Hindi Raajneeti (2010)

Raajneeti is a 2010 Indian Hindi political thriller movie co-written, directed and produced by Prakash Jha, with a screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha. The movie has an ensemble cast including Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee and Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles. It was originally produced by Prakash Jha Productions and distributed by UTV Motion Pictures and Walkwater Media. It was shot in Bhopal. The title translates literally as “Politics” and contextually as “Affairs of State.” The story draws parallels to the epic Mahabharata where shades of Arjuna (Kapoor), Karna (Devgn), Krishna (Patekar), Bhima (Rampal), Duryodhana (Bajpai), and Draupadi (Kaif) can be seen in the characters portrayed. The score was composed by Wayne Sharpe while the music was composed by Wayne Sharpe, Pritam, Aadesh Shrivastava, and Shantanu Moitra. The lyrics were written by Irshad Kamil, Gulzar, Sameer, and Swanand Kirkire.