Aarakshan
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Aarakshan is the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), the legendary idealistic principal of a college that he has single-handedly turned into the state's best. It is the story of his loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) who will do anything for his Sir. Of Deepak's love for Prabhakar's daughter, Poorbi (Deepika Padukone), of his friendship with Sushant (Prateik). 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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While its questions of affirmative action and charter schools could theoretically resonate with American auds, the pic's corny theatrics, talky, preachy approach and taxing 164-minute running time will not translate."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"...focuses more on issues than the spectacular musical sequences for which Bollywood movies are famous."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Subtle it ain't and subtle it needn't be. It is, though, mostly involving (if Bollywood long, at 2 hours 45 minutes) and even occasionally stirring."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"Bachchan is at his usual excellent best after years of experience in Hindi cinema."
‑ Manish Gajjar, Birmingham Mail
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