Bharat Reviews by Critics: Salman Khan’s Bharat has received positive reviews from critics. The average rating is 3 which is much better than his last Eid releases Race 3 and Tubelight.
- Positive: 5
- Neutral: 3
- Negative: 3
- Avg Rating: 3/5
On the whole, BHARAT is a super-entertainer with emotions as its strong USP and Salman Khan like never before. The superb combination of Salman Khan, emotions and the release period [Eid] will ensure fireworks at the ticket windows. At the box office, it will fetch bumper profits for all concerned.
Umm, if you’re a Salman fan, you’ll not be asking this question but if you’re not – watch it when it’s digitally available just to enjoy few high points of the film. All said and done, Bharat is no Sultan or Tiger Zinda Hai – it’s the weakest film of Ali Abbas Zafar. The pace is the culprit along with the length. In order to keep something for everyone, Ali also keeps nothing for someone.
Overall, Ali fails to extract an effective performance from Salman, like he did in Sultan. It is a pity because unlike Tiger Zinda Hai, Bharat is supposed to be rooted in reality. But since the leading actor does not realise this, Ali is probably compelled to retort to tropes like traditional hero-beats-up-goons sequences, smartly choreographed (Vaibhavi Merchant) songs with catchy music (Vishal-Shekhar) and lyrics (Irshad Kamil), and the trump card of pop patriotism in scenes where even Salman cannot defy logic.
Bharat is not a patriotic or a jingoistic film, it has all the elements required to make a full-fledged masala pot-boiler. With some age-old ideologies sprinkled with newness, Salman Khan’s Eidi will entertain the audience. Since it’s an Eid release, we missed the flavour of the festival in Bharat. With sidekicks such as Sonali Kulkarni, Aasif Sheikh, and a few others, the film is definitely a family entertainer!
The movie comes to a complete circle in the climax. There are no questions left unanswered, leaving you satisfied. You laugh, you weep and you just feel nice for Bharat. The movie is treated like a grandpa telling a couple of tales to his grand-kids and it does it beautifully. Watch Bharat for it will definitely bring a huge smile on your face. I never felt so heartwarming since Bhajrangi Bhaijaan. Suggestion: Watch it with an avid Salman Khan fan in a single screen for a memory of a lifetime.
Bharat is all heart. The writing exudes emotions that connect with you on different levels. There is empathy, love, loss, anger, frustration and joy all shown through the different chapters if Bharat’s life. Bharat delivers it’s promise of being an emotional entertainer. Fans who want to see Salman reinvent his superstar image with a solid storyline will be pleased with Bharat.
Yes, it’s hard to believe that a 70-year-old can beat off four menacing young men bent upon making mincemeat of him. But then this IS a Bhai movie. He staggers, but is the last man standing. But of course. He may have fixed a grey beard to his chin, but his chest still ripples. What else? In a Salman Khan movie, anything is possible, even tall tales that can transcend borders.
A lot like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman emerges as an advocate for peace between India and Pakistan. A long drawn out sequence underlines how both the countries lost their own identities during the Partition, and how wounds are far from healed may feel manipulative, but it works – I witnessed more than one person wiping away a tear. That is where Bharat and Zafar score. Despite knowing what the film is trying to do, in some cases easily guessing plot turns in advance, you cannot help but enjoy it. This one is an Eid winner. Bhai just got his mojo back.
The actor-director firm of Salman Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar has two smash hits in their kitty – Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Bharat, their third collaboration, is probably more ambitious than the first two outings in so much as the demands it makes on Salman the actor while drawing strength principally from Salman the star. In the end, it doesn’t matter who wins – the actor or the star – Bharat is a full-on crowd-pleaser for the massive fan base out there seeking recompense for the Tubelight and Race 3 reverses. But for the rest, Bharat could prove to be a ponderous trudge.
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