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Prassthanam (transl. Reign) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language political action film directed by Deva Katta and produced by Maanayata Dutt under her own banner Sanjay S Dutt Productions.[3] A remake of the 2010 Telugu-language film of the same name, the film stars Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Chunky Pandey, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey, and Amyra Dastur.[4] The film follows a rural politician who favors his intelligent stepson as the heir to his throne, much to the disappointment of his own son who's hot-blooded and starts to rebel against his decision.

Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDeva Katta
Produced byMaanayata Dutt
Written byFarhad Samji (dialogues)
Screenplay byDeva Katta
Based onPrasthanam
by Deva Katta
StarringSanjay Dutt
Jackie Shroff
Manisha Koirala
Chunky Pandey
Ali Fazal
Satyajeet Dubey
Narrated bySanjay Dutt
Music bySongs:
Ankit Tiwari
Farhad Samji
Vikram Montrose
Mahesh Shankar
CinematographyRavi Yadav
Edited byBallu Saluja
Sanjay S Dutt Productions
Release date
  • 20 September 2019 (2019-09-20)
Running time
138 minutes[1]
Box officeest. 5.86 crore[2]

On 29 July 2019, Sanjay Dutt, the producer Manyata Dutt, and the director Deva Katta were sent a legal notice by Shemaroo Entertainment alleging they did not have the remake rights for the film and giving them three days to respond.[5]

The film was released on 20 September 2019.[6]


The film revolves around a politician Baldev Pratap Singh (Sanjay Dutt) and his family. When it comes to choosing his heir, Baldev chooses his stepson because he's a thinking man, eventually angering his own son and in the process triggering violence.




Dutt got interested to remake the Telugu film soon after it was released.[10]After Dutt was released from jail approached the director of the original film Deva Katta, who said he got interested in the project due to Dutt's "intensity of interest from his side".[11]The director stated that the team has not made significant changes from the original film.[11]The film will mark the director's first Bollywood film as a director.[11]


When the director narrated the script Manisha Koirala accepted the film.[12]The director of the film further added, "The kind of respect and camaraderie that they (Dutt and Manisha) share has added to the film and on screen it is magical to see it".[12]When Jackie Shroff joined the project, the director said it's a dream come true for him.[13]Sooraj Pancholi was chosen to play in the lead role was later replaced by Ali Fazal, due to his busy schedule for his next film.[14]


On 1 June 2018, on the occasion of Sanjay Dutt's late mother Nargis' 89th birth anniversary, Dutt announced the film to be produced.[15]Filming began on 6 June the occasion Dutt's late father Sunil Dutt's 90th birth anniversary.[15]Sanjay Dutt began shooting portions of the film in Lucknow.[15]

Promotion and release

On 29 July 2019, the occasion of Sanjay Dutt's 60th birthday, a one minute teaser trailer was unveiled.[16]

The official trailer of the film was released on 29 August 2019.[17]

The film was released on 20 September 2019.


Soundtrack album by
Ankit Tiwari, Farhad Samji and Vikram Montrose
Released9 September 2019[18]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerZee Music Company
External audio
  Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music of the film is composed by Ankit Tiwari, Farhad Samji and Vikram Montrose while lyrics are written by Farhad Samji, Atique Allahabadi, Shekhar Astitwa, Yash Eshawari and Anurag Bhomia.

Track listing
1."Prassthanam - Title Track"Farhad SamjiFarhad SamjiDev Negi3:37
2."Dil Dariyan"Anurag BhomiaAnkit TiwariAnkit Tiwari, Deepali Sathe5:27
3."Charo Khane Chit"Yash EshawariVikram MontroseSukhwinder Singh3:41
4."Haji Ali"Atique AllahabadiVikram MontroseSukhwinder Singh4:27
5."Dil Bevda"Shekhar AstitwaVikram MontroseMika Singh, Bhoomi Trivedi3:51
Total length:20:53


Critical reception

The Times of India gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "Prassthanam is a tried and tested political potboiler with power, greed and emotions at its core".[19]

The Indian Express gave 2.5 out of 5 stars stating "Of the ensemble, in which Chunky Panday gets to wear a bad wig and vamp it up most enjoyably, Ali Fazal is the most impressive".[20]

Box office

Prassthanam collected 80 lakhs on the opening day and second day also 1.00 crore, whereas the third day collection was 1.25 crore, taking its total opening weekend collection to 3.05 crore in India.[2]

As of 10 October 2019, with gross of 5.65 crore from India and 21 lakhs from overseas, the film has grossed 5.86 crore worldwide.[2]


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  14. ^ Ratda, Khushboo. "This Bollywood actor replaces Sooraj Pancholi in Hindi remake of Prasthanam?". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
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  16. ^ "Prasthanam teaser: Sanjay Dutt's birthday gift to fans has him leading the charge in epic political drama, watch". Hindustan Times. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
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  18. ^ "Prassthanam - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  19. ^ "Prassthanam Movie Review : Politics of love and hate". TimesofIndia.
  20. ^ "Prassthanam review: The Sanjay Dutt film feels somewhat dated". IndianExpress.

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