Dr Anand, the principal of STM College, along with his disciples, fights against the odds to abide by the Supreme Court's decision to reserve seats for the backward class students. Aarakshan is a Hindi Drama movie directed by Prakash Jha. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles and Manoj Bajpayee, Deepika Padukone, Prateik Babbar in Supporting roles.The movie is produced under the banner Base Industries Group, Prakash Jha Productions. Music is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Sachin Krishn has handled the cinematography while Santosh Mandal has done the editing.