Sarbjit to Premiere at Cannes 2016
SARBJIT – AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE IN INDIA – SET FOR WORLD EXCLUSIVE EVENTS & SCREENINGS AT THE 69TH FESTIVAL de CANNES WITH LEADING ACTRESS AISHWARYA RAI-BACHCHAN AND SARBJIT TEAM.
Omung Kumar’s much talked biopic ‘Sarbjit’ which strikes the right balance of strong story line, powerful cast, mesmerizing music album and hard-hitting dialogues is going to premiere at prestigious 69th Festival de Cannes.The heart wrenching biopic of the slain prisoner Sarbjit Singh stars Randeep Hooda, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumar in the lead.
The leading lady Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who religiously has attended the prominent award for the past 15 years, is going to walk on the red carpet yet again with the team on the 15th of May. The gorgeous diva along co-star Richa Chadha, Director Omung Kumar, producer Bhushan Kumar, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Sandeep Singh and Jackky Bhagnani will be walking together on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. The film which can be tagged as one of the most anticipated film is going to be premiering at the festival, followed by media interactions of team with the international media.
Set to release on 19th May 2016 in the UAE and 20th May 2016 in other international markets by Grand Showbiz Media Entertainment, SARBJIT features an ensemble of acclaimed artists including one of India’s leading method actors Randeep Hooda who poignantly portrays the role of Sarabjit Singh, leading international actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who essays the role of Dalbir Kaur, the brave, steely-eyed sister, fighting for her brother’s freedom and the critically acclaimed actress Richa Chadda who effortlessly performs the role of Sarbjit Singh’s wife Sukhpreet. The film also stars Darshan Kumaar in a supporting role.
Sarbjit is directed by the acclaimed director Omung Kumar, who’s last release, the National Award Winning biopic Mary Kom, sealed his position as a director with a panache for bringing to celluloid untold life stories.
SARBJIT is a stirring tale, depicting a 23-year tumultuous period, which Dalbir Kaur endured trying to secure her brother’s release from imprisonment. Her character is a reminder to us all to fight, to hold on and never give up.
The film spotlights many such powerless and exploited victims who are waiting for justice from the over-burdened and crippled judicial system, many of who may have died unknown deaths. Sarbjit Singh is one such prisoner in an overcrowded jail who became a victim of collateral damage of the historical animosities.
SARBJIT is presented by Gulshan Kumar, Pooja Entertainment & Films Ltd, and Legend Studios Pvt. Ltd and isset to release on 19th May in the UAE and in other international markets on 20th May by Grand Showbiz Media & Entertainment.
Run Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
This is the sordid saga of a man, Sarbjit whose destiny was penned by two warring nations. A simple man, a farmer, a wrestler, a son, a husband, a father and a brother, whose only misfortune was that he was an Indian who strayed in to Pakistan. Incarcerated for 23 years, in a 4ft by 5ft cell…his life became a daily struggle to retain his sanity…to keep the memories alive, to fuel the hope everyday…bereft of human kindness or company…he breathes…he lives. His only solace lies in his sister, Dalbir, the woman who refused to give up. For 23 years, she fought to have her voice heard, knocked on every door, crashed every government bastion, shifted politics, influenced policy decisions…she ran on sheer grit and will power, faced disappointment after disappointment. But she knew that it was her fighting spirit which kept her brother alive.
India- Pakistan relations soured and prospered through the Kargil War, attack on Indian parliament, Mumbai attacks…acts of terrorism, bombings and executions. Yet she persevered, the name Sarbjit was kept alive, for 23 years. His two daughters, who had not even a glimmer of memory of their father, lived in the comfort that whole nation was with them in their loneliness. Dalbir made that possible.
Tears were shed to move governments, starve to death campaigns sprouted all over the country, the nation united, came together, to join one sister in her struggle to get her brother back home. SaveSarbjit mission brought to light the plight of 100’s of prisoners who are languishing in jails, Pakistani and Indian both. Dalbir was the voice of those mothers, sisters and wives and children, who have lost their loved ones to an inane enmity lasting over 60 years.
Sarbjit came back to us in a coffin…but would we ever be able to return smiles across borders? Would Sarbjit’s saga ever ensure that even one family would get their festivals back?
A sister fights on.
Cast & Crew :
PRESENTERS Gulshan Kumar, Pooja Entertainment & Films Ltd. & Legend Studios Pvt. Ltd.
PRODUCERS Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshika Deshmukh, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar, Bhushan Kumar & Krishan Kumar
CO – PRODUCERS Ajay Kapoor, Priya Gupta, Vanita Omung Kumar & Rajessh Singh
CAST Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda & Darshan Kumaar
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sandeep Singh
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Kiran Deohans
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Vanita Omung Kumar
SCREENPLAY Utkarshini Vashishtha & Rajesh Beri
EDITOR Rajesh G Pandey
CHIEF MARKETING HEAD Vinod Bhanushali
DIALOGUE Utkarshini Vashishtha
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Zafar Mehdi
SUPERVISING PRODUCER Akshay Balsaraf
COSTUMES Shaahid Amir & Neetu Singh
BACKGROUND MUSIC Shail & Pritesh
MUSIC Jeet Gannguli, Amaal Mallik, Shail – Pritesh, Tanishk
Bagchi & Shashi Shivam
LYRICS Rashmi Virag, Turaz, Sandeep Singh & Arafat Mehmood