Directed By: Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani
Once again choosing the auspicious occasion of Eid for his much-awaited big-ticket movie, Salman Khan has beyond question made a colossal comeback on the big screen with an Eidi (gift) for his uncompromising fans.
With Salman once again sharing the screen with his frequent co-star and rumoured off-screen romantic interest Katrina Kaif after five years, the film has a blockbuster mix of action, romance, comedy, patriotism and emotion.
Trade analysts state that the film has released across 4700 screens in India and over 6000 screens worldwide. Bharat is being touted to be one of the biggest Hindi film releases in India.
Salman and Katrina’s chemistry gets a thumbs up from the audience. In fact, Bharat is seen as Katrina’s best acting part till date who has done justice to her role of a woman who self assured without being cocky.
For a saga spanning six decades, Abbas has made it sure that the storyline doesn’t go off the rails.
An official adaptation of 2014 South Korean drama, Ode to my Father, the 167-minute-long period drama revolves around the era of India-Pakistan partition in 1947.
The plot of the story hinges around the promise by an eight-year-old boy Bharat to his father (Jackie Shroff) and then spends the entire life fulfilling the same over a period of six decades — from 1947 to 2010.
With good performances by Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover and Jackie Shroff, an emotional touch of patriotism and relationships, and a scent of humour and classical old-time Bollywood dialogues, Bharat is surely going to be the ideal choice for a perfect family entertainment this weekend.