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Right from Peon to Principal, and from the most lowly menial staff to the office of the Prime Minister, modern secular India is embedded in corruption by officials who brag that even if ... See full summary »

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Peehu Verma
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Akhil Verma
Shagun Luthra ...
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Veerendra Saxena ...
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Inspector Ram Singh Malik
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Right from Peon to Principal, and from the most lowly menial staff to the office of the Prime Minister, modern secular India is embedded in corruption by officials who brag that even if Mahatma Gandhi were to approach them to grant access to his very own Sabarmati Ashram, he would not be spared. In this era a honest man is defined as one who readily accepts a bribe and does the needful, while a dishonest man is one who accepts a bribe but refuses to do the needful. It is in this atmosphere that the Kapoor family live. This family consists of Suresh Kumar Kapoor, a Professor at a Delhi college; his wife, Sarita, who is a Librarian, and a son who is Captain Rohit in the 7th Jat Regiment of the Indian Army. Suresh is pitted against the corrupt system when he receives word that his son has been killed in Kargil, when the fragile truce between Pakistan and India was broken, resulting in thousands of deaths on both sides. In condolence, Suresh and Sarita receive messages from various army ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A Simple Story about Two Parents Struggle Against the Corrupt System
12 December 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Ashwini Chaudhary's 'Dhoop' takes a look into corruption of the governmental system. Unlike the several other films about corruption in India, 'Dhoop' takes a different turn. There is no overt bloodbath sequence or dramatic scene where the hero takes the law in his own hands, none of that nonsense. What we see is the parent's struggle against the corrupt system to keep the memory of their son and the several other brave soldiers who were martyred.

Based on a true story, Chaudhary's film starts at a slower pace but it gradually picks up. The screenplay keeps the viewer engaged as we see how the professor overcomes each obstacle and the sacrifices he makes. Music also contributes well. Jagjit Singh's Ghazals are beautiful.

Performances are a standout. Om Puri and Ravathi are truly excellent. One cannot help but feel for these two strong characters. Their performances look very natural and both prove that they are two of the best. In her debut film, Gul Panag definitely holds her own and her next films like 'Dor' and 'Manorama Six Feet Under' further prove that she's here to stay. In a brief role, Sanjay Suri does well. However, he looks a little too old for the part.

'Dhoop' tells a simple story of the common man's struggle against the system. The ending is slightly dramatic but the strong acting and the screenplay more than make up for the flaws. Definitely worth a watch.


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