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A decision by India's supreme court tests a man's friendships and loyalty. 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's daughter, Poorbi (Deepika Padukone), of his friendship with Sushant (Prateik). It is the story of their love, their lively friendship, their zest for life, and of their dreams for the future. Centered on one of the most controversial issues of recent years, with the Supreme Court's order on reservations, the story suddenly becomes a rollercoaster ride of high drama, conflict, and rebellion, which tests their love and friendship for one another, and their loyalty to Prabhakar Anand.

  1. Prakash Jha


Top Billed Cast

  1. Saif Ali Khan

    Saif Ali Khan

    Deepak Kumar

  2. Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan

    Prabhakar Anand

  3. Deepika Padukone

    Deepika Padukone


  4. Manoj Bajpayee

    Manoj Bajpayee

    Mithilesh Singh

  5. Prateik Babbar

    Prateik Babbar

    Sushant Seth

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Status translation missing: en-US.no key

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 44m

Budget -

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Release Information

  • August 12, 2011



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