“Sarbjit” has rated 3.5 stars after its realasing on 20 May. It is a biopic of Sarabjit Singh Aitwal, a farmer from Punjab’s Bhikhiwind town who was arrested in Pakistan for crossing the border on August 28, 1990.
The movie shows a 23-year-old journey of his sister, Dalbir Kaur, depicting her trials and tribulations in the course of her endeavour to bring back his brother from Pakistan and clear all the allegations who is convicted for a series of bomb blasts and charges of terrorism.
The cast of Sarbjit visited Delhi’s Le Merdian for the promotion of the film on 20 May. Where movie starrer Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said that she as Dalbir Kaur has worked with her heart and soul into her character. She has delivered a fairly robust performance and evokes sympathy, not merely on the strength of her performance, but because of the powerful character she depicts.
Actor Randeep Hooda as Sarbjit steals the show. His transition, physically and mentally from a happy-go-lucky man to an anguished imprisoned soul, is palpable.
Director Omang Kumar who had earlier delivered “Mary Kom”, has handled the film very strongly. Scripted in a non-linear fashion, the film starts off on an uneven note and gradually as the narration progresses, it settles on an even keel to unravel the compelling drama.