Another film that will mark its entry into the patriotic film trend that began with Uri: The Surgical Strike this year is Salman Khan starrer Bharat by Ali Abbas Zafar. The Bharat trailer is finally out, and has everyone talking about it.
The grand trailer opens with former PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s “Tryst with Destiny” speech, and traces the journey of a common, middle-class old man retelling his life journey that began with the Independence of the country. Film observers are saying Bharat could become Salman Khan’s biggest blockbuster and perhaps the most successful film at the box-office this year, after Endgame.
From a motorcyclist racing across velodromes and romancing Disha Patani in his “jawani jaaneman” phase, the trailer switched to a more composed look of the actor going to the Arab countries to work in an oil rig.
Katrina Kaif’s entry as the recruiter for the oil company is classic. She looks different and suave, and then the film again goes through a twist. Flashbacks of Partition, promises made, and family hold prime importance in the film that perhaps explores Salman as an overarching character figure in various roles. Spanning 71 years since Independence, Bharat explores Khan’s journey from then to now.
Jackie Shroff is a looming presence, being utilised for his baritone voice and personality to lend gravitas to a film that signifies typical Salman style. Shroff looks and exhumes similar airs as he did in John Abraham starrer Romeo Akbar Walter( RAW).
Watch the trailer here
Starring Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu, Sonali Kulkarni, Aasif Sheikh and Nora Fatehi, the film under the banner of SK Films and Reel Life productions is going to be an Eid release, on 5 June 2019.