You can take Bharat out of Salman Khan, but you can’t take Salman out of Bharat. But the film proves this saying wrong as you cannot take Bharat out of Salman either. The most awaited film of the year especially for all the Bhaijaan fans releases today.
Bharat is an official adaption of South Korean drama ‘Ode to My Father’ (2014). It focuses on the personal and professional choices made by the character of Salman Khan in the film against the social backdrop of its time.
The story is based on a little boy who is forced to be responsible early in his life and grows up with no regret of a non-existent childhood. He in facts makes it his life goal to put his family before him. The film showcases the journey of Bharat (Salman Khan) over the course of several decades as he goes through the ups and downs of life.
Bharat decided to dedicate his entire life to keeping the promise he made to his missing father with whom he got separated during the Indo-Pak partition in 1947 as a child. He also got separated from his sister in the process.
With a hope to reunite with his family one day, he takes it upon himself as the eldest son of the house to look after his mother and siblings. To make ends meet, you can see Bharat jumping into odd jobs. From 1947 to 2010 the narrative goes through a period of over six decades.
Bharat also falls in love with Katrina Kaif who is essaying the role of Kumud who is feisty, brave and honest enough to make the first move on him. Her chemistry with Salman feels natural and she does a good job by portraying a woman who is self-assured. She is equally superior to her man in the film. also it is said to be one of the best performances of her till date.
Another thing that stands in the film is Sunil Grover’s character as Vilayati who is Bharat’s best friend and confidante. The relationship of a friend as a soulmate is depicted beautifully here. Sunil Grover doe complete justice to his well-written role and he deserve more such significant parts.
Salman Khan bonding with his real family makes him the perfect choice to play the role of Bharat thereby making it more convincing for the audience. The director Ali Abbas Zafar plays a balancing act. He portrayed emotions with ample of fun that would get Salman’s diehard fans to whistle.
Despite the entertainment, humour and nobility, the movie has too many things happening at once and too many time leaps make the movie exhausting and scattered.
Overall, the movie is well-intentioned, entertaining and realistic but the only problem is that tries a bit too hard to prove it. A family entertainer you should watch this long weekend. It is a special treat for the Salman Khan fans on Eid.
Check out the trailer: