If you want a movie that combines the Mahabharat and Indian politics, Rajneeti is just the movie! The scripting is done very well, and the performances are excellent. In a year that has seen few good movies, Rajneeti stands out.
The first half is very gripping, though it does take a bit of time to figure out all the characters and the relationships between them. The second half is a bit more melodramatic at times as it gets to the climax. But overall, the film is one which should be seen.