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Religion (2007)

Dharm (original title)
The movie is about a Hindu priest Pandit Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapur) who is one of the most highly respected priests in the entire city of Varanasi. A man who lives for his religion, soaked ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Pandit Chaturvedi
Parvati Chaturvedi (as Supriya Pathak Kapur)
Suryaprakash (as Pankaj Tripathi)
Dayashankar Pandey (as Dayashankar Pandey)
Mani (as Hrishita Bhatt)
Anany Tripathi ...
Vedika (as Ananya Tripathi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suruchi Aulakh ...
Amar Jha ...
Brajesh Jha ...
Shyam (Disciple 1)
Suhas Joshi ...
Older Priest
Shabnum Kapoor ...
Amit Kumar ...
Pramod (Disciple 2)
Joel Lee ...
Gangadharan Manon ...
Ascetic (Jogi)
Krish Parekh ...
Kartikey / Mustafa


The movie is about a Hindu priest Pandit Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapur) who is one of the most highly respected priests in the entire city of Varanasi. A man who lives for his religion, soaked in years of ancient traditions, values and morals. He is a strict, yet lovable man. As any real priest would, Chaturvedi believes he is a disciple of God on this earth to spread God's message and love as he goes about his rigidly ritualistic world of pooja's and teachings. One day his daughter brings home an infant (Krish Parekh) and the mother of the infant has disappeared and cannot be found nowhere. Pandit Chaturvedi is hesitant to have the child around the house at first, and when it's confirmed that the child has been abandoned, he then makes the decision that the child will be raised in the local orphanage. However the Pandit's wife Parvati (Supriya Pathak Kapur) has by now developed a soft spot for the young child and requests her husband if they can keep and raise the child if as their own. ... Written by Anonymous

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6 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very rarely does one come across a film that makes the other films look so trivial in comparison. An excellent masterpiece... Must watch for all audience. Pankaj Kapur as, usual has come up with an extraordinary performance. Bhavna Talwar has done a fabulous artwork to present such a beauty in her directorial debut. Outstanding locations, and beautifully presented the traditional culture. Vibha Singh, the screenplay writer, was awesome in giving a very different and sensitive storyline. An outstanding film in all respects, this one deserves the highest praise and of course, the highest award. Indeed, true religion is humanity.

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