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Religion (2007)

Dharm (original title)
The movie is about a Hindu priest Pandit Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapur) who is one of the most highly respected priests in the entire city of Varanasi. A man who lives for his religion, soaked ... See full summary »

Director:

Bhavna Talwar

Writers:

Varun Gautam (dialogue), Vibha Singh (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pankaj Kapur ... Pandit Chaturvedi
Supriya Pathak ... Parvati Chaturvedi (as Supriya Pathak Kapur)
Pankaj Tripathi ... Suryaprakash
Daya Shankar Pandey ... Dayashankar Pandey (as Dayashankar Pandey)
Hrishitaa Bhatt ... Mani (as Hrishita Bhatt)
Anany Tripathi Anany Tripathi ... Vedika (as Ananya Tripathi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suruchi Aulakh Suruchi Aulakh ... Suralya
Amar Jha Amar Jha ... Gorasnath
Brajesh Jha Brajesh Jha ... Shyam (Disciple 1)
Suhas Joshi Suhas Joshi ... Older Priest
Shabnum Kapoor Shabnum Kapoor ... Nafiaa
Amit Kumar Amit Kumar ... Pramod (Disciple 2)
Joel Lee Joel Lee ... Paul
Gangadharan Manon Gangadharan Manon ... Ascetic (Jogi)
Krish Parekh Krish Parekh ... Kartikey / Mustafa
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The movie is about a Hindu priest Pandit Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapur) who is one of the most highly respected priests in the entire city of Varanasi. A man who lives for his religion, soaked in years of ancient traditions, values and morals. He is a strict, yet lovable man. As any real priest would, Chaturvedi believes he is a disciple of God on this earth to spread God's message and love as he goes about his rigidly ritualistic world of pooja's and teachings. One day his daughter brings home an infant (Krish Parekh) and the mother of the infant has disappeared and cannot be found nowhere. Pandit Chaturvedi is hesitant to have the child around the house at first, and when it's confirmed that the child has been abandoned, he then makes the decision that the child will be raised in the local orphanage. However the Pandit's wife Parvati (Supriya Pathak Kapur) has by now developed a soft spot for the young child and requests her husband if they can keep and raise the child if as their own. ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

8 June 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Religion See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

WSG Pictures See more »
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Color
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Worth for Oscar Nomination
7 April 2008 | by vasantysSee all my reviews

Dharm is too good film and it is really deserve to get Oscar for 2008. Pankaj Kapur is too brilliant in his acting. In fact No one can perform like Pankaj for the role "Pandit Chaturvedji". Hats of to you Pankaj Kapur. I remembered when i used to watch "Arya Chankya" serial of Dr. Chandra Prakash. I can co-relate the sense of dialogs and Sanskrit featured in the Arya Chankya. One should always remember his karma before his religion and perform duties towards it. I wish we get such movies to watch in future. Thanks to Director and Script writer of this movie. Wish you best of luck and thanks a lot again for such wonderful movie


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