Director Omung Kumar had a very effective and human tale to tell, but instead of delivering a hard-hitting story, he gives us dollops of melodrama at every turn. Every important moment in the film is made unrealistic thanks to the unnecessarily florid dialogues and over-the-top treatment. The story fails to explore the matter subjectively and makes it all about Dalbir’s struggle. It doesn’t even flesh out the anguish of the characters very well and a lot of these issues can be blamed on the editing which feels random at times.
Coming to the performances, Randeep Hooda puts in the best turn as the titular Sarabjit. He is intense and effective and proves just why he is regarded as a fine actor. On the other hand, Aishwarya Rai misses the mark completely and comes across as screechy and anno