Satyagraha (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 24 Critic Reviews | Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan


Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Amrita Rao, Vipin Sharma, Anjali Patil, Shireesh Sharma, Indraneil Sengupta, Natasa Stankovic

Satyagraha Posterdirection:

Prakash Jha


Prakash Jha, Anjum Rajabali


Prakash Jha, Anjum Rajabali


Rutvik Oza


Sachin Krishn


Salim Merchant, Suleiman Merchant, Indian Ocean (band)

produced by:

Prakash Jha, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur

weird aggregate rating 4.9/10language:




release date:

run time:
152 minutes
Satyagraha (2013) on IMDb

Big B Ajay Arjun Kareena Manoj in Satyagraha-Hindustan Times
"Filmmakers don't bet on actors like me": Manoj Bajpayee-Hindustan Times
Prakash Jha adds Item no in'Satyagraha'-NDTV
Kareena to don a hat of journalist for Prakash Jha's Satyagraha-India Today
Amitabh Bachchan to play Anna Hazare in Jha's Satyagraha-One India
'Indian Ocean' teams up with Prakash Jha-Deccan Chronicle
Prakash Jha faces peoples satyagraha-Times of India

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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-8
Not a day passes when you don't hear/read about rampant scams and corruption, dreadful and appalling crimes, shortage of essential commodities and thick-skinned and power-hungry netas going back on their promises. There's no denying that you commence the day by reading
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  •  Times of India -Srijana Mitra Das Rating-9
There's a shot in Satyagraha - a rainbow glimmering for a second between jets of water pounding protestors - which typifies this film. Vibrantly layered, Satyagraha weaves together urban legends of corruption, encompassing corporate lobbyists to murdered engineers.
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  •  DNA -Sarita Tanvar Rating-5
If you ask me if Satyagraha is based on Anna Hazare and his whole movement, I will have to say yes. Even though everyone connected to the film has denied that. There are just too many coincidences for me to call this film a work of fiction.  Yes, large dollops of fictional elements have
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  •  Rediff -Prasanna D Zore Rating-2
Like in AarakshanRajneeti and Chakravyuh, in Satyagrahatoo, Jha dares to take on the well-entrenched vested interests that symbolise the current political turmoil in the country, but in equally frivolous vein fritters
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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-6
Why everyone was looking forward to Satyagraha? Story inspired from a huge anti-corruption moment, talented star cast and of course Prakash Jha. But does the film manage to pull off over expectations? Yes, to a great extent, but with glaring loopholes.There can’t be a better time to release

  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-5
Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha is a political film that, for all its well-meaning bluster, neither stings nor scalds. It fails to hit the core of the truth that it seeks.The Apaharan-Raajneeti-Aarakshan formula is intact here. Director and writer Jha takes up a topical socio-political issue and forges

  •  Bollywood Life -Prathamesh Jadhav Rating-5
In a country where corruption is so deeply entrenched in our system as well as in our collective psyche, scams get unearthed every day and politicians are frowned upon for the sorry state of the nation, Jha dares to portray a sincere story to reflect the angst, frustration and helpless of the aam aadmi

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
The story that I was expecting to be gritty ended up grating my nerves. Coming from Prakash Jha, a man whose Damul ranks amongst my personal favorites, the fan inside me was severely bruised. This is a poorly researched film that bends below his standard. Maintaining a politically righteous
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-5
You know it's a Prakash Jha film when you see a socio-political background. You know it's a Prakash Jha film when you see all the biggies of B-Town coming together to give the best performances of their lives and you know it's a Prakash Jha film when there are too many sermons to preach.
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  •  The W14 -Mayank Shekar Rating-2
Right at the start of the film we see Ajay Devgn as a young fellow who’s visiting a small town for his best friend’s wedding. The best friend’s dad (Amitabh Bachchan) is a siddhantwadi, principled sort of man, who used to be the principal of a local school once. Over a casual dinner at home
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
With Satyagraha director Prakash Jha once again raids the headlines, this time turning his gaze on the growing public resentment towards the deep-rooted corruption in the system. Jha borrows liberally from real events and the lives of real people, including famed anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-4
If good intentions were enough to make good movies, Satyagraha would be a masterpiece. Prakash Jha is one of the few directors in Bollywood who has consistently championed political cinema. His rage at the rotten state of the system has simmered through his movies for nearly three decades.
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  •  Zee News -Resham Sengar Rating-4
Prakash Jha’s ‘Satyagraha’ is an honest endeavour to capture the wrongdoings of our statesmen by picking cues from recent social movements against the corruption. Clearly, there are flavours of the Anna Hazare revolution in the film. And although Jha manages to keep his production values high
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  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-6
‘Satyagraha’ manages to stir the latent patriotic fervor in its audience but is deeply flawed in its execution. Prakash Jha’s storytelling not only offers simplistic solutions to very complex issues but I find his approach very problematic.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-6
The towering presence and performance of Big B and Ajay Devgn who give their best in this film saves 'Satyagraha' from the haunting demons of Prakash Jha's previous films in this trilogy to a certain extent.  'Rajneeti' suffered from the human drama getting lost in the political and in 'Aarakshan'
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  •  Mid-Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-4
Prakash Jha has given us movies like 'Mrityudand', 'Gangaajal' and 'Apaharan', which were bold enough to take on the issues of corruption and self-serving politicians. These movies made you sit up, outraged and wanting to be a part of the revolution to get rid of such politicians.
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  •  One India -Nabanita Rating-5
A new landmark, a revolution was created in the history of Ambikapur, after thousands of enraged commoners thronged on the streets to raise their voices against the corrupt and unjust system of the country. That's what the maverick filmmaker Prakash Jha has tried to portray in his new
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -Khaled Mohamed Rating-4
Meet Daduji of Ambikapur. A retired schoolteacher, he’s mega-peeved when he catches his about-to-be-married son swigging a bit of booze. In fact, all hell breaks loose. And woe and behold, the son’s drinking buddy is even banned from attending the wedding ceremony. A tad intolerant, isn’t he, this Daduji?
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  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-4
When it comes to cinema, its truth is equally divided in to three parts - story, acting and direction. What the movie lost out in story and direction, it made up for with acting. The movie's saving grace was Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai and somehow managing to secure the third spot on this list
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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-3
The trouble with cobbling together your film's plot from current headlines is glaringly evident in Satyagraha, Prakash Jha's latest take on What Ails The Nation. It becomes a case of putting on celluloid events that have just finished unfolding, and are still unravelling in front of our eyes
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  •  Rediff -Paloma Sharma Rating-6
Prakash Jha's much-awaited political thriller, Satyagraha has a heart of gold.Made in the right political climate, it's a film to watch out for.On the surface, the plot is uncomplicated -- a retired school principal and chief of a small town, fed up with the system of governance
  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-5
The nation is on the brink, a precipice from where it may withdraw into sense and safety or collapse headfirst into darkness. China, currency, corruption, choose your alphabet. And then there is cinema. Recession-proof they call it, the entertainment industry.

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-6
Prakash Jha seems to have taken the baton from Anna Hazare to ignite a spark of change (read revolution) from within the system. The director who is well-versed with the political games peels off a layer to expose the corrupt underbelly of politics.
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  •  Cinema Confessions -Gautam Anand Rating-4
Portraying reality or one of the aspects of reality, in the most realistic way is one of the herculean aspects of film-making. And when that reality is so close to heart and mind, it becomes even doubly difficult. Satyagraha is well-intentioned film, no question about it.
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