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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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Credited cast:
Paresh Rawal ...
Vallabhai Jhaverbhai "Sardar" Patel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Very Gripping
9 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its a very noble attempt to portray a great man in another perspective. The facts are shown very honestly and without adding a lot of unwanted drama. I specially liked the original B&W clippings in between so that viewers can relate to the happenings around that era. The portrayal of Nehru is very natural. He is shown a little childish yet loyal to Sardar Patel.

Paresh Rawal did a tremendous job at playing Sardar Patel as did Benjamin Gilani and Tom Alter. I couldn't take my eyes off the movie even though there were minor editing glitches. The movie is very fast paced so even a dull autobiographic topic like this turns to be very interesting. A must watch for all Indians and people interested in Indian history!


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