Satyagraha (2013)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 32 mins

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A dynamic and ambitious young man is poised to take the fast lane to 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 peoples' raw and unbridled anger is unleashed, the unintended penalty could be horrifying in and of itself. This patriotic drama 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.
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Did you know? Ralegan Siddhi (village of Anna Hazare), a small village in Maharashtra with a population of roughly 2,500 people, served as one of the main shooting locations for this movie. Read More
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as Manav Raghvendra
as Dwarka Anand
as Yasmin Ahmed
Special Appearance
as Sumitra
Supporting Actress
as Arjun
Supporting Actor
as Balram Singh
as Malini Mishra
as Chief Minister
as Gauri Shankar


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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Music Director: Komal Verma
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Komal Verma
Music Director: Aadesh Shrivastva
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Music Director: Aadesh Shrivastva
Lyricist: Prasoon Joshi
Playback Singer: Salim Merchant, Shweta Pandit
The Revolution Has Begun
Democracy Under Fire
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Throughout the film, Manoj Bajpai, in between his speeches, is heard to be murmuring to his aides, but his lips don't move.
It is noteworthy that the usually reticent Ajay Devgn and Prakash Jha promoted this movie on Comedy Nights with Kapil.

As part of the marketing strategy for this movie, a book titled Satyagraha - The Story Behind Revolution, penned by writer Pooja Verma, was released on 27 August by Prakash Jha, Arjun Rampal and Kareena Kapoor, which tells the story of the development of the film.

A small controversy was created when a social action group, the Bhopal Citizens Forum (BCF) objected to the laying of a tar road and construction of a makeshift market at the historic 19th century Benazir Palace, the location of shooting for this movie. The issue caught the attention of the National Monuments Authority (NMA) as well because Benazir Palace grounds come under the Gandhi Medical College (GMC, Bhopal).

The makers of this movie succeeded in convincing CNN Chief International Correspondent and journalist Christiane Amanpour to play a cameo role mirroring her real-life occupation as an international television correspondent, in this movie. The director, Jha was reportedly influenced by the huge fan following that Amanpour, famous for her reportage from war zones.

Kareena Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her stylist to choose offbeat and chic attire that completed her look of an international journalist.

This film, starring Amitabh Bachchan as social activist Anna Hazare, was shot mainly in Bhopal and New Delhi.

A state-of-the-art news studio set was built in Bhopal as it offered more space, specifically for this movie.

Ralegan Siddhi (village of Anna Hazare), a small village in Maharashtra with a population of roughly 2,500 people, served as one of the main shooting locations for this movie.
Movie Connection(s):
References: Gangaajal (Hindi)
Court allows release of ‘Satyagraha’
28 Aug 2013, by The Hindu
I see myself evolving from film to film: Arjun Rampal
19 Aug 2013, by The Times of India
Prakash Jha’s next hero in 'Satyagraha'
02 Jul 2013, by The Times of India
Ajay Devgn to play Kejriwal in Prakash Jha's film
15 Dec 2012, by The Times of India
Prakash Jha faces peoples satyagraha
07 Dec 2012, by Times of India