Director: Omung Kumar
Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha, Darshan Kumaar
With Dalbir Kaur being an intense part of the board, the Omung Kumar’s directorial “Sarbjit” incorporates some real interactions, and scenarios. A movie of a happy-go-lucky family, Punjabi man Sarbjit aka Randeep is portrayed in its true essence, and YES, Randeep has done true justice to his character with his authentic approach.
- Richa Chadha and Randeep Hooda stole the whole show with their terrific acting, and did what it had to be done in order to get into the skin of the character.
- Based on a true story, the movie signifies the battle of a sister trying to free his wrongly-accused brother.
- Aishwarya did a steady job, and did shine in few moments of silence. Her aging phenomena extracted her non-glamorous side, which is itself a treat to watch.
- Randeep’s Punjabi act is a steady Hit!!
- Some scenes regarding candle march, Dalbir’s fights, Richa’s plight as an estranged wife and flashbacks are heart-gripping.
- “Salamat” and “Dard”, two major tracks of the movie, captures the endless love, wait and emotions of the characters.
- Randeep’s transformation is highly impeccable. A trivia fact, he lost 18 major kilos to essay this role.
- The movie has a narrative pattern, and the story of Sarbjit being accused as a terrorist sums up the plight of an innocent man amidst Indo-Pakistan relations.
- Forced melodrama, a commercialized plot, making it a little slow for viewers to connect and grip with the story.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s screechy dialogue delivery is something you need cotton balls for!!
- A rather lengthy affair, it somewhere loses the viewer between Dalbir’s quest for her brother’s freedom and the true plight of Sarbjit.
- The plot casted more space for the heroine rather than balancing the tracks with Sarbjit’s disappearance.
The Final Verdict
As a final point, Sarbjit touches your heart with its soul-wrenching story but fails to make a steady impact as expected. Watch out for Randeep Hooda and his tremendous act as Sarbjit, Aish in her de-glam most as Dalbir and Richa with her power-packed performance.