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Rab da Vaasta... (2013)

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Must you kill in order to live...? When a no typical customer walks in and demands a shave, a small time barber with a traumatic past deliberates and faces an epiphany of sorts.


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Credited cast:
Bahadur Chacha ...
Tea Deliverer
Powell Jadaun ...
Young Sardar
Nissar Khan ...
ACP Jatav (as Nisar Khan)
Rabiya Nazki ...
Older Hindu Woman
Sonal Pandey ...
Younger Hindu Woman
Prashanth Ramachandran ...
Constable 1
Nishanth Singh ...
Constable 2
Old Hindu Barber
Nayeem Tomar ...
Mob Leader
Manjeet Singh Sandhu


One Sunday morning, a no typical customer walks into a small time barber shop in East Delhi, demanding a shave. Having faced the ordeal of 1984 anti-Sikh reprisal, Manjeet Singh Sandhu, a devout Sikh-turned-barber mulls over and faces an epiphany of sorts, upon coming face to face with his bête noire. Contextualized in the socio-religious political events of 1984-87 India (in the aftermath of Operation Bluestar and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination), Rab da Vaasta (For God's Sake) - Every Drop Matters, is a screen adaptation of Hernando Téllez's well-known story - Espuma y nada más (Just Lather, That's All). Written by Chakravarty Devulapalli

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every drop matters!


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Release Date:

25 July 2013 (India)  »

Box Office


INR 325,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title song of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan (1986) is heard from a neighborhood television outside of the barber shop! This 78-episode, highly successful and phenomenally popular Indian epic television series aired regularly every Sunday at 9:30AM on Doordarshan, when India came to a virtual stop during the show. See more »


ACP Jatav: "They warned me that you would kill me..."
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Rab da Vaasta Prelude
Composed By Abhinav Agnihotri
Sung By: Bhai Ranjit Singh (Primary Vocal), Bhai Sham Singh (Secondary Vocal)
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User Reviews

Thought provoking and intense.
14 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well done, thought provoking piece that makes the viewer ponder.

Kudos to the film's writer for delivering this well scripted, well portrayed, excellently depicted story in all its intensity. To tell this story so well in so little time is definitely a feat that not many can accomplish. Job well done.

Thank you for this piece, it brought a piece of history to the fore and showed that there are always choices.

I didn't know the original story from which this is adapted, but my curiosity has definitely been piqued as a result.

Well done!

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