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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.


Chakravarty Devulapalli (dialogue), Chakravarty Devulapalli (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Bahadur Chacha Bahadur Chacha ... Tea Deliverer
Powell Jadaun Powell Jadaun ... Young Sardar
Nissar Khan Nissar Khan ... ACP Jatav (as Nisar Khan)
Rabiya Nazki Rabiya Nazki ... Older Hindu Woman
Sonal Pandey Sonal Pandey ... Younger Hindu Woman
Prashanth Ramachandran Prashanth Ramachandran ... Constable 1
Nishanth Singh Nishanth Singh ... Constable 2
Lalit Mohan Tiwari ... Old Hindu Barber
Nayeem Tomar Nayeem Tomar ... Mob Leader
Ankit Varshneya ... 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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Hindi | Punjabi

Release Date:

25 July 2013 (India) See more »


Box Office


INR 325,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene where an Older Woman inadvertently redirects a mob towards a taxi stand is based on a true event during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots of Delhi, where armed mob members attacked Sikhs at a nearby taxi stand. See more »


ACP Jatav: "They warned me that you would kill me..."
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Rab da Vaasta Theme
Shabad Written By: Guru Nanak Dev Ji (from the Holy Guru Granth Sahib)
Composed By Abhinav Agnihotri
Sung By: Bhai Ranjit Singh (Primary Vocal), Bhai Sham Singh (Secondary Vocal), Bhai Avtar Singh (Tabla)
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User Reviews

Thought provoking and intense.
14 August 2013 | by DltriniSee 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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