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Hindi Film Review
Fresh out of Ideas!
Film: Dharam Sankat Mein
Cast: Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah
Director: Fuwad Khan
Rating: * *
Lack of conviction is a major flaw for a film that hopes to score points with the audience based on fractious humor generated from conflict between contrary religious practices and stereotypical perceptions. And coming much later than better productions like ‘Oh My God,’ ‘Bakrapur’ and ‘PK’ makes it that much more difficult to get the audience interested-even if it now seems like a successful formula of sorts. To top it, this film doesn’t have anything new to offer(self confessed remake of the 2010's British comedy film THE INFIDEL).
Dharam Pal(Paresh Rawal), a successful Brahmin caterer who doesn’t much care for the religious practices of Muslims suddenly finds out that he is an adopted child and his biological parents were actually Muslim. Imagine his quandary. On further surreptitious investigation he also finds out that his biological father is still alive and in a sanatorium for the aged and ailing managed by an Imam(Murli Sharma). On the other hand, his only child, a son, is in love with the daughter of an avid Swami Neelanand (Naseeruddin Shah)devotee. In order to convince the girl’s father of his suit, Dharam Pal’s son wants him to pretend to become more pious about his Hindu faith while on the other hand, in order to see his ailing father, the Imam expects him to learn the practices and teachings of a pious Muslim. That’s where the conflict lies. Unfortunately it’s not a very valid or believable set-up.`Paresh Rawal more-or-less reprises his ‘OMG’ role as an atheist whose individual dilemma spurs the unmasking of fraudulent religious leaders, with relish. But this time round it’s not as fascinating or interesting. The film doesn’t really work as a satire because of it’s unbelievable plot machinations.
Annu Kappor’s role as a lawyer/neighbor and eventual friend to Dharam Pal, appears a little too convenient and not really necessary. Naseer dons the Baba-suit( a la MSG) and looks and sounds ridiculous- as he is meant to be. Ultimately, it’s the script with loose convictions and faulty characterizations that fails the movie. Clichéd representations of common stereotypes make the interest diminish. The performances by the three main leads and the all-too-brief bits of alleviating humor are the only magnets to your interest!