Many controversies were revolving around the movie Sadda Haq which caused a delayed release of the movie in India. The movie was banned for containing some issues regarding terrorism history of Punjab and some real stories related to terrorism.
Finally when it has been released it resulted in having equal number of policemen as the audience in and around the cinema halls. Considering the sensitivity of the movie subject, Police was placed to prevent any kind of quarrel. It shows that what such movie subjects can do, even in this advanced world where we consider that now we are above of the religion differences, racism and all the bad things happened in our past.
A Canadian student Sharan Gill (Dhriti Saharan) comes to India for completing her assignment regarding minorities of war and she is helped by her boy friend Karan (Gaurav Kakkar). In the process of her assignment she meets a prisoner Kartar Singh (Kuljinder Sidhu) who became a terrorist due to the cruelty of the Police. Side by side the movie also carries the story of Rajwant Singh Raja (Dev Kharoud) whose importance comes in front near the climax when his getup is changed.
Kuljinder Sidhu, the main lead actor has played his part very naturally and looks a perfect choice for the character of Kartar Singh Baaz. Dhriti Saharan and Gaurav Kakkar looked good as a young couple. Dev Kharoud, Parmod Moutho, Yaad Grewal and the other supporting cast have done their job decently enough.
About Story & Screenplay
Sadda Haq has been a story containing mostly the true issues but for a movie it hasn’t carried well enough and hasn’t been sequenced well. Some scenes give a feel that they haven’t been given the proper depth, like when the Police come to Kartar Singh’s house for the first time then why he runs when he doesn’t even know the purpose of the police. When Kartar Singh and Rajwant Singh Raja are brought to the court, why a person attacks Kartar Singh, who give him a slap in response. Screenplay is good but I am not sure whether there was a need of abusing language which has been used in the movie.
Mandeep Benipal is the director of Sadda Haq and he did an even steven job. The big drawback is the camera quality. For a feature film, such low quality cinematography is not acceptable.
Music and Background Score
Music of the movie might not be in talks but it has got the smoothness and aggression according to the need of the story. Background score is simply admirable. It goes very well with the situations all the time.
About Movie (All in All)
We are not going to give any star rating to this movie because we want people to decide its rating by considering the following facts:
Sadda Haq movie has been made with the subject which is a deep wound in Punjab’s History. Few days back, someone from England said that the movie title should have been SADDA SACH rather than SADDA HAQ because there is nothing which appeals for the rights but a lot which shows the truth and I agree with that the title should be reversed. Before its release, the reports said that the story shows that how the terrorism came in Punjab but the movie shows just the story of few persons who were victims of police and system’s harshness.
At one side the characters present themselves as Gursikhs and on the other side they are using abusing language (BC etc.).
Being asked by Karan and Sharan that didn’t Sikh’s killed the hindus and other innocent people, Kartar Singh answers “KUCH SHARARTI LOK NE JIHNA NE SAADE CH SHAMAL HO KE GALAT KAMM KITE PAR SAARE GALAT NAHI HUNDE” and we too agree with that. But we also should consider the point that “POLICE TE SYSTEM VICH VEE HO SAKDA KE KUJH HEE GALAT LOK HON, NAA KE SAARE HEE GALAT SI”.
So we can say during that period of time, everyone suffered but the movie shows the one side of the coin. Even if the movie says the 100% truth even then the question arises that do we need to remember that time anymore? Do we need to scratch the wounds again and again? Aren’t we getting the 100% rights nowadays having a Sikh Prime Minister and Sikh Army Chief?
Even at the end of the movie they say that “The time has changed now, we should try to live together etc. etc. etc.” The thing to be asked here then WHY TO MAKE SUCH MOVIES WHEN THE TIME HAS CHANGED, WE ARE HAVING 100% RIGHTS AND WE HAVE BEEN PAID A RICH AMOUNT OF RESPECT.
WITH THIS REVIEW WE ARE NOT TRYING TO SUPPORT ANY PARTY AND WE ARE NOT AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL. OUR PURPOSE IS TO TRY N SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF HUMANITY AND OF ONE INDIA.
SO WE WOULD LIKE OUR VIEWERS TO DECIDE WHATS RIGHT AND WHATS WRONG. YOUR VIEWS WILL BE WELCOMED AND REPLIED…
Review by – Sarvjit Khera