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Aarakshan A.A. Nadiadwala presents Base Industries Group Firoz A Nadiadwala's Prakash Jha Productions ; directed by Prakash Jha ; produced by Firoz A. Nadiadwala.

By: Jha,Prakash.
Contributor(s): Jha, Prakash, 1952- [direction.] | Nadiadwala, Firoz A [production.] | Shankar Ehsaan Loy (Musical group) | Super Cassettes Industries (New Delhi, India).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New Delhi Super Cassettes Industries c2011Description: 2 videodisc (ca. 155 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Education -- Drama | Educational change | Motion pictures, Hindi | Scheduled tribes in India | India | People with social disabilities -- Education -- DramaDDC classification: 791.4372
Contents:
Following the Mandal Commission report and the Supreme Court of India's decision to maintain a 27 percent reservation for Dalits and lower/backward castes, right-winged political parties organize protests. The Principal of Shakuntala Thakral Mahavidyalal, a non-government college which is exempt from this mandate, gets the limelight when it's Principal, Prabhakar Anand, apparently discriminates against upper caste students and endorses the decision, much to the ire of the trustees as well as the newly appointed Vice-Principal Mithilesh Singh. Prabhakar refuses to change his stand and ends up tendering his resignation, taking his family to live near Shambhu Yadav's shed after they find their family home has been taken over by Mithilesh's coaching classes. Attempts to evict the coaching class staff will not only be in vain but also end up frustrating and alienating Prabhakar from his friends and family so much so that he will be blamed by everyone - including the leader of the Dalits, Bhishamber. Then he gets summoned by the local police when media reports show that he had instigated Deepak Kumar, one of his pupils, to vandalize the premises of the coaching class and threaten it's staff. But things will turn even worse after the local authorities decide to demolish the shed, which will end up rendering the family homeless.
Production Credits: Story, Kamlesh Pandey; lyrics, Prasoon Joshi; music, Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bahpai, Prateeik, Deepika Padukone, Anjum Rajabali.
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Copyright notice on disc label: Super Cassettes Industries.

Originally released theatrically in 2011.

Summary taken from IMDB.com.

Following the Mandal Commission report and the Supreme Court of India's decision to maintain a 27 percent reservation for Dalits and lower/backward castes, right-winged political parties organize protests. The Principal of Shakuntala Thakral Mahavidyalal, a non-government college which is exempt from this mandate, gets the limelight when it's Principal, Prabhakar Anand, apparently discriminates against upper caste students and endorses the decision, much to the ire of the trustees as well as the newly appointed Vice-Principal Mithilesh Singh. Prabhakar refuses to change his stand and ends up tendering his resignation, taking his family to live near Shambhu Yadav's shed after they find their family home has been taken over by Mithilesh's coaching classes. Attempts to evict the coaching class staff will not only be in vain but also end up frustrating and alienating Prabhakar from his friends and family so much so that he will be blamed by everyone - including the leader of the Dalits, Bhishamber. Then he gets summoned by the local police when media reports show that he had instigated Deepak Kumar, one of his pupils, to vandalize the premises of the coaching class and threaten it's staff. But things will turn even worse after the local authorities decide to demolish the shed, which will end up rendering the family homeless.

Story, Kamlesh Pandey; lyrics, Prasoon Joshi; music, Shankar Ehsaan Loy.

Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bahpai, Prateeik, Deepika Padukone, Anjum Rajabali.

In Hindi with English subtitles.

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