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If there is one thing that you will say about this movie, its the marvellous acting of the BigB himself. As the lead Eklavya, a royal guard, who is committed to protect the Devgarh Dynasty and its system, Amitabh Bacchan delivers a stellar performance. And with an impressive star cast thats something to say.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Safi Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Jackie, Boman
An epic film (definitely not todays iPod generation movie) out and out, this movie is set in the early years of Indian Independence. The movie matches Hollywood Classics by Robert De Nero, Tom Hanks, Richard Gere. The movie begins with Amitabh Bacchan recalling the “Eklavya from Mahabharat”. Eklavya is the royal guard whose family has for nine generations protected the Kings of Devigarh. Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan) trains everyday, from sunrise to sunset, with one steadfast goal in mind: protect & secure the king.
The king, Rana Jayawardhan, played by Boman Irani, is an old archaic ruler who is himself a failed king. His wife(played by Sharmila tagore) is in love with Eklavya and this further annoys the king who has one purpose in life, to destroy Eklavya. Meanwhile Ranaâ€™s brother Jyotiwardhan (Jackie Shroff) and nephew Udaywardhan (Jimmy Shergill) are impatient to grab his palace and wealth. Among all this, Sharmila Tagore dies and the kings son Harshwardhan(played by Saif Ali Khan) comes back and starts staying in the fort. His return brings joy and hapiness to his sister princess Nandini (Raima Sen) and childhood friend Rojja (Vidya Balan), his love.
Meanwhile the king and his scheming son are terrorizing the villagers and confiscating the land. When the king receives a death threat, he informs the police. Pannalal Chohar (Sanjay Dutt) is called in to investigate the matter. As the scheming continues, there are murders, attempted murders, villager rebellion and among all this romance between Saif and Vidya.