Review ★★★★★
Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bajrangi Bhaijaan was a buried treasure for me. I had no idea what to expect because I can’t remember where I found it before I added it to my list but it has to be the award winner for “Movie with Most Heart”. After a mute girl becomes lost from her mother in a foreign country, the girl “Munni” clings on to a local religious devotee who gives his life to having a clean heart. The “in-laws” of this man, Pawan, are skeptical of the girl at first, but throw her out of the house when they find she is Muslim. So Pawan plots to bring her back to her mother himself. The movie was deeply political in some really eloquent ways. It really aspires to try to bridge some gaps between Pakistan and India, and Hindus and Muslims. There are light stereotypes but so little bitterness.

The story itself was timeless and beautiful. The movie and cast where great. (And I actually enjoyed Kareena Kapoor in this one - she really can play elegant roles when she wants to! And the child actress who played Munni has a very bright acting career ahead of her). And of course, a great soundtrack too. Highly recommended for all.




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