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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 us...
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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 entire life!
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 blasts.
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 flat.
However, you can feel the immense pain of a sister in Aishwarya's eyes and her expressions throughout the film. There, Aishwarya shines!
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 heart.
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 performance!