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Sarbjit Movie Review

Sarbjit Movie Review

Sarbjit Movie Review
Average Ratings:2.54/5 
Score: 45% Positive 
Reviews Counted: 13
Positive: 5
Neutral: 2
Negative: 6

Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
In many ways Sarbjit feels half-baked and wanting. But the performances – particularly Randeep Hooda’s – keeps you invested in what’s on the screen. It’s not a perfect film, but there is enough to appreciate here. I’m going with a generous three out of five.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Twitter
Watched #Sarbjit. A film that leaves you with myriad feelings. Shocked, stunned, saddened at the ordeal Sarbjit and his family underwent...Sarbjit grabs your attention from start and never loses track. Intense episodes, emotional undercurrent, simmering rage are a big plus...Omung Kumar chooses a tough subject and narrates it most compellingly. Captures pain, pathos, emotions meticulously.Sarbjit shakes you up as it reaches the finale. Relevant, engaging and volatile.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Sarbjit has an emotional drama as its plus point but its slow pace, docu-drama-like feel, tragic ending and unfulfilling drama will be the stumbling blocks in its box-office journey. This Sarbjit is destined to suffer at the turnstiles and to fight a losing battle.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Filmcompanion
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Srijana Das Site:Times Of India
The direction depicts a human being and a human truth - individuals often face prisons of politics where the innocent can be shackled in darkness. Sarbjit breaks your heart - but in contrast to India-Pak fantasies like 'Gadar', it bears no blame. It makes you cherish your loved ones - and appreciate others too. Sarbjit makes a point. Humans come and go. Humanity survives.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
I did tear up a couple of times, but only for Sarbjit. Randeep Hooda is mostly shown inside his dark, fetid cell, his hair filthy, his hands gnarled. He nails the look and the accent, letting neither overpower him, and is the only reason to sit through this sagging saga.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
Sarbjit is an irresponsibly sloppy film, a film so focused on artless emotional manipulation and trying to make the audience weep, that it trivialises an important true-life story. Instead of a film about a wrongfully imprisoned farmer, Kumar -- whose film stars Randeep Hooda in the title role -- appears intent to create the story of a true martyr, even though Sarabjit, once caught, didn't have much of a choice in the matter. Yet Kumar wants to give us The Passion Of The Hooda.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Shubha Saha Site:Mid Day
With a story so touching and a performance this brilliant, the director had half his battle won. He has more or less managed to pull it off too, but it definitely could have been better if there was more emotional depth and steadfast sincerity towards the plot, instead of taking it through the usual filmi melodramatic route once in a while.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
The script seems more intent on giving the heroine a platform to holler and hector her way though than on crafting a balanced narrative that tracks the impact of Sarabjit's disappearance on the family as a whole. With the star not shining all that bright and the actors in the mix not allowed to play the game their way, Sarbjit is a well-meaning outing that fails to do justice to its subject. Watch it only if you are an Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan fan no matter what.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama
Omung Kumar is obviously passionately involved with the cause of prisoners on both sides of the border and at the end makes an impassioned appeal that politics shouldn't be played when innocent lives are involved. On the whole, SARBJIT is a landmark film with great performances and a superbly told narrative. The entertainment quotient is missing which is compensated by the phenomenal manner in which the story is told. At the box office, it will be appreciated by matured audience.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Team Pinkvilla Site:Pinkvilla
And yet, only and only for Randeep's sparkling performance, we suggest you don’t miss Sarbjit. He makes his pain your own with his pitch-perfect rendering. Well, only if good intentions could make good films, Randeep’s efforts wouldn’t be lost in the dance and drama of this humdrum feat. For all the effort he has put into this movie, he definitely deserved better.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi
Sarbjit fails to rise above its commercial nature to actually hit you in the gut with its real story. A contrived plot and over the top performance by Aish makes this movie a lengthy affair. For not doing justice to the actual Sarabjit issue, I’d say this film is passable.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:GulfNews
Sarbjit feels too contrived and never becomes powerfully evocative.Sarbjit would have benefitted greatly had it been a no-frills affair rather than making it a mainstream movie filled with commercial elements. The good news is that Sarbjit — which deals with the tenuous relationship and long-enduring tensions between India and Pakistan — isn’t reduced to a jingoistic exercise. Rai Bachchan is making a plea to all to be humane, however some of her voice is drowned as the makers are desperate to make it an edible film for the Bollywood movie fans who like a bit of dance and drama.
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Sarbjit Story:  

