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  • ...is a super-entertainer with emotions as its strong USP and Salman Khan like never before.

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  • ...could have been a masterpiece if it was served with some reality but still this grand Eid bonanza starring superstar Salman Khan is an emotionally touching ode to a good human, true Indian, fatherhood, brotherhood, peace, harmony, good virtues, family and how all these when come together can make a great nation.

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  • ...is well-intentioned, entertaining and doesn’t succumb to the trappings of commercial potboilers. The fact that it tries a bit too hard to prove that, is its problem.

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  • ...is not a patriotic or a jingoistic film, it has all the elements required to make a full-fledged masala pot-boiler.

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  • Despite knowing what the film is trying to do, in some cases easily guessing plot turns in advance, you cannot help but enjoy it. This one is an Eid winner. Bhai just got his mojo back.

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  • ...has its own share of problems, beginning with the near-three-hour runtime. But when people wait a year for a Salman Khan Eid release, can you really blame the superstar for giving his fans their larger-than-life hero in an out-and-out entertainer, replete with song and dance?

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  • Somewhere along the way, the focus of the film shifts from India to Bharat the character and that's its chief flaw. You leave the theatre feeling underwhelmed...

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  • Bhaijaan wants you to have fun this Eid, but he also wants you to ride safe. 

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  • A few sparks strewn across a mostly painful long film.

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  • A scattered attempt at stringing a heart-wrenching story of separation and reunion, this one cumulatively results in a melodramatic mess that overtly idolises its one-dimensional lead.

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  • In fact it is so boring, you wonder if 'bhai' has forgotten his fans come to watch 'action' not wimpy comedy. We live through his many jobs and his devotion to dad. It's two and a half hours of being average. Fans want more.

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  • ...is a typical Salman Khan-starrer with Katrina Kaif taking the cake.

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  • The good thing about the film, despite its eye-roll moments, is the underlining it does of a nation which belongs to us all.

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  • ...is a full-on crowd-pleaser for the massive fan base out there seeking recompense for the Tubelight and Race 3 reverses. But for the rest, Bharat is a ponderous trudge.

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  • ...is an unfeeling and overstretched affair that botches its source material and squanders the opportunity to say anything meaningful about Bharat’s journey from the 1940s till the 2010s.

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  • I know nothing about Korean history but by the end of Ode To My Father, I was weeping like a baby. The film is a masterclass in melodrama. In comparison, Bharat is bloated and inconsistent.

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  • ...is cursed by a mundane script and forceful attempt to get the entire audience in tears. It is a film that seems signposted as a vehicle to attract attention for its committed leading star Salman Khan, but thanks to the team behind it it ends up as a vehicle that never gets out of first gear.

    39

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  • Far from being a Forrest Gump with Salman Khan, Bharat is mostly a plodding trek through post-1947 to contemporary India.

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  • For 130-odd minutes, Bharat trundles along, sometimes diverting, often annoying, deeply inessential.

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  • ...is exhausting and pointless. It exists only to add to the legend of Salman Khan as the selfless provider, the man who has a heart as big as his biceps. In Bharat, Salman Khan plays Bhai.

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  • ...is no masterpiece, but it is that rare thing, a film that bonds a family with a nation, and does it with affection. Any element of divisiveness is excluded. And that, in itself, is a good enough reason to watch it.

    39

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  • There is a softness in people’s thinking today: characterised by the belief that, to be a hero, you don’t have to be smart -- merely being 'good' would do. While you may scorn at its general shoddiness, it is to this popular thinking that Ali Abbas Zafar’s film panders.

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  • ...is rooted neither in the cinema traditions of the decades it covers nor is it the designer masala of this day. It’s a series of very perfunctorily staged scenes that flit past us. This happened. And then, this happened. And then this.

    29

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