PLOT : An 8-year-old boy makes a vow to his father that he will keep his family together till his father returns, a promise that he works to keep over the next 60 years of his life.

MOVIE REVIEW : BHARAT is based on the South Korean drama film Ode To My Father (2014),  4th highest-grossing film in Korea. The makers have successfully delivered a captivating remake. It is divided into five eras, Bharat’s childhood, his teenage life, his adulthood, his mid-life and his old age. The movie recalls historic instances like the 1947 partition, the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, rise of unemployment, 1983 Cricket World Cup, Manmohan Singh’s liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation plans and the present times.

Its a worth watching film.. don’t fall for the haters comments, its a perfect treat for eid. A film that covers an entire lifespan of a character is very rare and is only seen in biopics. The movie which has strong performances and family emotions shouldn’t be missed. And its a must watch for Salman Khan fans. After director Ali Abbas Zafar’s previous blockbusters like Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, expectations from him were very high. He tried a completely different genre this time, this one is not better than his previous film but he manages a drama film quite well and didn’t disappoint his viewers this time also.

First half shows Bharat’s journey from a Russian circus stuntman where he meets Radha to a oil mine worker in the UAE where he meets Kumud and they fall for each other. He undergoes several life experiences with his best friend played by Sunil Grover. The underground mines scenes in middle east are thrilling.

Second half shows his steps as working in a Merchant Navy and then looking for his lost father and sister. Editing could have been done better to reduce the run time, should have been shortened by 10-15 mins but  it again engages the audience towards the end. In the climax, the scenes of reunion of departed relatives will leave you with teary eyes.

Salman Khan proved again that he is not only good in the action films but can act well when it comes to emotional ones too. After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Tubelight, Bharat is also a treat for Salman’s fans. Katrina Kaif has given a good performance, she gets a very well-written character and does a justice to her role. Sunil Grover as Bharat’s friend is a delight to watch, added humor to the film & he will surely be appreciated for his part. He gets a lot of screen time, almost like the second lead of the film.

Jackie Shroff is very impressive in his limited screen time, his scene with Salman is penned perfectly and Tabu got a impactful cameo. Satish Kaushik, Aasif Sheikh and Brijendra Kala gives a brief comic relief. Kumud Mishra, Sonali Kulkarni and Shashank Arora are totally wasted. Disha Patani and Nora Fatehi got a decent dance number but nothing much to offer.

Vishal-Shekhar’s music is not so great, only Slow Motion is a chartbuster. Chashni and Aithey Aa are just average.

Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Direction 4/5
Acting 3.5/5
Cinematography 3.5/5
Story 3.5/5
Screenplay 3.5/5

It’s a worth watching journey and a complete package of Humour & Family Emotions.

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