Biopic of Sarabjit Singh, a farmer residing at Bhikiwind, Punjab, near the Indo-Pak border, crossed the border after having a couple of drinks. However, he was mistaken to be an Indian spy and was sentenced to capital punishment. The film Sarabjit however will present the struggle that Dalbir went through while fighting for justice for her brother. Dalbir was very close to her brother and considered him like a son.

Sarbjit Release Date:

May 20 2016

 Director:  Omung Kumar

 Producer:  Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar ,Sandeep Singh ,Omung Kumar

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
 Randeep Hooda
 Richa Chadha
 Darshan Kumaar

Run Time:  2 hours and 9 Minutes

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  1. Aishwarya Rai is trying to be like Sunny Deol in the Movie & Randeep Hooda has only paid Attention to the Skeleton Body of Sarabjeet, Artifical Aishwarya & Robbed Randeep

  2. Taran Adarsh, a blind critic at work.

  3. Taran, a blind critic at work.

  4. सरबजीत:
    बहना, ओ बहना! [2/5]

    मुख्य भूमिकायें सितारों की किस्मत होती हैं, चमचमाती थाली में रख कर ड्राइंग रूम में परोस दी जाती हैं. सहायक भूमिकायें अक्सर अभिनेताओं की झोली में उनकी मेहनत का नजराना समझकर डाल दी जाती हैं. कम से कम बॉलीवुड में बॉक्स-ऑफिस के इर्द-गिर्द मंडराती रहने वाली ‘बड़ी’ फिल्मों का तो यही लब्बो-लुबाब है. ओमंग कुमार की ‘सरबजीत’ उन्ही चंद फिल्मों में से एक है.

    सरबजीत [रणदीप हुडा] सालों से पाकिस्तानी जेल में हिन्दुस्तानी जासूस होने के शक़ में कैद है. बहन दलबीर कौर [ऐश्वर्या राय बच्चन] की लगातार कोशिशों का दम-ख़म देखिये कि आज सरबजीत का पूरा परिवार उस से मिलने पाकिस्तान की जेल में आया है. बीवी [रिचा चड्ढा] भर्राए गले से पूछ बैठती है, “ठीक हो?” सरबजीत [हुडा] अपनी सारी टूटती सांसें बटोर कर कहता है, “अब हूँ!” मेरे ख़याल से पूरी फिल्म का ये सबसे कामयाब, सबसे कारगर सीन है. यहाँ आपको फिल्म से शिकायतें कम रहती हैं, पर कुछ है जो अचानक आपके जेहन में बिजली की तरह कौंध गया है. सीन में मौजूद सितारे [राय बच्चन] की चकाचौंध धीमी पड़ गयी है. दोनों अभिनेताओं को [चड्ढा और हुडा] बहुत थोड़ा ही सही, फैलने का एक मौका मिल गया है और वे उसमें इस कदर कामयाब रहते हैं कि आप सोच में पड़ जाते हैं, आखिर क्यूँ हर ‘मैरी कॉम’ को जरूरत होती है ‘प्रियंका चोपड़ा’ की?

    जब ऐश्वर्या अपने चीखने-चिल्लाने के प्रतिभा-प्रदर्शन में कैमरे को लताड़ने में मशगूल रहतीं हैं, अक्सर बैकग्राउंड में रिचा चड्ढा या तो भैसें नहलाने या ढहती दीवाल की ईंटें हटाने में चुपचाप लगी रहती हैं. उन्हें पता है, उन्हें सिर्फ फिल्म चलाने के लिए शामिल नहीं किया गया है. हालाँकि ओमंग कुमार उनका भी इस्तेमाल अरिजीत सिंह के गाने पर बखूबी करते हैं, ठीक वैसे ही जैसे वो रणदीप को फिल्म के शुरुआत में ही ‘बैंड बाजा बारात’ का रणवीर सिंह बनाने में कोई कसर नहीं छोड़ते. सरबजीत की बहन के रोल में ऐश्वर्या को एक माकूल ज़मीन देने में ओमंग इतनी शिद्दत दिखाते हैं कि फिल्म में हर बूढा-बच्चा-जवान ऐश्वर्या को ‘बहनजी’ ही कह के बुलाता है. उस पर डॉयलागबाजी का आलम कुछ यूँ कि ‘ग़दर’ का सनी देओल भी तौबा कर ले!

