Dear Mr.Prakash Jha,
Saprem Namaskaar. Hope this finds you in the best of your health - physical and mental. I would like to begin by asking you one simple question.... "WHAT THE F$%K were you thinking?" Oh sorry! My mistake. I should not be asking this because clearly you weren't. In one film, you have not only done great disservice to years of your good work but even greater disservice to one of the biggest public uprisings in recent history. Sir, you have made a mockery of a historic event and it is beyond my comprehension why. Why would you trivialize something so important? Why would you make a caricature of something so real? Why?
One logical explanation is that you have seriously lost it. Meaning your mental state is not right. In that case I would ask you to quickly dial RGVs number and ask for his psychologist's address, coz frankly you need help. Who in the right state of mind will pick up the Anna revolution and Annahilate it? Yes, you had a great opportunity, a readymade filmy story of an ordinary man rising to the dizzying heights of being compared to the father of the nation! And what did you do? You cooked up a hackneyed plot around it, added caricaturish characters to the mix, added the usual suspects in obvious roles and started shooting. You wanted to cash in on the pulse of the nation, but Sir unfortunately your own heart has stopped pumping blood into your brains. How can you approve such a shoddy screenplay? How can you make Amitabh and other's blurt out such atrocious dialogues? And who the hell is that music director who composed the ludicrous "Janta Rocks, Janta talks" song ? The first thing you should do is pick up a freaking bazooka and blow him into smithereens. Don't worry, you can plead insanity. The nation will vouch for you!
The other logical explanation is senility. Yes, that might be a reason for you to forget what you have made earlier. Because every freaking film of yours is in essence the same. That would certainly explain why you take the same characters and make the same movie again and again. Ajay Devgan will always be the man under fire, Manoj Bajpai the cunning politician. There will always be an item number, a slow love song and a jingoistic anthem. There will be the corrupt sarkar, a conspiracy, a rising, some political game and the revolution. Microphones will be dime a dozen, always ready for Bhashanbaazi and there will be Bhashanbaazi - tons of it but all juvenile tripe. Can't you think of something fresh for a change? Maybe not. Maybe old age just does that to you. Afterall, Amitabh did work in this movie as well as RGV ki Aag. How can a logical mind explain that? No. It must be senility.
But there could well be one more explanation. A government conspiracy. Yes, you could be involved in a deal with the government to dilute the Anna uprising and make a mockery of the youth! Why else will you trivialise the matter to such appalling levels? Why else would you take reality and create such utter nonsense out of it? Sir, your characters are weak and their actions inexplicable. Ajay Devgan, a man in his late 40s does his PG and becomes a 500 Million dollar man in 2 years! He is bringing a telecom revolution, then why does he use cheap tricks to only get 26,000 likes on a Facebook page? For your information, FB likes can be bought in less than 3 Rupees a Like. Do you even realise how weak and stupid you have made the youth of this nation look? If your movie is anything to go by, the youth is a bunch of Twitter activists and candle light marchers who have no idea what the hell are they doing. And even if that is true, your case for the uprising is so weak, that it looks like they can be manipulated to do just about anything in the name of uprising. In one scene toh you clearly show them to be bhaade ke tattu.
Highlighting Twitter feeds on the screen does not give credibility to the plot, the build-up does and I am sorry to say you have lost all your story telling abilities. We don't feel for your characters. They keep shouting slogans after slogans. They keep crying helplessly or making empty threats; but we are unperturbed because we haven't connected with them. They are shallow on paper and on screen. Explain me this, why do you have to justify every action in the film? What the hell is Kareena Kapoor doing in this film? Is she a journalist or is she a member of your uprising? How come in the same scene she is both in the poster of the uprising and also asking questions to Ajay Devgan as a part of the media contingent? How can Amitabh Bachchan like and hate Ajay Devgan as his mood pleases? Why is Arjun Rampal even there?
And why does your Andolan have just pretty faces on the poster (except Devgan ofcourse)? There is a lawyer, a crucial member of the team, who is always by Amitabh's side but never in a poster. Why? Real revolutionaries do not look perfect sir, they have perfect ideals. Imagine people around the world being exposed to the Anna movement through your movie and then laughing over it. You have made it into a Joke sir and that is no laughing matter. If your film can be so repulsive to me even though I am a great cynic, I can't imagine what will it do to a believer! When Amitabh sings such atrocious lyrics like "Janta Rocks, Janta talks", while wearing a bandana and Indian Ocean makes a fool of themselves on stage, it all but makes Mr.Hazare's andolan a joke. Period.
I think you should now stick to making Ultratech/Avon/Rupa advertisements. Atleast there we would have to bear your nonsense for just 20 secs. So here is my humble request, on behalf of the entire nation, stop making films. Enough is enough. The Prakash has disappeared and all that remains is andhera. Now close your eyes and imagine me slapping my forehead like Amitabh slaps his when a young man burns himself alive. And then imagine me go "Raghupati Raaghav raaja raam, tumko sadbuddhi dey bhagwaan...." ...Shit..yagraha!
Rating: 2/10 - One each for Amitabh and Bajpai, for rising above this pile of revolutionary shit.
P.S.: Shityagraha loosely translate to "the insistence on Shit" n we do insist on it. Don't we!