02 Hours 35 Minutes
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani
Directors: Ali Abbas Zafar
Producer: Atul Agnihotri
In Theaters: 5 June 2019
"Eid Blockbuster Or Crashing Bore?"- Bharat is the latest movie of Salman Khan, who as a young boy made a promise to his Father that he will keep his family together no matter what.
My Eid message to Salman
Khan is: Mubarak, you
have finally grown up. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
was the first time Salman showed an inclination to back a substantial
subject. With Bharat,
he shows a maturity for wanting to break out of typical Salman fare
where even the buckle on his belt would dance. Bharat
is far more real cinema. Recent films like Kalank
and Begum Jaan which
took a petty, myopic view of an epic human tragedy like the
Partition. But writer-director Ali Abbas Zafar brings out the
poignancy of the emotional havoc it caused millions of people.
One of them was Bharat, a
young boy who carries the burden of 1947 for the next 70 years.
Escaping to India with his mother and younger siblings, his uncle’s
shop on the Indian side becomes the physical symbol of hope for him.
It was this shop where his father, left behind at Lahore along with
kid sister Gudiya, had promised to meet up with all of them.
Sincerely living up to the
promise he’d made to his father that he’d keep the family
together, Bharat’s 70 years are dotted with milestones like a stint
in a circus as a daredevil rider inside the Well of Death, moving to
the Middle East as a labourer and joining the merchant navy which
encounters a pirate attack. Every phase has a set pattern of
something that’s amusing and at least one heroic deed pulled off by
Bharat. Like the captain who nobody understands leading to comic
scenes and Bharat heroically dealing with the pirates, even dancing
to Amitabh Bachchan songs with them. To be honest, any milestone
could have been chopped off without damaging Bharat’s story.
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