Raajneeti (Hindi: राजनीति; Politics) is a 2010 Indian political thriller film directed and produced by Prakash Jha, with a screenplay by Anjum Rajabali and Prakash Jha, and starring Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal, Naseeruddin Shah and Nana Patekar in the lead roles. It was originally produced by Prakash Jha Productions and was distributed by UTV Motion Pictures and Walkwater Media. It was shot in Bhopal. The title translates literally as "Politics" and contextually as "Affairs of State." The film draws parallels to the epic Mahabharata where shades of Krishna (Nana Patekar), Arjuna (Ranbir Kapoor), Bheema (Arjun Rampal), Duryodhana (Manoj Bajpai) and Karna (Ajay Devgan) can be seen in the characters portrayed. It contained elements reprising the story of the classic novel The Godfather, written by Mario Puzo.
Raajneeti was released in theatres worldwide on 4 June 2010, after some controversies regarding similarities between real-life people and the characters in the film, as well as issues about the national anthem. Rajneeti was declared blockbuster by Box Office India. A sequel of Rajneeti has been confirmed by Prakash Jha. The movie will cast Katrina Kaif as a powerful politician.