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Religion (2007)

Dharm (original title)
When a priest's wife brings home an orphan boy, her husband is against it. Over time, he develops a connection with him, but is shocked when he finds out the boy's religion.


Bhavna Talwar


Varun Gautam (dialogue), Vibha Singh (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Pankaj Kapur ... Pandit Chaturvedi
Supriya Pathak ... Parvati Chaturvedi (as Supriya Pathak Kapur)
Pankaj Tripathi ... Suryaprakash
Daya Shankar Pandey ... Dayashankar Pandey (as Dayashankar Pandey)
Hrishitaa Bhatt ... Mani (as Hrishita Bhatt)
Anany Tripathi Anany Tripathi ... Vedika (as Ananya Tripathi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suruchi Aulakh Suruchi Aulakh ... Suralya
Amar Jha Amar Jha ... Gorasnath
Brajesh Jha Brajesh Jha ... Shyam (Disciple 1)
Suhas Joshi Suhas Joshi ... Older Priest
Shabnum Kapoor Shabnum Kapoor ... Nafiaa
Amit Kumar Amit Kumar ... Pramod (Disciple 2)
Joel Lee Joel Lee ... Paul
Gangadharan Manon Gangadharan Manon ... Ascetic (Jogi)
Krish Parekh 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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What defines us?
17 April 2020 | by samabc-31952See all my reviews

It won Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.. beautifully crafted that makes many technically superior and big-budget movies seem so piddling.. the religion that flows in our body, why it fails to reach our hearts at times and how we perceive religion so subjectively and ostensibly .. have we ever understood the religion? If so, then how can we stoop so low and kill on the name of it? What defines us? Religion, ego, beliefs, spirituality, values or humanity? A great watch especially in today's time and age... superb performances, as usual Pankaj Kapoor at his best.. Loved the way Vedasara Shiva Stotram is used in the movie..

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