film opens on Aditya Shrivastav (Bobby Deol) who runs a travel agent.
also takes care of his younger brother, Anuj (Riteish Deshmukh)
because their parents died at an early age.
follows next is a flashback revealing Aditya's previous job - he
once used to work for the armed forces.
he was court-martialled for not obeying his senior officer. Due
to this incident, he was dumped by his sweetheart, Payal (Lara Dutta).
She happened to be the officer's daughter!
Aditya decided to afresh in life again.
Aditya concentrates on his business, his younger brother passes
his time in nightclubs and boozing with friends.
twist comes when Anuj is caught stealing exam papers from the headmaster's
a result, Aditya gives his younger brother a good hiding. An angry
Anuj leaves the house.
when he fails to return home, Aditya begins his search which lands
him in the local mortuary. There he finds his brother's body.
is told by the officer that he had been selling drugs. So during
the cases which followed, Anuj got shot in the ambush that followed.
Unable to accept this reason, Aditya decides to investigate further
which brings him in contact with his ex-girlfriend. She is now a
rest of the story deals with how Aditya proves his brother's innocence
so that he can rest in peace.
this review, you would think that Bardaasht is just one of
your ordinary Bollywood films. But rest assure, it does hold your
other directors, Mr Niwas has put a lot of thought into his film.
He has made sure that not many songs are included which would otherwise
dilute the impact of this thriller.
climax appears predictable but rest assure, the director has done
an excellent job of its execution.
is definitely Bobby's film. He is simply brilliant with his acting.
Lara Dutta appears very confident especially in the court room.
for Ritesh Deshmukh, he does not have much scope to exhibit his
talents unlike his debut film Out Of Control.
on the whole is your above average Bollywood thriller which
do well in cinemas where there is a high concentration of Asian
cinemagoers like UCI Trafford, Cineworld Wolverhampton and Starcity
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Shropshire’s Mr Bollywood.