Politics… rare, medium or well done?

Politics! It’s tackled by our B-town movies..only once in a flu moon. Right now, in Prakash Jha’s Rajniti, the Mahabharat is sought to be adapted to today’s realpolitik. Fine, should be punchy, worth spotting the reference to the context, who’s playing which epical character.

Shyam Benegal did practically the same update with Kalyug, incidentally. Twenty-eight years ago!

Never mind. Jha’s takes on the badlands of Bihar (Aparahan, Gangaajal) have been vital and volatile. And already there have been guesses that Katrina Kaif is portraying a film version of Sonia Gandhi. Insiders on the project, say nothing of the sort, that she is in fact has shades of the Mahabharata’s Draupadi.


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