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Sardar (1993)

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An account of Vallbhbhai Patel's political life while India was taking first steps as an independent country.

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Paresh Rawal ...
Vallabhai Jhaverbhai "Sardar" Patel
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Tom Alter ...
Lord Mountbatten 'Dickey'
Riju Bajaj ...
Young Atmaram
Elisa D'Souza
Deepika Deshpande
Benjamin Gilani ...
Urmi Juvekar
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Pradeep Kuckreja
Loveleen Mishra
Jennifer Molt
Suhasini Mulay
Govind Namdeo ...
Shankar
Nirmal Pandey
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Vallabhai Patel was born in a wealthy Gujarat-based family and initially did not take part in the freedom struggle, scoffed at Mohandas Gandhi, and referred to him as a Social Worker. But when Mohandas gave a speech in Ahmedabad during 1915, Vallabhai changed his mind, decides to immerse himself in the freedom struggle, and created awareness in the entire state of Gujarat so much so that he was considered eligible for the position of the first Prime Minister of an independent India. But when the Congress Working Committee supported Jawarhal Nehru, Vallabhai bowed out amidst intense debate on the creation of Pakistan by Mohammad Ali Jinnah of the Muslim League. While Mohandas was not inclined to endorse any move to partition India, Mountbatten, the British Viceroy, along with Jawarharlal, Vallabhai, and others were in favor of partitioning India and allowing Jinnah to create two Pakistan, one each on the borders of Rajastan and Bengal respectively, in order to prevent any bloodshed. ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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good but not up to full potential
23 March 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

First bad points editing leaves a lot to be desired. cinematography is good in patches. Annu kapur is not impressive as Gandhi. Many crucial details of sardar's life are left out as how he organised congress ? his relationship with Bose. his early struggle to become lawyer.

gud points. A different take from NEhru-Gandhi view on Indian freedom struggle. Brings out grayness of various characters not always black or white. shows Nehru's communist leaning which kept India poor for last 50 yrs. doesn't blame partition on British but shows that Muslims never wanted to live with Hindus. Shows how honest sardar was as he refuses his brother in law business favor while Nehru got everyone in his family appointed to constitutional posts. overall a must watch & should have got Paresh rawal a national award.


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