With his directorial debut, Mary Kom, Omung Kumar has proved himself as one of the most talented directors of Bollywood. His debut movie was the biopic of the inspiring sportsperson and now, he has brought an untold story of a Punjabi farmer named Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted of terrorism and spying and was sentenced to death in Pakistan.
Before reviewing the film, let's praise the effort of the team
of Sarbjit, who tried their level best to bring out such a unique
biopic. Now, let's see what this movie has in store for all of
Below Are The 15 Stills From Sarbjit:
Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa
Chadha, Darshan Kumar
Director: Omung Kumar
The basic plot of the story is known to all that it revolves
around the life of two persons namely Sarabjit Singh (Randeep
Hooda) and his sister Dalbir Kaur (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan).
Sarabjit has a sweet family, and his family includes his wife
Sukhpreet (Richa Chadha), two daughters Poonam & Swapandeep
Kaur, sister Dalbir and his father. Like every other farmer,
Sarabjit also works in other people's farm for his livelihood. He
spends his life in peace until one tragic incident changes his
In an inebriated state, Sarabjit crosses the Indo-Pak border and
unluckily gets caught by the Pakistani army who mistakes him to be
an Indian spy, Ranjit Singh. On the other side, Lahore has faced
four bomb blasts and the Pakistani police doubt that it's Sarabjit
(mistaken to be Ranjit) is the main culprit behind the
Later, Sarabjit gets sentenced to capital punishment and ends up
being brutally tortured by the jail inmates of Pakistan. But this
story is of Dalbir Kaur, the sister, who leaves no stone unturned
to get her brother out from the Pakistan prison.
The struggle that Dalbir & her family have to go through to
get Sarabjit back and how they prove that Sarabjit innocent at the
Pakistan court form the crux of the story!
To know the inside details about Sarabjit's painful prison life
and Dalbir's impossible journey (as narrated by her to Omung
Kumar), you should watch the movie.
Coming to the performances of Sarbjit's star cast, Randeep is
the ultimate winner amongst all. From delivering Punjabi accent
fluently to his impeccable acting (especially during the jail
sequences), he truly won our heart.
Considering the hype created around Aishwarya's character, our
expectations from the gorgeous beauty was quite high. There were a
few scenes, which needed the fluent Punjabi accent, but she fell
However, you can feel the immense pain of a sister in
Aishwarya's eyes and her expressions throughout the film. There,
Most of Sarbjit's sequences showcase painful incidents, but
there are a few happy moments in Dalbir & Sarabjit's life and
their sweet sibling fight will warm the cockles of your
Richa Chadha & Darshan Kumar are mere side actors in the
film and they don't have much to do in the film.
Coming to the direction of the film, as we mentioned above, we
praise the effort and thought of Omung Kumar for bringing out such
unique kind of biopics. But the overuse of melodrama and lectures
ended up making the film look draggy and inspite of having a
touching storyline, many shots of the film went untouched.
There is a scene, wherein Sarbjit meets his family in jail for
the first time after years and it's natural that the audience
expect a really heart-rending conversation among them, which again
just didn't come out effectively on the screen!
Sarbjit could have been better, but it turns out to be a flawed
story-telling which fails to connect with the audiences. But you
can give it a shot for Randeep Hooda's outstanding