Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo DVD
AB TUMHARE HAWALE WATAN SATHIYON
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kapil Sharma, Sandali Sinha, Divya Khosla
Director: Anil Sharma
Producer: Anil Sharma
Music Director: Anu Malik
Director Anil ‘Gadar’ Sharma strikes back. If his last flick talked about rivalry between India and Pakistan, in ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan he is advocating the friendship but not coated in sugar.
Patriotism is supposed to mean love for one’s country. But in director Anil Sharma’s films it acquires a new definition and becomes hatred towards one’s neighbor.
The movie is not without Pak bashing and there are dialogues aplenty that insinuate towards Akshardham Temple episode, the Parliament attack and the terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir with continuous reference to Pakistani support to militants. Pak jailors are shown as torturers of Indian prisoners.
‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyon’ (the name reminds of the famous patriotic song from Chetan Anand’s movie ‘Haqeeqat’). It has all that makes Anil Sharma a director of violent films. It has loads of war scenes, charred bodies, deceit and friendship– all woven in one story plus the love angle (he lifts this from famous Hollywood movie ‘Pear Harbor’ this time). Anil Sharma who made a name for himself by making movies like ‘Huqumat’ and ‘Tehlka’ with Dharmendra, reached the peak of his career with films ‘Gadar’ and ‘Hero – Love Story of A Spy’ with Dharmendra’s son Sunny Deol.
‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyon’ revolves mainly around four men. Amarjeet Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is an army officer. He is a hardcore patriotic Hindustani and has been a witness to the death of his own son Vikramjeet Singh (Bobby Deol) who lays his life for Mother India. Many years later Vikramjeet’s son Kunal (Bobby Deol in a double role) has grown up in a handsome lad. Amarjeet wants this young man to join army and serve the nation but Kunal wants to live life on his own will. He joins army but his plans are different.
He sees his future overseas but a trip to Jaisalmer festival changes his life. There he meets with beautiful diva Shweta (Divya Khosla). He falls for her though he knows that Shweta has been married to an army officer. His love for her does not diminish. Shweta is wife of Rajiv (Akshay Kumar) an army officer who has been captured by the enemy across the border. He is a prisoner of war and is struggling hard to get back to his nation. Rajiv manages to get back home. He meets another young officer hell bent to marry his wife. In between, a Pakistani militant group plans to attack Amaranth pilgrimage, but the Indian army foils their plan. When the tension is sky high, the film suddenly takes a U- turn and starts talking about friendship between the two nations.
Among actors, it is Akshay who gets the most of the meatiest roles in the film and he does justice the too. His dialogues in Pakistani jail are delivered with finesse. Bobby Deol once again proves that given a right role he can do wonders. Basically he is a director’s actor. Amitabh Bachchan brings in class for the film. Among females, Divya Khosla shows potential and Sandali Sinha too looks graceful.