Aishwarya Rai and Randeep Hooda starrer Sarabjit has hit the theatres today. Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumar are also seen in key roles. Mary Kom fame director Omung Kumar is the director of this heart wrenching biopic. Bhushan Kumar and Vashu Bhagnani have co-produced Sarabjit.
Sarabjit is the story of a loving brother and doting sister who goes out of her way to bring back home her imprisoned brother. Sarabjit (Randeep Hooda) a farmer by profession is a complete family man. He is a loving brother, husband and a doting father too. Things turn bad and he is suddenly jailed for allegedly being Ranjit Singh – the person responsible for the Lahore blasts. He is permanently jailed in Pakistan and the country doesn’t do anything to free the man.
Dalbir gets into action and starts her extensive mission to get her brother back. She fights it out and does everything possible including meeting the Prime Minister of the country to bring Sarabjit home. At the same time Sarabjit’s wife Sukhpreet (Richa Chadha) takes the house responsibility and becomes the mother and father both to the kids. Sarabjit here in the prison is completely broken. Trying to live to meet his family one day and bearing the torture. A Pakistani lawyer Awais Shaikh (Darshan Kumar) comes to their rescue and fights for Sarabjit’s justice.
Omung Kumar puts on celluloid the saddened story of Sarabjit and his sister’s unending fighting spirit to bring him back home. The narrative and screenplay had to be very hard hitting and raw. The tormented scenes of torturing Sarabjit in Jail are very upsetting but they had to be documented in that way to showcase the truth.
The real hero of the film is undeniably Dalbir – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aish breathed every moment of Dalbir’s life. Dalbir’s toughness, strong attitude, never losing spirit is conveyed brilliantly by Ash. When Dalbir Kaur is earnestly fighting for her brother and his life with utmost sadness and rage, we don’t see Aishwarya Rai there but we see a sister wrenching her heart out for the lost brother.
Randeep lost 18 kgs in 28 days to get the look of a dreaded prisoner. He excels in that. Randeep as a tormented prisoner melts the audience hearts. The ageing process and an innocent prisoner’s plight in a distant country have been beautifully emoted by Randeep.
Richa Chadha as Sarabjit’s wife supported the star cast well. Her silence speaks volumes and the grief and sadness of separation from her husband is expressed immensely.
Shail-Pritesh music aids a lot. Tracks like 'Dard' and 'Salamat' stay with you and keep running in your mind after leaving the theatre. The camera and editing work by Kiran Deohans and Rajesh Pandey deserve a special mention.
Sarabjit is a earnest film about the earnest emotions and hardships of a brother and sister. The entire team has made a breathtaking film! Kudos!