“The kind of reactions we are receiving is just as we expected. People are speechless coming out from the theatre. It seems that we have done the right kind of work and the film strikes a chord,” he said at a screening of the film. Good films never fail to impress the audience. People come to the theatre to be entertained but somehow I feel films like Sarbjit affects the audience.”
Sarbjit is based on the real-life story of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who languishes in a Pakistani jail for 23 years, while his sister Dalbir Kaur fights relentlessly for her brother’s justice. Randeep Hooda plays the titular role while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays the role of his sister and Richa Chadha is Sarbjit’s wife.
About the best compliment he received, Omung Kumar said: “The best compliment the film has received so far was someone who told me that Sarabjit became immortal after this film.”
Omung Kumar, who had made his debut with the biopic on boxer Mary Kom, has continued the trend by making another biopic.