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Sarbit Full Movie | Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda | Movie Review

Fri May 20 2016, 3:42 pm



Sarbjit is once again a biopic from the man who gave us Mary Kom. It tells the tale of Sarabjit, a young man living on the Indo-Pak border who accidentally crosses into Pakistan one drunken night. He is mistaken for an Indian spy and is blamed for the Karachi blasts. What ensues is a two decade long struggle helmed by his sister Dalbir played by Aishwarya Rai. She leaves no stone unturned in her effort to prove her brother’s innocence and makes it her life’s goal to secure justice for him.

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

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