Fundamental Films and Dream Boat Entertainment P. Ltd
Cast: Om Puri, Revathy, Sanjay Suri, Gul Panag,
Gopi Desai, Ganesh Yadav, Yashpal Sharma, Virendera
Saxena, Preeti Dayal
Music: Lalit Sen
Lyrics: Nida Fazil
Director: Ashwini Chaudhary
Producers: Parth Arora, Saket Behl
release date: 7th November 2003
Kapoor and Sabita Kapoor are proud parents of Captain
Rohot Kapoor. Rohit Kapoor dies in Kargil war and the
his parents are unable to digest the fact that Rohit
is not there any more. Rohit Kapoor was awarded Param
Vir Chakra. When they are coping up with the reality,
they got a letter from army head quarters that they
are been offered a 'Petrol Bunk' in memory of Rohit
Kapoors does not need any extra money. But Suresh Kapoor
and Pihu - fiancée of Rohit Kapoor - want to
enliven the memories of Rohit Kapoor by operating that
petrol bunk with the name of 'Kargil Heights' and donate
the profits towards to cause of families of Martyrs.
When they approach various government authorities to
obtain land, power supply, water supply, no objection
certificate etc, Suresh Kapoor finds the biggest hurdle
in terms of corruption. He finds Government officials
seek bribe for and each and every work they do. The
rest of the film is about how Kapoor fought with rigid
corrupt system and got his work done in pride!
Om Puri took a lion share
in the film and gave a fabulous performance as an emotionally
struggling father of a Kargil Martyr. Revathy
is good as the grieving mother. Sanjay
Suri did the cameo of Captain Rohit Kapoor who
appears in flashback. Ex Miss India Gul
Panag made debut through this film. She is pretty
cute and performed well. Yashpal Sharma suited the role
of the bribe seeking cop. This film has got the right
This story is inspired by a true life story of parents
of Captain Anuj Nayyar of 17 Jat, who was killed in
the southwest sector of Tiger Hill on July 5, 1999.
For more authenticity, the story is set against backdrop
of Delhi, where Nayyars live. This story encapsulates
Screenplay - direction: National award winning director
Ashwini Chaudhary injected soul into this film. Screenplay
of the film is little haphazard in the first half where
the narration vacillates between flashbacks. However,
director made sure that emotions and patriotism projected
in the right quotient in the second half. Screenplay
of the film is pretty slow. There are quite a few impressive
scenes in the second half like
When Suresh Kapoor shows the proofs to cop that he
is the father of Rohit Kapoor.
2. When Nihar's widow pays a visit to Kapoor's house.
3. When Kapoor says that he is not only representing
his martyr son, but also the 43,000 + martyrs who
died in serving India since independence.
Other departments: Songs scored by Lalit Sen
are mostly in Ghazal format. Background score is fair.
Dialogues are apt and meaningful. Photography is OK.
Producers should be commended to choose a noble theme
that does not have chances of box office success.
First half of the film is pretty slow with lots of flashbacks
and Revathy weeping most of the times. Unnecessary songs
in first half obstructed the flow of narration. But
it is the second half that took U turn and impressed
the audiences with rich emotional appeal. The fight
by Om Puri against corruption makes an emotional dent
in your heart because of the cause he is fighting for.
This film has got all the ingredients win awards. Take
your time off and watch this film at your leisure.