The Movie: Sarbjit
Caption: One evening can take life out of you
Savvy’s Rating: 3.75 / 5
Zephyr: Story, Screenplay, Songs and Randeep Hooda
1) Inconsistencies in Aishwarya Rai’s acting in the old character ; her body language is more youthful than needed
2) Few graphics were lame and unconvincing
Life is as simple as it looks till something happens. When you zoom-in, everything is magnified in life. As you zoom-out, life itself is transient.
Sarbjit is a biographical movie based on the real life story of Sarabjit Singh (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarabjit_Singh). This movie shows how a happy life turns upside down due to a novice mistake. Entire movie drills your heart as you cannot come to terms with yourself that it is actually a real story. A common man’s life, actually a human life, costs nothing when it comes to political drama where two countries are involved.
Movie takes you close to real life where everything is a big hurdle. Releasing Sarabjit is like an oasis in the desert. Every time his family celebrates his release date, after hardships, all they get is a shock of his no return. Overall, this movie is a great tribute to Sarabjit and he lives in our hearts forever. May his soul rest in peace!
Story in a nutshell (spoiler alert):
Movie starts in 1980s where border line between India and Pakistan is just few triangular pillars. If one crosses those pillars, he/she will be in another country in a second. We are in times where in emotional borders are stronger than physical borders. Sarabjit is a common man, who’s happily married with two daughters. He is a local wrestler in Punjab and has a doting sister. One day Sarabjit goes out to hangout his friend and drinks too much. In an inebriated state, he slips into Pakistan area. Pakistan police catches Sarabjit and convicted him of bombings in Pakistan.
Sarabjit rots in Pakistan jail for 23 years for the crimes he didn’t commit. Sarabjit’s family fights for his innocence and starts a movement to get him out of jail. Sarabjit’s sister plays an important role in bringing awareness of her brother’s innocence and brings entire India together to support his release. Her trials to bring back Sarabjit safely to India fails in epic. Movie ends with Sarabjit losing his life in Pakistan jail.
Movie shows the cruel handling and torture of Sarabjit in Pakistan jail, sensitive relations between India and Pakistan, determination of a poor family to get an innocent (Sarbjit) released, never ending denials of his release by political leaders, unexpected terrorist attacks at the same time when entire India was supporting the release of Sarabjit and the murder of Sarabjit in Pakistan jail by other inmates.
What worked well:
- Very engaging screenplay and direction
- Good background score and songs
- Randeep Hooda is highlight of the movie ; there’s method actors, classical actors and then there is Randeep Hooda
- Aishwarya tried her best in supporting role
Not for weak hearts and emotional souls.
If you are a movie buff and enjoys watching all kinds of movies then be my guest!
– Entire team of the movie