Directed by: Omung Kumar
Produced by: Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Krishan Kumar, Jackky Bhagnani and Rajesh Singh
Written by: Utkarshini Vashishtha and Rajesh Beri
Starring: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha, Darshan Kumaar
Music by: Jeet Gannguli,Amaal Mallik, Tanishk bagchi, Shail-Pritesh,Shashi Shivam
Cinematography: Kiran Deohans
Edited by: Rajesh Pandey
Production company: Pooja Entertainment, T-Series, Legend Studios Pvt. Ltd
Release dates: 20 May 2016
Sarbjit Singh (Randeep Hooda) lives in a village near Punjab with his wife Sukhpreet (Richa Chadha), sister Dalbir Kaur (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and father. He also has two daughters Poonam Kaur (Ankita Shrivastav) and Swapandeep Kaur. He was a farmer who worked in others farm and earns livelihood. One day he gets arrested by Pakistani army for crossing the border unknowingly. He is tortured in the Pakistani jail to death and convicted as Indian Spy and named as the person behind bomb blasts in Lahore city of Pakistan. He is alleged as Manjit Singh in Pakistan who is the main culprit behind the blasts.
Sarbjit’s sister Dalbir fought with the Pakistani Government for nearly 23 years before Sarbjit being declared as innocent. Sarbjit’s case is fought by Awais Sheikh (Darshan Kumaar). He with the help of Dalbir tries to find a way to prove Sarbjit innocent and catch the real culprit Manjit Kaur. But after Sarbjit being declared innocent given bail, he gets attacked in the jail where he gets badly injured and is hospitalized. On 2nd May 2013, he took his last breath.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director:
Omung Kumar started his career as a production designer. He worked on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films such as Black (2005) and Saawariya (2007). He made his directorial debut with the 2014 biographical sports drama Mary Kom based on the eponymous boxer. The film starring Priyanka Chopra as Kom was a critical and commercial success. Mary Kom grossed 940 million (US$14 million) at the box office against a budget of 150 million (US$2.2 million).He and the film received several awards and nominations, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Sarbjit is an intense film revolved around a very sensitive story line. With Omung Kumar as director around it seems to be the case that full justice has been done to the subject and it’s been handled sensibility. Star Cast is impressive with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumaar are in pivotal roles doing full justice to respective demanding roles.
Chances of going wrong dramatically are negligible and I am confident that Omung does manage to deliver a good movie keeping the entertainment value intact within the boundaries of cinema and has not taken any undue liberties in showcasing the highly sensitive story which is based on real life instances.
I am sure the film will get a positive response both critically and commercially at the box office.
Going by my gut feeling I am giving Sarabjit 3.5 stars out of 5, four days before the release.