About the Movie
The film is a socio-political drama based on the controversial policy of caste based reservations in Indian government jobs and educational institutions.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 6
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Rotten: 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.
Fresh: It is marred by the usual bolly-excesses: an inordinate length, unnecessary songs and the miscasting of real-life royal-blood Khan as a 'dalit' (untouchable). Well acted, though.