In the last two years, there have been two Salman Khan films that performed poorly at the box-office. While Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ could not reignite the magic that the director created with the superstar in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, the Remo D’Souza directed ‘Race 3’ was a disappointing follow-up to the highly entertaining films which Abbas-Mustan had made in the franchise. In between these two films, however, was ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Khan’s second film with director Ali Abbas Zafar after ‘Sultan’. The directed has had a 100% success rate with Khan and if one goes by the kind of promise the trailer of ‘Bharat’, their third film together, holds out they might just have a third successful film in their kitty together.
‘Bharat’ is an official remake of the South Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’ but as Ali had stated in an interview a long time back, only the basic idea has been borrowed from the original and this one is a completely different film together. While Salman is called Bharat in the film, the title also refers to the country here. The film traces Bharat’s journey from a strapping young man to being a man in his 70s. As the promotional material of the film states, it is ‘the journey of a man and a nation together.’
Ali has always demonstrated a good taste in music and that seems to be intact here as the snippets of two songs by Vishal-Shekhar and Irshad Kamil (“Slow Motion” and “Zinda Hoon Main”) give us a good reason to expect a wholesome soundtrack again from the team.