Aarakshan Review – Direction & Music

Prakash Jha’s direction is good but his narrative style is unable to prevent the pace from slackening and making the film boring at places. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s music is fair. Acha Lagta Hai is the best number. Mauka and the other songs are fairly nice. Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics are appealing. Song picturisations (by Jayesh Pradhan) could’ve been better. Wayne Sharp’s background music is pretty effective. Cinematography (Sachin Kumar Krishnan) is wonderful. Action scenes have been well-composed by Prem Sharma. Sets (Jayant Deshmukh) ought to have been more natural. Santosh Mandal’s editing could’ve been crisper.

Aarakshan Review – Komal Nahta’s Verdict

On the whole, Aarakshan is an average entertainer. It is too lengthy and boring in parts but it has some excellent scenes and drama which would appeal more to the North Indians. Considering its high cost on the one hand and its ban in some states on the other, it would be an uphill task for the film to cover its cost unless the ban is lifted quickly. The long first weekend (Monday being a public holiday for Independence Day) will prove very beneficial for the film’s business. It must be added here that if the court were to lift the ban, the publicity that would follow would help the film’s collections to take a big leap so that the film could become a comfortably earning proposition.

Aarkshan Video Review by Komal Nahta

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29 COMMENTS

  1. So borring, Without AJAY DEVGAN, The is no sence wihout him this kind of movie. Prakash jha made a big mistake make the movie without him. So result is infront of all.

  2. Indian politics is worst than call gal – b*****d party like as shiv sena, bjp, c0ngress, rss, yeh log nahi chahte ek hum sab mil julkar rahein isliye riots n bomb blast krate hai

  3. Not a great movie from prakash jha.The ‘commercialisation of education’ drama has very far ruined the actual plot of the film.But the ban will no doubt help the film.

  4. Come on, at least it is a sensible topic to debate about. Arakshan actually reminds us of the present facts that even with 80-90% on your results isn’t good enough for most of he colleges and universities in India.

  5. The film is not good, but the review is. I wish one day komal will write how the story (theme) of a film is being presented visually. Only cinematography is good/bsd does not speak about the visual quality of the film.

  6. THIS MOVIES IS JUST SAW WOW …. I LOVE THIS MOVIES TOPIC VERY GOOD AND SHOULD BE MORE MOVIES COME LIKE THIS … AND BIG B IS BIG B HE IS MAN … I LIKE THIS MOVIES THANKS BIG B MAY ALLAH BLESS U N HOPE HE WILL BE MUSLIM SOON

  7. hi
    i have not seen the movie as yet but past record of Mr.jha has been saying the movie should be in best cadre.

  8. The worst movie first half is good but second one is the part out of the movie theme(it become personal & education), & leave the topic

  9. I think what all the critics and veiwers have missed here is that the two topics dealt with in the movie are not two different topics rather they are perfectly related.
    In the first half Prof. Anand explains very well why doe he support reservation as its required to provide a level playing fiels to the section of the society that has been oppressed for decades. In the second half he shows that how that level playing can be created. The second half is not just about commercialization of education but rather how that commercialization has failed to create a level playing feild for the weak and the needy. Its about the display of will thats needed to create this level playing field without making huge investments.

  10. expected a lot. but extremely disappointing. full of mistakes. nothing to do with the reality & nothing entertaining…

  11. the movie is not balanced,content management very poor, main theme of the movie not targetted properly.total collapse in handling reservatyion and commercialisation og education.appearance of hema was useless.direction too poor.

  12. GREAT MOVIE>>>>>
    Prakash Jha has GIVEN THE SOLUTION FOR OUR AILING EDUCATION SYSTEM !!!!!!!
    Its not only about reservation policy basically but its about SICK BUSINESS IN EDUCATION SYSTEM !!!!
    Most Private colleges are actually BY THE CORRUPT AND FOR THE CORRUPT>>>>> . Formative years of our future generations are spoiled but only way is what is shown in the movie through Prabhakar Anand’s character…. Honest teacher who is a true TEACHER and a visionary…. Such teachers are RARE but they are there …. SUPER 30 from Bihar is the biggest true example.
    The society we are seeing today is because its foundations are rotten… which is built at home and and educational institutes.
    Everybody has done justice to the role… Amitabh ji, Deepika padukon and Saif were great.

    AND SALUTATIONS TO PRAKASH JHA……Hope to see many more great movies from him….

  13. It was a good movie, goes to show there is so much of injustice between rich and poor. The truth hurts but it sets us free so that we can all work together to change the future. The movie would be very confronting for people involved in corruption. An opportunity for India to get a hold of it’s self and stamp out all corruption.

  14. This movie is excellent. I think for those of you who didn’t such a fantastic movie belong directly or indirectly to those powerful people we saw in the movie. So naturally it’s hard for those people to digest the movie because it reveals their mask. Hats off to this movie. This is a movie India should always be proud of.

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