Blind critic movie review of Anna: Kisan Baburao Hazare
November 4, 2016
A blind perspective:
Anna: Kisan Baburao Hazare is a Hindi biographical film.
The movie stars Shashank Udpurkar (as Kisan Baburao Hazare) who has also written and directed the film.
The film is about Anna Hazare's life journey. It includes Anna's sacrifice for social development.
The film has many flashbacks showing how Kisan Baburao Hazare became the Indian social activist Anna Hazare.
The story revolves around how Anna gets motivated to develop his native place Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
It shows how he overcomes the opposition of the villagers initially and the way he wins followers among them with his honesty and hardwork.
There are also instances which show the negative faces of the government officials of those times.
Anna uses Amaran Anshan as a justice weapon to solve the developmental problems of his village like water, electricity, education, among others.
Shashank's acting and on-screen presence as Anna is very convincing.
The dialogues and background music of the film are enough for a visually impaired person to understand the story.
It is a one-time watch movie as the film's story is not far from the real story of Anna Hazare.
A sighted perspective:
Anna : Kisan Baburao Hazare is a simple film which shows the humble journey of the common man behind the famous social activist Anna Hazare.
The film is a quick guide for a person who doesn't know much about Anna's achievements and work.
The film presents Anna's simplicity and innocence which remains the same from being a farmer to a national leader.
The film shows Anna's childhood in poverty and his contribution to the country as an army soldier.
The film reveals how the words of influential leaders like Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave influences Anna to become a social worker.
Shashank Udapurkar has done a superb job as an actor, writer and director. He deserves appreciation for not adding too many plots and twists to the film and keeping it as real as possible.
Tanishaa Mukerji's role as TV reporter is short and simple.
Go for the film if you would like to take inspiration from the rags to riches story of Anna Hazare.