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Dhoop (2003)

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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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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.


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