Bharat: An engaging family drama to keep you hooked!


‘Bharat’ movie is an official adaptation of South Korean drama Ode to my Father (2014) that focuses on the personal and professional choices of its righteous hero, set against the social backdrop of its time.

On being separated from his dad and sister during the Indo-Pak partition in 1947 as a youngster, Bharat chooses to commit as long as he can remember to keep the promise he’d made to his missing dad. He accepts it upon himself as the oldest child of the house to take care of his mom and kin, trusting their family would rejoin sometime in the future. From 1947 to 2010, the account crosses a time of more than six decades. You see Bharat going for unsafe random temp jobs to make a decent living.

He even begins to look all starry eyed at the feisty Kumud (Katrina Kaif), who is courageous enough to make the first move. “I love you. Shaadi ki umra ho gayi hai meri. Tumse shaadi karna chahti hoon,” she says without the slightest hesitation. She proposes marriage without dreading dismissal. “I do and say what I believe is correct,” she includes and wouldn’t fret prodding Salman, “Tum thodey self-obsessed nahi ho?” She was amazing even in Zero and Bharat is Katrina’s best acting part till date. Her chemistry with Salman feels on-pointe and she works superbly at depicting a lady who is confident without being arrogant. She is equivalent, even better than her man and Ali Abbas Zafar gets straight to the point regarding it.

What likewise emerges in Ali’s direction is the means by which he puts Sunil Grover’s character as Vilayati, Bharat’s closest companion and comrade. Our closest companions are our perfect partners, consistent mates and it reflects here delightfully. Sonali Kulkarni and Jackie Shroff are marvelous as usual.

In the midst of the ‘hookup culture’ being celebrated in motion pictures, Salman’s movies with old fashioned qualities regularly mean to get the families together. He acts well and looks great. Salman’s extraordinary closeness to his genuine family (guardians and kin), makes him perfect to play Bharat as he typifies his character’s qualities, in this way making it additionally persuading.

Ali actually, plays an exercise in careful control. He imbues feelings with sufficient fun Salman components that will get his diehard fans to whistle. He mounts the winding story in an unhurried way on a tremendous canvas. Bharat has such a large number of things occurring without a moment’s delay and too many time jumps. This in the long run makes the film a debilitating, good watch in spite of the amusement, silliness and respectability it spreads.

Bharat is engaging enough to keep you hooked.