    ग़ालिब अपने एक शे’र में कहते हैं, “मुश्किलें पड़ीं मुझपे इतनी कि आसां हो गयीं”. ओमंग कुमार भी ‘सरबजीत’ की कहानी में मुश्किलों को पहले तो यूँ सामने ला पटकते हैं मानो अब कुछ भी हल मुमकिन नहीं, फिर अगले ही पल उन्हें कुछ इस अंदाज़ से दुरुस्त कर देते हैं, जैसे पहले उनका कोई नाम-ओ-निशाँ ही न रहा हो. फिल्म अपने इसी लचर रवैये की वजह से अक्सर सच्चाई से परे झाँकने लगती है. सरबजीत का पाकिस्तानी जेल में लगातार अपने परिवार के साथ चिट्ठियों से जुड़े रहना, दलबीर कौर का बार-बार पाकिस्तान आना-जाना, वहाँ के लोगों को मुंहतोड़ जवाब देना; सब कुछ एक बॉलीवुड फिल्म के दायरे में बड़ी आसानी से समा जाता है.

    आखिर में, ओमंग कुमार की ‘सरबजीत’ रणदीप हुडा, रिचा चड्ढा और अपने छोटे से मजेदार रोल में दर्शन कुमार [मैरी कॉम, एनएच 10 वाले] के अच्छे अभिनय के बावजूद, ऐश्वर्या के उकता देने वाले अभिनय [???], धीमी गति और कहानी में बनावटीपन के पुट की वजह से आपके दिल तक शायद ही पहुँच पाए. [2/5]


  6. SARBJIT MOVIE REVIEW - (3/5) - A heartbreaking film let down by its melodramatic tone and a poor show by Ash! Yet manages to have an impact...

    Omung Kumar returns to yet another biopic with Sarbjit. His previous film Mary Kom was much light hearted and done up with much more passion and was rather lifted by PeeCee's spectacular performance. Sarbjit however is a heartfelt film but is never able to rise much above its shrilly tone.
    The film revolves around the struggles of a sister to get his brother out of the jail who has been behind the bars since 25 years that too because of a mistaken identity. Omung Kumar keeps the screenplay simple and straight never letting his passion soar enough or never letting the writing be out of the box. He follows a simple line of the sister's struggle and her helplessness.
    Aishwarya Rai plays Dalbir Kaur, Sarbjit's sister. She acts all old and rotten, just being successful in shouting loud at people and showing off the shrillness of her voice. In the silent scenes though she is a saver. Being a punjabi, I can't get over her poor command over Punjabi which was a constant distraction for me. Randeep Hooda is exceptional as Sarbjit himself. He undergoes a transformation only few may agree to go through. He is pitch perfect, his grief, anguish, helplessness, happiness and satisfaction all reach straight to your heart. Richa Chadda though has less meat in her role shines bright many a times overshadowing Aishwarya. A scene towards the second half displays her true potential.
    Omung displays the true brutalities of the jail, and the helplessness of the common man. Also he keeps the India Pakistan tone alive throughout the film constantly explaining the developments between the countries. But the brutal treatment many a times feels overdone and rather exaggerated just to bring those few tears of pity in your eyes. The narrative is constantly punctured by songs slowing down the pace and increasing the runtime of the otherwise gripping film. With loads of melodrama infused and rotten display by Aishwarya, it fails to rise beyond your expectations.
    I am going with three out of five for Sarbjit. A partially engaging film which manages to be impactful!


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