Last Updated:

Ranbir Kapoor's 'Raajneeti' Is A Modern-day Retelling Of Mahabharata; Read To Know

Ranbir Kapoor and Prakash Jha collaborated in 2010 to make 'Raajneeti', a modern-day retelling of Mahabharata. Read on to know more details.

Ranbir Kapoor

Back in 2010, Ranbir Kapoor starred in a political thriller film titled Raajneeti, which was directed and produced by Prakash Jha. It featured Kapoor along with Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal, and others. The film was a massive commercial success and also received high praise from critics for its storyline, screenplay and the performances by its cast. The title of the film means 'politics' and it draws many similarities from the epic Mahabharata. Read on to know more about the film's connection with Mahabharata:

ALSO READ | Nargis Fakhri Posts Photos And Video With Her Quaran-Team From LA Amid Coronavirus

Raajneeti's connection with Mahabharata 

The characters of Raajneeti are based on the characters of Mahabharata. Even the plot of the film is inspired by the epic itself and is moulded into a modern-day version story. Viewers can see the embodiment of characters like Krishna, Arjuna, Bhima, Lord Surya, and others in this film. 

Ajay Devgn plays the role of Sooraj Kumar, who has been inspired by Karna. Ranbir Kapoor plays the character of Samar Pratap, the youngest son of Chandra Pratap and the executive of the political party called Jana Shakti Party. Arjun Rampal plays the role of Prithviraj, the modern-day incarnation of Bhima, but also draws parallels from Yudhishthira and Abhimanyu. Vinay Apte plays the role of Shakuni mama in Raajneeti

ALSO READ | Vidya Balan Donates 2000 PPE Kits To Kasturba Hospital Amid COVID-19 Crisis


A post shared by R A N B I R K A P O O Я ® (@ranbirkapoor0008) on

Katrina Kaif plays the character of Indu, who is inspired by Draupadi. She goes on to become Uttara, as the Chief Minister of MP. Nana Patekar plays the role of Brij Gopal, a parallel to Krishna. Manoj Bajpayee plays Veerendra Pratap, Duryodhana of the story. He plays the Chief Minister Candidate of Rashtrawadi Party. Naseeruddin Shah portrays the role of Bhaskar Sanyal, who is Lord Surya in this film. He is seen as a leftist leader who opposes Ramnath Rai's party. 

ALSO READ |Irrfan Khan's Demise: Producer Dinesh Vijan To Financially Support Late Actor's Family?


A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrina.cafe_) on

ALSO READ | Star Wars Day: Fans Chant 'May The Fourth Be With You' Amid Tough Times



Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment.

First Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water