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Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris (2006)

When the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb bans music in India because he believes it turns people away from God, musicians go underground.


Manoj Punj


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Credited cast:
Gurdas Maan Gurdas Maan ... Waris Shah (as Gurdas Mann)
Juhi Chawla
Sushant Singh Sushant Singh
Divya Dutta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Deeba Begum Deeba Begum ... Saabo's Mother
Omkarnath Bhakri Omkarnath Bhakri ... Akbar
Chetana Das ... Bhagpari's Mother (as Chetana)
Gurkirtan Gurkirtan ... Qazi
Satwant Kaur Satwant Kaur ... Saabo's Mother
Mukesh Rishi ... Ustad


When the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb bans music in India because he believes it turns people away from God, musicians go underground.

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Waris Shah- Punjabi film
1 January 2007 | by bob_sareenSee all my reviews

Saw the movie few days back, as i heard that this movie won a National Award , so finally i decided to watch the movie, the movie was excellent in every way. The movie starts off with the Mugal Ruler banning the music as he believed that music departed the person away from god. Then comes Waris Shah( Gurdas Mann) looking for Guruji, who teaches music at the secret location, when Guruji and Waris Shah meet, Guruji tells him that he is talented but he needs the pain in order to write the Heer, so Waris goes to the other village ( where the music isn't banned) to gain further knowledge about the music. When the Mugal Ruler finds out that Guruji is teaching music, he is killed. In the new village Waris Shah meets Bhaagpari(Juhi Chawla) who falls slowly falls in love with Waris, Warish also falls in love with her as well. On the other hand we have Saabo( Divya Dutta) who also is attracted to Waris Shah as well, and she is willing to do anything to make Waris hers. Saabo tires everything that she could think of so she would be able to depart Waris and Bhaagpari.Later on Bhaagpari is forced to merry Saabo's brother (Sushant Singh.Waris Shah realizes that in order to complete his Heer he must let Bhaagpari go so he could feel the pain that his Guruji said that he needs in this writing. Performance wise Gurdas Mann is natural as if the role was made for him and can't really think of anyone else Gurdas Mann in the role of Waris Shah, but he does tend to over act in few scenes and the aging does show as well. Juhi Chalwa is excellent and takes full advantage as what she is given, the role doesn't demand much but she does shine the marriage scene and Zeher scene. The real star of the show has to be Divya Dutta, who as the supporting outshines everyone as Saabo who has been rejected by Waris Shah and has shades of grey to her character.She has been given more footage then Juhi chalwa and she takes full use of what she is given and I might not be wrong to say this is the best performance after Veer Zaara. The scene where she tries to seduce Waris Shah or the Scene where she steals the "Heer" is outstanding. Sushant Singh is OK not award worthy. Mukesh Rishi doesn't have a role to talk about. The songs are average the pick of the crowd has to be Ve Kabootra Ve Kasda, Khaas Shamma Ajj Tere Lai , and Couplets Of Heer. The sets are grand as well which is really rear in Punjabi movies. Overall its a great movie and its worth your time .

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