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Right from Peon to Principal, and from the most lowly menial staff to the office of the Prime Minister, modern secular India is embedded in corruption by officials who brag that even if ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Om Puri ... Prof. Suresh Kumar Kapoor
Revathy ... Mrs. Sarita Kapoor
Gul Panag ... Peehu Verma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Preeti Dayal Preeti Dayal ... Mrs. Naina Verma
Gopi Desai Gopi Desai ... Rukma
Rohitashv Gour Rohitashv Gour
Ashutosh Jha Ashutosh Jha ... Raman - Rukma's son
Ehsan Khan Ehsan Khan ... Akhil Verma
Shagun Luthra Shagun Luthra ... Herself - NDTV News Reporter
Richa Nayyar Richa Nayyar ... Mrs. Sarbati Nihar Singh
Niharika Niharika ... Nishi Verma
Virendra Saxena ... Virubhai (as Veerendra Saxena)
Murli Sharma ... Col. Rathore
Yashpal Sharma ... Inspector Ram Singh Malik
Sanjay Suri ... Capt. Rohit Kapoor
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Right from Peon to Principal, and from the most lowly menial staff to the office of the Prime Minister, modern secular India is embedded in corruption by officials who brag that even if Mahatma Gandhi were to approach them to grant access to his very own Sabarmati Ashram, he would not be spared. In this era a honest man is defined as one who readily accepts a bribe and does the needful, while a dishonest man is one who accepts a bribe but refuses to do the needful. It is in this atmosphere that the Kapoor family live. This family consists of Suresh Kumar Kapoor, a Professor at a Delhi college; his wife, Sarita, who is a Librarian, and a son who is Captain Rohit in the 7th Jat Regiment of the Indian Army. Suresh is pitted against the corrupt system when he receives word that his son has been killed in Kargil, when the fragile truce between Pakistan and India was broken, resulting in thousands of deaths on both sides. In condolence, Suresh and Sarita receive messages from various army ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A must-watch for those with pessimistic views about the Indian administrative and political system!
21 June 2006 | by hotmanojSee all my reviews

Excellent acting not only by Revathi and Om Puri but also by the entire bunch of actors playing the corrupt civil servants.

Editing is disappointing in that scene to scene changes are abrupt and they remind you that you are watching a movie otherwise the movie makes you live the experience of the characters. Very good score and lyrics to go with the mood.

There is definitely one loose end (go figure!). The message is clear that there is a silver lining visible only through persistence and sincerity.

While this is not the first movie to touch upon this subject it is definitely an expression of awakening of the Indian public. This last sentence is forced into this review because there is a minimum-of-10-sentence requirement that I'm finding it hard to meet.


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