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Religion (2007)
"Dharm" (original title)

 |  Drama, History  |  8 June 2007 (India)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Pankaj Kapur ...
Pandit Chaturvedi
Supriya Pathak ...
Parvati Chaturvedi (as Supriya Pathak Kapur)
Pankaj Tripathy ...
Suryaprakash (as Pankaj Tripathi)
Daya Shankar Pandey ...
Dayashankar Pandey (as Dayashankar Pandey)
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Mani (as Hrishita Bhatt)
Anany Tripathi ...
Vedika (as Ananya Tripathi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suruchi Aulakh ...
Suralya
Amar Jha ...
Gorasnath
Brajesh Jha ...
Shyam (Disciple 1)
Suhas Joshi ...
Older Priest
Shabnum Kapoor ...
Nafiaa
Amit Kumar ...
Pramod (Disciple 2)
Joel Lee ...
Paul
Gangadharan Manon ...
Ascetic (Jogi)
Krish Parekh ...
Kartikey / Mustafa
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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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For Athiest & Believer alike, 'Dharm' will move your soul...
23 May 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Dharm (religion) is a masterpiece, a ground zero point of view on religion. The Brahmins are the upholders of the Hindu religion , their discipline and dedication to the obedience of all Hindu Vedic customs is the very thread that has kept Hinduism alive and unmarred for thousands of years.

Dharm is a story of such a Brahmin, who is staunch about his beliefs yet manages to evade ego and power that comes with such a revered position in Hindu society.

His life and beliefs are put to the test when his family unknowingly welcomes an orphan into their circle & raises him, believing he too is a Brahmin. But an unspoken truth is revealed that shatters their dreams and forces them to weigh their faith against love. The trials and turmoil tears the Brahmin's soul apart till realization & the true meaning of 'Dharm' dawns upon him.

What ensues next is for you to unfold by watching this magnificent movie. The cinematography of this movie is flawless. Each frame is well thought out, each character true to life. Thought provoking and soul moving, Dharm is a must watch movie for all!


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