Reaction About Aarakshan

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CHAPTER 1- INTRODUCTION Aarakshan is a Hindi Socio Political Drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan,Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. The film was directed by Prakash Jha.The film also stars Prateik Babbar and Manoj Bajpayee and was released on 12 August 2011. The film got mixed reviews. It was an average success at the box office. Aarakshan was produced partially by Prakash Jha’s home production company named Prakash Jha Production. The casting was completed easily but only male cast had to be finalised. Prakash Jha first approached Ajay Devgan for the lead role but Saif Ali Khan was casted as Ajay had other projects in hand. The shoot began on 15 January 2011. Most of the film’s shooting took place in Minal Residency,Oriental College,Upper…show more content…
The interviewers reject him when they find out about his low caste roots..Deepak relates this incident to that of his mentor Dr.Prabhakar Anand(Amitabh Bachchan). Dr.Anand who is the Principal of a renowned college STM offers Deepak a teacher job. Deepak is Comforted by his friend,Sushant (Prateik Babbar) who is an upper caste boy,and his girlfriend Poorvi (Deepika) who is also Dr.Anand’s daughter. The state minister,Baburam,wishes to join his no-good nephew at STM,but Dr.Anand does not accept him.The minister who is angry decides to install his own man,Mithilesh Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) on the College board. Mithilesh who is cunning and greedy seeks to enrich himself. The minister’s huge ambition is to build a multi-billion educational institution and plans to use Mithilesh’s outside business a coaching class for it. The Court grants reservations for Other Backward Classes. A large crowd of students,celebrating the news,arrive outside the gates of the college and start a ruckus. Sushant gathers a group of upper caste boys and tries to drive off the ruckus creators.Dr.Anand hauls Deepak and Sushant,but is shocked to find out that Deepak has turned on him. Knowing this Poorvi confronts him and orders him to apologise to her father but Deepak refuses. This leads to their break…show more content…
The upper class are against reservations as they believe that it is not going to be effective.These arguments are played out between Sushant and Deepak. The moderate STM administrators are scared that college-level reservations may create conflicts between the students. When asked by a reporter, Dr. Anand shares his personal opinion – that some form of reservation, free of politics and economics, is good for society. The next day's headlines scream that Dr. Anand favours reservations. The STM board is angry; Dr. Anand is warned that Mithilesh will use this to remove him. Dr. Anand resigns from STM, and Mithilesh is appointed as the new principal. Sushant soon realizes that Dr. Anand's intention is not bad and that he does not have any caste feeling. Dr. Anand is shocked to find out that his house is being used for K.K coaching classes, which is linked to Mithilesh. Earlier Dr. Anand signs an agreement that he will be the guarantee for the bank loan taken by his friend, and allows his friend's sons to stay in that house for 2 years but they use it to earn money by allowing K.K coaching classes inside the house. Dr. Anand's house lands in court case and no lawyer is prepared to go against

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