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Movie Review: Prassthanam (2019)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

Political rallies, exit polls, powerful families and unscrupulous netas surrounded by sycophants – welcome to the election central of India (read Uttar Pradesh). And one of the most influential leaders here is Ballipur’s Baldev Singh. He is aided by his morally upright and charismatic half-son Aayush (Ali Fazal). He is the heir apparent, much to the chagrin of his younger step-brother Vivaan (Satyajeet Dubey), who is a rich spoilt kid and a rabble-rouser with a violent streak. All these men are bound by one woman, Saroj (Manisha Koirala), Baldev’s wife. The complex family dynamic forms the crux of the story, which also draws inspiration from our epic tales Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “Prassthanam is a tried and tested political potboiler with power, greed and emotions at its core.”
TOI
3.0 “Sanjay Dutt, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey deliver power-acts in this engaging drama”
TNN
3.0 “All-in-all, better attention to details and towards editing would have added to the film’s dramatic impact.”
Filmfare
3.0 “Sanjay Dutt Shines in this Well Made Political Action Film”
Masala
Average Reviews
2.5 “Prassthanam is worth a one-time watch. Just don’t go with high expectations.”
Rediff
2.5 “Not The Big Screen Entertainment You Are Looking For!”
Koimoi
2.5 “The Sanjay Dutt film feels somewhat dated”
Indianexpress
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Sanjay Dutt stumbles in this game of thrones”
Gulfnews
2.0 “PRASSTHANAM rests on some great performances and a fine first half.”
Bollywoodhungama
2.0 “Weak plot fails Sanjay Dutt, Ali Fazal”
Indiatvnews

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