Well, it is true when we say that Cinema is a reflection of Society as a whole. Indian cinema is a lively example to support the fact. With the tensions rising in the country as it approaches general elections, here are a chosen few from the categories of films that reflected Indian Politics.
The 2010 production by Prakash Jha is a story of dirty Indian politics. It is a complex story of the various power games played between officials in Political parties. And also portrays the bloody massacre it causes. The film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, Rajneeti is the most epic on Indian Politics.
2. Nayak: The Real Hero
The one film that you must see to understand the political system is Nayak. Starring Amrish Puri as the antagonist, Nayak is the story of a common Indian citizen. This common Indian citizen played by Anil Kapoor is offered to be the Chief-Minister of the city for 24 hours. The film in its progress shows how the average common man can bring change by behaving responsibly. It goes on to mock the flaws in Indian politics with comic relief.
A film from the thriller genre, Sarkar is another of the toppers in the list of films on Indian politics. The film deals with a clash between two sections of mafias. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Sarkar who is captivated by goons. His son enters the bad underworld to free him from their bonds.
Anurag Kashyap’s production Gulaal is a political drama with actors having psychotic nature. It is a story of student politicians who later become ministers and are faced with oppositions. The story revolves around how they try to entrap each other and how finally death shuts all matters, with the garnish of politics .
In third world countries like India where poverty presides over right to good education, the film is almost a mirror of Indian society. Having two eminent faces from Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee the film will not disappoint you if political drama is what you want. The film shows a man’s struggle to fight corruption with education.
6. Sarkar Raj
The film is a sequel to the 2005 film, which is yet again a thriller with a hint of political drama. It is a story of war between different ruling groups and how they fight each other for position and wealth. It quite well portrays the nasty side of politics.
The film named after the principle Mahatma Gandhi followed is a show of the public violence and mob mentality in people, at times of riots. The protagonist played by Amitabh Bachchan is a practitioner of truth and tries to make the agitated public understand that non-violence is the answer to all their problem.
Shanghai is also a popular Indian film with cynical undertones in Indian politics. The film revolves heavily around Indian politics and is a good rustic take and is a must watch.
Together Indian cinema has a huge buffet to offer and Politics is one which is majorly on the menu.