability to ignite the light. Do not miss it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ... If it weren’t for seasoned actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Manoj Bajpayee the film would have sunk into its own quicksand of good intentions and confused treatment.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ... Despite many glaring loopholes, Satygraha is a watchable political thriller.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ... Prakash Jha -- a perennial political complaint box -- offers nothing new either by way of content or style.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Satyagraha is a charged and intense drama guaranteed to move you as it's based on real events. Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee's performances make up for a weak script and execution. A solid watch, given its message.... full review

Thumbs down by Resham Sengar , DNA ... we can pin some hopes with the sequel that is if there is one in the pipeline.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...With an infuriating background score that keeps blaring "satyagraha, satyagraha" and a horrid sense of deja vu at every turn, it seems as though all parties involved have sleepwalked through this one.... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Prakash Jha has attempted a brave film... full review

Thumbs down by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...Satyagraha sadly crumbles and fades with the weight of trying too hard.... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The characters lack depth and the dialogues sound vacant and uninspiring. The narrative is uneven, the pacing – not exactly enlivening, the costuming – very wannabe and the music – thoroughly off-putting.... full review

So-So by Neha Mathur, ...Satyagraha, are sleeker and more refined in terms of production design, but lacking in the art of the story.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza,, ...While the movie does invoke in you some feelings, you do feel cheated that it does not attempt to answer the bigger question.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...The film tries to say so much that it ends up saying very little.... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj Kumar, ...Director Prakash Jha once again raids the headlines, this time turning his gaze on the growing public resentment towards the deep-rooted corruption in the system... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Big B. It is a performance that virtually dominates every twist of mood in the narrative. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Satyagraha, Prakash Jha's latest take on What Ails The Nation.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Satyagraha manages to make a mark in your conscience because of the important issues it talks about... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Satyagraha is an altruistic film with a clearly positive motive at heart.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...More whimpering than a roar, this movie unfortunately induced yawns instead of any feeling of rebellion.... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Though Prakash Jha makes a powerful point with the film, Satyagraha could have benefited from better execution.. - See more at: full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...over all this movie is an average combination of some 'Satya' performances and some 'Asatya' theme.... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Satyagraha succeeds at highlighting the problem but fails at achieving poignancy. ... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha is a political film that, for all its well-meaning bluster, neither stings nor scalds. It fails to hit the core of the truth that it seeks. ... full review

So-So Now ...Satyagraha is nothing but a superficial and half-baked attempt at putting forth a volatile socio-political issue... full review

Thumbs down by Ankit Ojha , Planet Bollywood ...With Satyagraha, what you see is a social message being colossally ruined in it's delivery. ... full review

Thumbs down by Prasanna D Zore, Rediff ...Satyagraha fails miserably in all three departments.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ..."Satyagraha” is at best a dull film that doesn’t grip you.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The film has its flaws but it is successful in capturing the disgruntled, restless and enraged mood of the country,... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Satyagraha' dialogues are precise and fantastic. Sachin Krishn's cinematography captures every sequence delicately and vividly. Songs and music are entertwined with the theme and plot of the movie... full review

So-So by SUDHISH KAMATH, The Hindu ...Jha paints a candid picture of the state of affairs behind the anti-corruption movement that rallied the youth... full review

So-So by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...You may not like this movie if you avoid socio-political realities in cinema.... full review

So-So by Rummana Ahmed , yahoo! India ...‘Satyagraha’ manages to stir the latent patriotic fervor in its audience but is deeply flawed in its execution.... full review