Sarbjit, a movie based on the true life story of the late Sarabjit Singh, an Indian who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan and was framed and jailed there till his death, opens in cinema screens across India today. The movie marks the return of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in yet another women-centric character (women oriented because the spotlight is evidently on Aishwarya despite the movie named Sarabjit) and this time the former Miss World has donned the avatar of Dalbir Kaur, the feisty sister of Sarabjit Singh who unsuccessfully fought tooth and nail to secure her brother’s release.
The movie’s performance will hinge on the storyline and the performances of the lead actors. While Randeep is a proven performer, the movie will be a litmus test for Aishwarya to prove that she has what it takes to deliver the goods in a women-oriented drama after the debacle of Jazbaa last year.
No stone has been left unturned as far as promoting the film goes. From music and trailer launches to a grand star studded premiere, the makers of Sarabjit have done everything within their might to grab eyeballs. The movie has already been declared tax-free in UP.
With Sarabjit being the solo Hindi release at the box-office, one can expect viewers to flock in. But then will X-Men:Apocalypse play spoilsport? One will have to wait and watch.