Shah Rukh Khan solves democracy. Or so it seems, given the chatter around his final monologue in the film.
Sitting inside a prison that is effectively his home; surrounded by electronic voting machines (EVMs) that he is using to hold the government to account — exhorts his audience to be more discerning with their votes.
People ask questions before buying a mosquito repellant or a bike. “Then why aren’t we equally demanding of our political leaders?” he asks in a speech that is broadcast to every available screen in India.
“A political film not just uses a social issue as its premise, but also provokes the audience by giving insights about the mechanism of why problems like injustice and corruption continue in our society,”
“Even if a small percentage of the audience looks deeper in the right direction, it’s a small good in this ‘creative’ money-making business,”