Road To Sangam - Notepad

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Like the film, the protagonist, Hasmat, sticks to an ideal and to the ethics that HIS religion demands of him. A religion he has defined for himself that he needs to follow and make others follow in his walk towards peace. And they are both preachy.

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Plot Summary

Hasmat bhai (Paresh Rawal), a talented mechanic, gets an order to repair an engine from the Indian Government. Meanwhile, his community, due to some dispute or the other has decided to close down shops in protest. Hasmat is torn between his call for duty and the demands of his community.

What Worked

  • The lyrics of the qawwali - depicting a cynical view on the changing times.
  • It is long by maybe about half an hour, but then again the procession at the end which is about as long is extremely well built up and thus doesn't feel too long. It almost looks like the Dandi March from stock footage or at least it follows that pattern.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • The presentation of the qawwali. It goes with the tone of the film, but wasn't pleasant to look at, especially because it was pretty long.
  • Why shut shops for his procession? Work is worship.