Very rarely does one come across a film that makes the other films look so trivial in comparison. Dharm is one of those films!
In which genre does one classify / place a film like Dharm? It talks of religion. It talks of communal harmony. It also looks at the parent-child bond. Most importantly, Dharm is one of those thought-provoking films that touch the core of your heart.
Certain films are beyond box-office. It would be blasphemous to evaluate their potential on the basis of how they fare at the turnstiles. That holds true for Dharm.
An outstanding film in all respects, this one deserves the highest praise and of course, the highest award. Do yourself one favor. Watch Dharm.
Dharm is about a Hindu priest, Pandit Chaturvedi [Pankaj Kapur], who's revered in Benaras. One day, his daughter gets an infant home. The mother of this infant had disappeared and was untraceable. The priest's wife [Supriya Pathak Kapur] requests him to allow her to raise the child [Krish Parekh], instead of sending him to an orphanage. The priest hesitates initially, but agrees later. Gradually, the child wins everyone's heart, including that of the priest.