Money, Violence And Sex
These all three constitute politics and power. So says Prakash Jha’s magnum opus Rajneeti.
A modern Mahabharata entwined with the cruelty of Indian politics, the film boasts of a strong cast and extraordinary performances.
Raajneeti tells the story of warring cousins and the horrific political games that are played to attain the power. It showcases ugly and greedy human tendencies, which force them to go to any extent to win the elections.
The film opens up slowly, and before you realise you are sucked into a dark, hazardous world. The story forces you to alter your perceptions regarding the characters at every stage, it is constantly disentangling at a mind-boggling speed that you land in a situation where you need to stop and think, what will happen next? The constant turns of events make you simply awed. That is exactly Raajneeti’s USP, its unpredictability.
Rajneeti is not unlike other political dramas like The Godfather or our very own Sarkar. However, it promises to be just as gory and shocking as our Indian politics, which is infused with mind-numbing violence, money laundering and sex.
The movie leaves you intrigued and spell-bound, and even if you are aware of similar true events, it still leaves you reeling.
So I’ll say, watch Rajneeti. Enjoy!