Aarakshan: Its all about reservation.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpayee, Prateik Babbar
Direction: Prakash Jha
Rating:***(3 Out of 5)
After making films like Gangajal, Apharan and Rajneeti, director Prakash Jha once again came out with another burning issue in his latest flick Aarakshan.
‘Aarakshan’ deals with the controversial and sensitive issue of ‘reservation,’ but doesn’t aim to give any permanent solution to the issue; instead it leaves the platform open for discussion and interpretation.
The first half is quite gripping, but the narrative loses its grips by the end of the story. Had the editing been crispier, it would’ve allowed the message to be delivered briefly with an immediate effect, nevertheless the story takes you through a roller coaster ride with a high dose of drama.
Some moments have been created marvelously, including- Dr Prabhakar’s last glance towards his College and the hunger that seems so visible in his eyes. The first scene, where Saif storms off from the interview room, due to some insulting remarks on his caste, also creates an impact.