Satyagraha is a 2013 Hindi political drama film directed by Prakash Jha starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Amrita Rao and Vipin Sharma in the lead roles. The first look of the film was released on September 10, 2012. Satyagraha was released on August 30, 2013, although it released in the UAE one day before on August 29. The teaser was released online on May 30, 2013 and theatrically attached with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.Upon release, the movie received mixed reviews from critics and was declared a Semi-Hit by Box Office India.
Retired teacher Dwarka Anand (Amitabh Bachchan) is an idealistic man. His engineer son Akhilesh's friend Manav (Ajay Devgan) is an ambitious capitalist. Manav cherishes his friend - who suddenly dies. Minister Balram Singh (Manoj Bajpai) announces compensation which Akhilesh's wife Sumitra (Amrita Rao) cannot get despite daily applications in government offices. Incensed, Dwarka slaps an arrogant official and gets imprisoned. Manav starts a campaign to free him, using social media, roping in Arjun Singh (Arjun Rampal) and journalist Yasmin (Kareena Kapoor). As hopeful students, hungry labourers and angry middle class citizens join in the agitation, politicians panic.