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Aarakshan  (2011)  (Hindi)
Genre: Drama, Social
Language: Hindi
Director: Prakash Jha
Music Director: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa
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Plot/Synopsis
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... Read More...
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Supreme Court judgment on 'Aarakshan' historic: Big B (August 22, 2011)
'Aarakshan' mints Rs.58 crore in first week, Jha elated (August 19, 2011)
Supreme Court lifts Uttar Pradesh ban on 'Aarakshan' (August 19, 2011)
Despite bans 'Aarakshan' earns Rs.25 crore in four days (August 16, 2011)
Punjab, Andhra Pradesh revoke ban on 'Aarakshan' (August 14, 2011)
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Andhra Pradesh likely to clear 'Aarakshan' (August 13, 2011)
Special Screening of Aarakshan (August 12, 2011)
No hue and cry where 'Aarakshan' was shot (August 12, 2011)
'Aarakshan' controversy: Congress appeals for restraint (August 12, 2011)
Punjab panel favours lifting 'Aarakshan' ban with changes (August 12, 2011)
'Aarakshan' hearing delayed, Jha fears losses (August 12, 2011)
Despite protests in Banglore, 'Aarakshan' attracts audience (August 12, 2011)
How will two months ban on 'Aarakshan' help, asks Big B (August 12, 2011)
Supreme Court to hear petition on 'Aarakshan' ban (August 12, 2011)
'Aarakshan' ban evokes mixed reactions in Uttar Pradesh (August 11, 2011)
Prakash Jha agrees to changes in 'Aarakshan' (August 11, 2011)
Pending preview, Punjab bans 'Aarakshan' (August 11, 2011)
Uttar Pradesh bans 'Aarakshan' (August 10, 2011)
Classical singer Channulal Misra makes Bollywood debut (August 10, 2011)
Aarakshan controversies driven by political agendas:Saif Ali Khan (August 10, 2011)
Deepika & Siddhartha watch Aarakshan (August 10, 2011)
Madras High Court stays release of 'Aarakshan' (August 08, 2011)
'Aarakshan' about controversial reservation policies (August 08, 2011)
Shabana condemns protests against 'Aarakshan' (August 07, 2011)
Prakash Jha's office, home attacked for 'Aarakshan' (August 07, 2011)
Our prayers are with Soniaji: Amitabh Bachchan (August 06, 2011)
Aarakshan film promotions at Welingkar college (August 04, 2011)
Prakash Jha 'surprised' over cancelled Lucknow show (August 04, 2011)
Nitish Kumar is a simple and modest man: Big B (August 04, 2011)
Mayawati government withdraws permission to 'Aarakshan' show (August 03, 2011)
I am the face of commercialisation of education: Manoj Bajpayee (August 01, 2011)
Saif Deepika on the sets of KBC 5 (July 31, 2011)
Aarakshan 15 mins media preview (July 31, 2011)
Saif at Aarakshan promotional event (July 30, 2011)
I would be honoured to play Tagore: Amitabh (July 28, 2011)
We don't deliberately create controversies: Amitabh (July 27, 2011)
Big B gets nostalgic in Kolkata (July 27, 2011)
I wasn't taught to differentiate between caste, creed: Big B (July 27, 2011)
Big B, Deepika & Manoj Bajpai promote Aarakshan on UTV Bindaas (July 26, 2011)
'Aarakshan' anti-Dalit: RPI chief (July 24, 2011)
Bachchan praises Jha's discipline (July 24, 2011)
Big B, Saif & Manoj promote Aarakshan (July 21, 2011)
'Aarakshan' tries to tell a therapeutic story: Prakash Jha (July 20, 2011)
'Aarakshan' gets clean chit from censors (July 20, 2011)
Big B promotes Aarakshan on the sets of X factor (July 19, 2011)
I don't believe in the caste system: Amitabh Bachchan (July 18, 2011)
No 'Aarakshan' preview for Scheduled Castes panel: Jha (July 17, 2011)
Big B & Manoj Bajpai promote Aarakshan (July 17, 2011)
Jha ready to clear tribal panel's doubts on 'Aarakshan' (July 15, 2011)
No 'Aarakshan' in Indian film industry: Amitabh (July 12, 2011)
Big B promotes Aarakshan on Radio City (July 12, 2011)
Big B with Aarakshan team launch the music at Radio Mirchi (July 11, 2011)
Saif & Prateik at Aarakshan photoshoot (July 07, 2011)
Prakash Jha game for masala films! (July 04, 2011)
'Aarakshan' trailers removed from 'Double Dhamaal' print (June 26, 2011)
I strive to bring understanding, not change: Prakash Jha (June 21, 2011)
Big B borrows Prakash Jha's look for 'Aarakshan' (June 20, 2011)
Amitabh refrains from personal comments on 'aarakshan' (June 13, 2011)
Amitabh and Prateik at Aarakshan 1st look launch (June 09, 2011)
Prasoon Joshi turns composer for 'Aarakshan' (June 09, 2011)
'Aarakshan' songs have universal appeal: Jha (June 01, 2011)
After 'Vande mataram', Prakash Jha uses 'Vaishnav jan to' (May 30, 2011)
Saif & Deepika with Prakash Jha discuss Aarakshan (May 17, 2011)
Dalit group angry over Saif's role in 'Aarakshan' (May 13, 2011)
Demolition of 'Aarakshan' set in Bhopal upsets Jha's shooting (May 08, 2011)
Multiplex samosa-sales pitch makes Prakash Jha cut 'Aarakshan' (May 04, 2011)
I had to learn Hindi like a student: Saif Ali Khan (April 04, 2011)
Saif & Deepika return from Aarakshan shoot wrap-up in Bhopal (March 16, 2011)
Hema Malini to do cameo in 'Aarakshan' (February 22, 2011)
No intimacy between Saif, Deepika in 'Aarakshan': Jha (February 21, 2011)
Saif teaches Big B how to use iPad (February 19, 2011)
A big ticket to Bollywood for Bhopal locals (February 17, 2011)
Big B goes to Bhopal for 'Aarakshan' shoot (January 26, 2011)
Big B, Saif, Deepika & Prateik at Aarakshan Announcement (December 22, 2010)
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Reviews
Aarakshan is just an average affair. Could've been shorter and better.

2.00
Aarakshan Review RatingMansha Rastogi (Nowrunning) | Read Full Review

'Aarakshan', a well-crafted film on the need for education

3.50
Aarakshan Review RatingSubhash K. Jha (Nowrunning) | Read Full Review

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