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Road To Sangam (2009) (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama / Historical)
17 Apr, 2011 | Movies To See Before You Die / Drama

It is really unfortunate when brilliant attempts such as ROAD TO SANGAM go unnoticed and then forgotten without making any kind of buzz due to lack of publicity and no Bollywood mega stars on its posters. But if this means loss for its talented team and the producers, then it’s an even bigger loss for the viewers too, who remain deprived of such small budget gems due to the above mentioned reasons and lack of awareness.
 
Anyway, if you haven’t heard of this title yet then let me introduce you to a film which not only has some great performers showing their individual skills on the screen, but which is also based on a splendid real life inspired story idea which is both exciting as well as enlightening at the same time.
 
What if I tell you that even after more than 5 decades of Mahatma Gandhi’s death, a part of his ashes are still lying there in a vault waiting for getting immersed in the holy waters? And a big national procession has to be planned to take those ashes for their final rituals along thousands of people who love & respect the Mahatama. That’s the basic idea of ROAD TO SANGAM which is surprisingly based on a true incident of the late nineties when a part of Mahatama’s ashes were actually discovered lying in a bank’s locker.
 
In real life, Gandhi’s grand-grandson Mr. Tushar Gandhi took legal actions to claim his ancestral heritage and then did the final rituals of immersing those ashes in the Holy Waters. The film starts off with the same news and then the city officials decide to take the ashes in the same FORD car in which they was earlier taken in 1948. But it all becomes more exciting when a Muslim Hasmat Ullah, is given the job of repairing the old Ford engine and he willingly agrees to do so without knowing its adverse consequences in the days ahead.
 
As the news spreads about the national discovery, the city gets caught in a sudden complex situation of communal hatred affecting the decades long relationships between friends and neighborhood. And the local leaders spot a new controversy to take advantage of, serving their personal interests as usual. 
 
Responsibly conceived and directed by Amit Rai, the otherwise complex subject turns out to be a highly interesting and enlightening watch post the initial buildup. And the exciting cast ensemble (including exceptional acts by Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Pawan Malhotra and more) together put up a great show indeed deserving loud praises. As per Rai, he got inspired from a news story about the remaining urn of ashes and the historical FORD engine being restored by a muslim mechanic Hashmat Ullah in Allahabad. And then the entire story was written around the two astonishing findings resulting in the present film.
 
So if you really wish to see a great thought provoking and widely acclaimed film made against the backdrop of secular India and its inspiring unity, then do yourself a favour and watch ROAD TO SANGAM at the earliest, especially along with the young kids in your family. Because it’s the younger generation today, who needs to be essentially made familiar with the mistakes we blindly did in the past hugely affecting our present and the future too.
 
Directed By Amit Rai
Starring : Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Pawan Malhotra, Javed Sheikh and more.

Tags : Road To Sangam Review by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, Movies To See Before You Die Drama, Real Life Inspired Films, Worth Watching Hindi Films List at bobbytalkscinema.com, Hindi Films on and around Mahatma Gandhi,
17 Apr 2011 / Comments ( 5 )
saurabhkumar

Thats true Bobby......The film with great moments...i personaly liked the film much ...

Bobby Sing

 Yes Saurabh, its sad but really hurts when well made and well intentioned films go un-noticed in such a way.

Sandeep Shrivastava

Great Amit Bhaiya...........(Director - Road To Sangam)
Ek din aap bahut bade director bann jaoge.
waise abhi bhi aap kuch kamm nahi ho............LOL

rgds
Sandeep

Amit rai

Thank you Bobby ji for such a honest review, please be in touch.

Bobby Sing

Dear Amit Rai,

Glad to have the director of the movie himself here at my site appreciating my honest views about the same. 
It is indeed a great work done by you and I would be surely be waiting for your next venture soon.

Will also be in touch and please let me know if I can ever be of any use in any of your future projects.

Looking forward to that.

with warm wishes,
Bobby Sing

HIS BLESSINGS
 

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