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Aarakshan Story

Aarakshan movie is a high voltage drama based on one of the most controversial policies of caste based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. It is the story of Prabhakar Anand, an idealistic principal of a college who has single-handedly turned into the state’s best college. Deepak Kumar who can do anything for his Sir. Deepak love for Prabhakar’s daughter, Poorbi (Deepika Padukone), of his friendship with Sushant (Prateik Babbar). It is the story of their love, their lively friendship, their zest for life, and of their dreams for the future. Centered on one of the most controversial issues of recent years, with the Supreme Court’s order on reservations, the story suddenly becomes a rollercoaster ride of high drama, conflict, and rebellion, which tests their love and friendship for one another, and their loyalty to Prabhakar Anand. Saif Ali Khan portrays the role of an Dalit.
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Aarakshan Cast & Crew

Aarakshan Crew Info

Director Prakash Jha
Cinematography NA
Editor NA
Music Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa
Producer Prakash Jha, Firoz Nadiadwala
Budget TBA
Box Office 40.04 Cr
OTT Platform TBA
OTT Release Date TBA

Aarakshan Critics Review

When a film title quotes 'a film by Prakash Jha', it is inevitable that the film will have a plenty of food for thought. After delivering films like Damul, Mrityudand, Gangaajal, Apaharan and Raajneeti, there is definitely high expectations from Jha's upcoming Aarakshan. Like others Aarakshan also deals with a serious issue of caste-based reservation in the society. The film also goes on to talk about the commercialization of educational institutions.

Aarakshan portrays the torment that the youth goes through, who believe in equal rights, still continues to follow the caste-based society. Prakash through Aarakshan ventures to untouched themes of Indian Cinema, caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.

Aarakshan tells the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), an idealistic principal of a college that has turned out to be state's best, solely through his efforts. It is the story of his loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) who can do anything for him. Aarakshan speaks about Deepak's love for Prabhakar's daughter Poorbi (Deepika Padukone) and about his friendship with Sushant (Prateik). Aarakshan based on a controversial issue promises you a rollercoster ride full of high drama, conflict and rebellion. It shows the test of love, friendship and loyalty towards Prabhakar Anand.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Aarakshan

  • In this Aarakshan film, Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan played the primary leads.

  • The Aarakshan was released in theaters on 12 Aug 2011.

  • The Aarakshan was directed by Prakash Jha

  • Movies like Article 370, Laapataa Ladies, Welcome To The Jungle and others in a similar vein had the same genre but quite different stories.

  • The soundtracks and background music were composed by Shankar Mahadevan,Ehsaan Noorani,Loy Mendonsa for the movie Aarakshan.

  • The movie Aarakshan belonged to the Social, genre.

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