Bheed starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar released on the big screens on March 24 and here are the Janta’s reviews on the film!
Anubhav Sinha’s Bheed sheds light on the problems that the migrant workers faced during the pandemic and it does not shy away from showing the harsh realities of COVID-19. From baseless rumours to Whatsapp forwards that people were randomly believing to be true, it feels funny now but back then this led to major chaos. The movie shows how at the very beginning it was super difficult for migrant workers to go back to their hometowns due to restrictions imposed during that time. Even other citizens who simply want to get to their children or spouses were stuck in this unpleasant situation.
Pankaj Kapur plays Balam Trivedi, a watchman who wants to go back home along with many fellow workers from his community. When he arrives 1200 km away from Delhi to the Tejpur border, he sees that it's sealed and the officer in-charge Surya Kumar Singh (Rajkummar Rao), refuses to let anyone pass. Dia Mirza’s character has the capability to pull the strings since she belongs to a wealthy family but still gets trapped just like the rest of them. Meanwhile, a medical student, Renu Sharma (Bhumi Pednekar) decides to try her best to help out in this situation and sets up a refugee camp near the borders. The film is shot in black and white which helps bring out the intensity of the situation even more.
Bheed is definitely not one of your quintessential Bollywood films that you go to the theatres for sheer entertainment. Rather, it's an important movie that talks about important issues that affected so many Indians during the lockdown. It raises questions that stir much needed conversations and also reinforces our faith in humanity.
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