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 »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Geeta Rao has two admirers - one is Siddharth Tyabji and the other is Vikram Malhotra circa 1969 West Bengal that is witnessing it's struggle against the ruling Congress party, joining ... See full summary »

Director: Sudhir Mishra
Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Chitrangda Singh
Pinjar (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the days leading up to Partition, a Hindu woman is abducted by a Muslim man. Soon, she finds herself not only forced into marriage, but living in a new country as the borders between India and Pakistan are drawn.

Director: Chandra Prakash Dwivedi
Stars: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Sanjay Suri
1971 (2007)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based on true facts, the film revolves around 6 brave soldiers who escape from the clutches of the Pakistan Army and risk death with honour and courage with sacrifice towards their journey home.

Director: Amrit Sagar
Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Ravi Kishan, Deepak Dobriyal
Khosla's Nest (2006)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A Delhi based retired middle class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Stars: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created. The two eventually get married and have a ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Sharma
Stars: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Amrish Puri
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family, Damini happens to see a cruel act done by her ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Stars: Meenakshi Sheshadri, Tinnu Anand, Sulabha Arya
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar
Karz (1980)
Action | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ravi is killed by his wife after his marriage. He is reborn as Monty and is now a singer he goes to holiday in Ooty where he recollects his memories from previous life and inquires about his family from first life and his evil wife Kamini.

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim, Simi Garewal
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At the age of 55, a Hindu man discovers that he was born Muslim and adopted by a Hindu family.

Director: Fuwad Khan
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor
Ram Lakhan (1989)
Action | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sharda (Raakhee) vows vengeance when her husband is murdered by his two evil cousins, Bhishamber (Amrish Puri) and Bhanu (Paresh Rawal), and she and her two young sons are thrown out on the... See full summary »

Director: Subhash Ghai
Stars: Rakhee Gulzar, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor
Drama | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Prahaar is the story of Major Chavan, a tough and stern soldier, trained to destroy the enemy. He can see the enemy on our borders but is unaware of the invisible enemy within ourselves. ... See full summary »

Director: Nana Patekar
Stars: Makrand Deshpande, Madhuri Dixit, Gautam Joglekar
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Governor Jaisingh Sinha is murdered and the needle of suspicion points towards his estranged son, Sahil Sinha who must prove his innocence.

Director: Rajiv Rai
Stars: Bobby Deol, Manisha Koirala, Kajol
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Prof. Suresh Kumar Kapoor
Revathy ...
Mrs. Sarita Kapoor
Gul Panag ...
Peehu Verma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Preeti Dayal ...
Mrs. Naina Verma
Gopi Desai ...
Rukma
Ashutosh Jha ...
Raman - Rukma's son
Ehsan Khan ...
Akhil Verma
Shagun Luthra ...
Herself - NDTV News Reporter
Richa Nayyar ...
Mrs. Sarbati Nihar Singh
Niharika ...
Nishi Verma
Veerendra Saxena ...
Virubhai
Murli Sharma ...
Col. Rathore
Yashpal Sharma ...
Inspector Ram Singh Malik
...
Capt. Rohit Kapoor
Ganesh Yadav ...
Murli Pandey
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 2003 (India)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Excellent Movie shown of those after The Kargil Conflict
25 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

During my research on the conflicting between India and Pakistan on the "Line of Control (LOC)" in the Kargil region of Kashmir, I was told of this movie when I tried to find out what had happened to the survivors, their families and to the families of those who never returned. But to satisfy myself, I continued with the research.

A certain Captain Rohit Kapoor is killed in action on the "Line of Control" in the Kargil sector of Kashmir. His parents, unaware of his death, who have been waiting for his call, are taken by surprise and shock when the mother finds her husband unconscious and on the floor after answering a call.But after recovering, the father breaks the news to the mother that their son has been killed in action in Kargil. He then calls his son's girlfriend. She, with support from her parents, decides to help her late boyfriend's family as they struggle to survive. The movie stars Sanjay Suri, Om Puri, Revathi and Murli Sharma. One of the parents of a certain Captain, who unfortunately didn't return from the Kargil conflict, like many others, told me that that fighting corruption, after he was informed of his son's death, was like fighting another "Kargil" conflict - only this time it was the Indian government and not any intruders who had illegally crossed a "Line of Control."

"Dhoop" is partly based on a real life story and depicts how were the survivors and their families and of those families who lost their loved in the 1999 "Line of Control" Kargil conflict and is slow, like an art movie. Perhaps the only downfall ( and I wouldn't even call that) is probably that it had too many songs. But one song that outshone the others was "Benaam Se Yeh Dard," sung by the legendary Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh," is one that is really worth listening to.

For those who have watched J.P. Dutta's "LOC KARGIL," should consider watching this.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dhoop (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?