Satyagraha starts off with a bang
with initial reels showcasing the fight between common man and
government. Actual drama unfolds when Dwarka Anand is arrested for
slapping a local collector for not releasing government compensation
for his son's death. The movie follows series of events which is
breath- taking and engrossing. However, the screenplay falters later
and you began to loose interest in this elongated tale. Direction wise
Prakash Jha chooses the true incidents( Anna Hazare's sacrifice) but
loses the balances tripping down the rabbit hole. Screenplay is better.
Editing should need a serious attention. Music is disappointing.
Performances by the star cast compensates for this . Amitabh Bacchan is
outstanding. Watch for him in the climax scene. Ajay Devgan and Arjun
Rampal lends in a good support. Manoj Bajpai is good as wicked
poilitician. Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Rao is passable.
Overall , Satyagraha is a sincere attempt to portray the stinking truth
of Indian politics. Should be watched by every Indian. Good 3/5