The movie is from Subhash Ghai. There is an excellent and sincere effort in reflecting the reality of life in good and bad aspect. Good always is loud, clear and sweet, bad always keep you intermingled, thoughtful, pondering, struggling within.
Cast: Professor Mathur (Anil Kapoor), His wife – Roma, their daugher – a sweet dumb child, Numaid (a disguised terrorist), Shagufta – Professor’s student Location, story etc. etc.– the story revolves around Chandni Chawk, Delhi, India where Professor lives with his wife.
Professor’s stream is Urdu, and hence is quite close to muslim literature and writers. Roma is a very open minded lady and is always brave enough to fight out against anything wrong around, happening with anybody irrespective of a hindu or muslim. Both believe in humans and relations without thinking whether he is a hindu or a muslim. Numaid is assigned a task of exploding a liquid bomb in VIP area during 15th August ceremony at Red Fort thereby killing 300-400 people sitting in the VIP area. For his mission he comes as an innocent person in that area and is able to gain Professor’s sympathy and attention. He starts living at Professor’s house and Roma starts trusting him as his brother. Numaid has to arrange an entry at the day of ceremony through Professor as the professor has a strong say in that area – in public, in administration, in police etc., everyone respects him.
The love, passion, trust, positive attitude of Professor shatters Numaid’s strong terrorist in him and… One night before, on 14th Roma is murdered in the night, Professor stops this news going in public as he fears communal riots will happen immediately. 15th He goes to Red Fort along with Numaid. Both take their seats in the VIP area. To know what happened afterwards, who murdered Roma, why Numaid became a terrorist, etc. = spend Rs. 150 and watch it. Best Scenes:
Almost all scenes are excellently performed, few to mention are:
1. Professor’s effort to avoid crying and stopping his daughter from crying after Roma is murdered
2. Professor performing last rituals of his wife alone with Numaid, silently
3. Professor’s calm, the next day, at the ceremony
4. Professor bursting out to tears at ceremony remembering his wife
5. Professor telling Numaid about the colors of life
6. Numaid’s fight within
7. Numaid’s decision to not to explode bomb
8. Professor’s saving of Numaid In the Nutshell:
So in the nutshell it is a movie of just two main characters – good and evil, still others are optimally fit. It shows the win of good over the evil. The fight within the evil, the conscious constantly telling the evil what is wrong and what is right. Best Dialogues: “Agar un logon nein us-e suicide bomber bana kar ham tak ik paigam bheja hai to hamne us-e ek naya insaan banaa kar un tak ek paigam bheja hai” – Professor Mathur when asked by Shagufta – why he saved Numaid from Police “Aaj tak zindagi mein maine do hi rang dekhe the – safed aur kaala, aaj professor ne mujhe zindagi ke aur rang dikhaye” - Numaid Best song I remembered: jise log kehte hain hindustan hai yehi apne khwabon ka pyara jahan hai kai majhabon ka yahan pe nishan hai ye hindustan hai ye hindustan hai allah ishwar tero naam