Direction: Prakash Jha
‘Satyagraha’ manages to stir the latent patriotic fervor in its audience but is deeply flawed in its execution. Prakash Jha’s storytelling not only offers simplistic solutions to very complex issues but I find his approach very problematic.
‘Satyagraha’ brings to fore a lot of systematic problems entrenched in the Indian society – corruption, government apathy, the collusion of the powerful and the helplessness of the common man. While all these issues are real, the director’s addressing of them is almost flippant. At the very onset, it is abundantly clear that even the protesters, with the exception of Dwarka Anand (Amitabh), have vested interests.
Manav Raghavendra’s (Ajay) involvement is totally emotional; for Yasmin Ahmed (Kareena), a peoples’ protest against the state government makes for a good story for her channel and Arjun’s (Arjun Rampal) supportRead More »from Yahoo Movies Review: Satyagraha