Today’s big release is Prakash Jha’s much awaited film Satyagraha which is the solo Bollywood release at the box office today. The film being touted as a political thriller is featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Amrita Rao in key roles.
It revolves around a common man’s fight for justice and the resulting struggle and aggression. Dwarka Anand (Amitabh’s Character) goes on an indefinite hunger strike to demand justice in a Gandhian way.
Ajay Devgn plays and ambitious entrepreneur who represents “India shining” but he faces an ideological struggle within himself. Arjun Rampal plays an idealistic politician. Kareena Kapoor plays a principled TV reporter while Manoj Bajpai is Arjun’s wily counterpart.
The scenes in the trailer, reminiscent of team Anna’s strike against the govt., have given rise to the perception that Amitabh Bachchan’s character is modeled on Anna Hazare. However director Prakash Jha has denied the comparison.
Satyagraha has been produced by UTV Motion Pictures and the music of the film has been composed by brothers Sulaiman Merchant and Salim Merchant.