Movie Preview: Satyagraha (2013)

Satyagraha – Democracy Under Fire, an upcoming Bollywood political thriller film directed by Prakash Jha starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Amrita Rao and Vipin Sharma in the lead roles.Kareena Kapoor will play the role of an international journalist.Current situations inspired Jha to make Satyagraha.Satyagraha is slated to release on August 30, 2013.

The film deals with the movement of the middle-class to re-negotiate democracy. Satyagraha reflects the uprising of the middle class against a corrupt and unjust system that leaves it with no recourse but to form a spontaneous movement to challenge the status quo. It is the story of a dynamic and ambitious young man who is poised to take the elevator of corporate success when a personal tragedy exposes him to the shocking consequences of corruption in this country. Joining hands with an idealistic old man, he ignites a people’s protest that soon escalates into a massive movement with a national resonance, battling politicians determined to crush and discredit him. However, when people’s raw and unbridled anger is unleashed, the unintended penalty could be horrifying by itself.

Amitabh Bachchan
Plays a man who is a firm believer of truth and an inherent believer of society who wants his son to give back to society and the nation all that they have given him. He is like a new age Gandhi.

Ajay Devgn
He is playing the role of Manav Raghvendra. He represents shining India and is a brilliant entrepreneur who uses the ways of the world to get what he wants.

Kareena Kapoor
She is playing the role of Yasmin. she is a hard headed TV reporter out on the field and she digs deep and as an opinion. A very strong connect with Ajay but equally when they clash on ideologies they break up and reunite when he comes back to his principles.

Arjun Rampal
Plays the role of a strong socially committed to become a politician. He studied in the same school of which Amitabh Bachchan was the principal.

Manoj Bajpai
Plays the character of the wily young politician who uses every means to break the system. He is the real threat to democracy.

Amrita Rao as daughter-in-law of Amitabh’s role

Vipin Sharma as Gauri Shankar, the Leader of the Opposition.

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