These Bollywood Political Sagas Have Made Politics Intriguing With Slice Of Glamour!


Politics is an integral part of everyday life. No country can function without politics. It is a topic that a common man usually tries to distance himself from because of its reputation as a “Dirty Game.” And the players in this game are none other than politicians. Taking from newspaper to channels or even a simple discussion at a tea stall at the corner of the road it is all about politics and politicians. It is not everyone’s cup of tea to be a part of this game.

Though the common man maintains the distance from indulging himself in that they play the vital role as “King Makers” as they possess the most powerful weapon is to Vote for the people they think are capable to run the country efficiently. India is the country that is the world’s largest democracy and has a vast political history. And every day some or the other changes keeps on happening which audience watch and experience as spectators. India has the legacy of so many politicians who dedicated themselves to the welfare of the country.

Cinema is one of the most effective communications medium; Bollywood too has brought in front of us many political sagas which are based on true events and some are fiction which displays the hard-hitting realities of politics with a touch of drama and glamor.     

These are the films which are surely intriguing and will arise your interest in politics-

Sarkar (2005)

The film is helmed by Ram Gopal Verma, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Kay Kay Menon in lead. It is a political crime thriller movie, which is based on 1972’s The Godfather and also inspired by the persona of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray is no secret. He is not a politician but still someone who has the power to rule the. He is above the law. He is fearless. He does as he pleases, irrespective of how others feel about it. Sarkar is the story of Subhash Nagre aka Sarkar (Bachchan). He has two sons, Vishnu (Kay Kay Menon) and Shankar (Abhishek Bachchan). The former is against him. The storyline will keep the viewers hooked to the screen.

Raajneeti (2010)

This film is a perfect example of internal politics in the political family and the party. It is the battle for political power between two rival parties. It is a story about getting the father’s throne after his demise. It is about Dynasty, lawlessness, violence, and misuse of power in Indian politics. One can resemble it with the famous mythology of Mahabharata. It also reveals about caste-based politics. The film is must watch if one has to understand how Indian politics works and know how dynamic it is. The ensemble cast of the film is spectacular. Taking from Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal with several others.  

Satyagraha (2013)

Satyagraha is a reel story on the real issue of corruption.  The story revolves around urban legends of corruption, covering corporate lobbyists to murdered engineers. It features a bit of history, Chauri Chaura, Mandal, Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal Andolan. It is a blend of fusing fact with fiction, one of the songs in the film have lyrics like “Aam aadmi kitna aam, Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram…” which directly touches the heart of common man. The movie stars big shots like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao, Indraneil Sengupta and is directed by Prakash Jha.

The Accidental Prime Minister (2019)

The film is the official adaption of the book The Accidental Prime Minister which is based on the life of a former prime minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. His role is played by Anupam Kher. The story is a narration of his media advisor Sanjaya Baru (Akshaye Khanna). While the film focuses largely on how Baru struggled with managing Dr. Singh’s public image, it also touches upon United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s key milestones, like the nuclear deal and the party politics within the congress whose history traces back to the pre-independence era and the oldest party in the country.

Thackeray (2019)

Thackeray is the life story of the Shivsena leader and founder Balasaheb Thackeray. He is the legend who has his aura, charm, and persona and one of the pivotal leaders in the politics of the state of Maharashtra. The film starts out with courtroom as Thackeray, adjusting his saffron shawl and multiple rosaries, seems to be trying to explain away his behavior, but as the film unfolds, it reveals his ideology, his work and journey to become a political leader who is ruling over the hearts of people even today. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has played the role of Balasaheb Thackeray.

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