Bharat, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is available online for download. The piracy website Tamilrockers has leaked the period drama online.
The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and others. It has already been affected by the ongoing ICC World Cup and now, after its leak, the film’s box office collection is expected to witness a setback.
Despite several complaints and strict action by the court, the filmmakers have failed in fighting the menace of Tamilrockers. Last week too, films like NGK, Devi 2 and India’s Most Wanted were uploaded online by the notorious piracy website.
In her review of the film, film critic Shubhra Gupta, wrote, “From the tumultuous scenes of bloodshed of the Partition, and the sundering of Bharat’s family in Lahore, to their arrival in a Delhi refugee camp, in search of a future, Bharat is sure-footed. After the half-way point, it meanders.”
“It’s a pity that the director-star duo don’t take this as far as they could. They had a story which had the potential to become a solid reckoner of post-Independence nation-building, and how things rolled from then on, and a free hand to craft it. But the opportunity is squandered in unnecessary songs and dances, an aiming-for-cheap-laughs comic thread which involves making a stutterer the butt of jokes, and improbable situations: want to meet Hindi-film-song-loving-sea-pirates? Step right up,” she added.
While talking about Bharat, Katrina Kaif told indianexpress.com, “What I did for Bharat when I came onboard is to come absolutely without any baggage, or any experiences of any films we both have done before. All I wanted to do and have done is do as much justice to Kumud’s role as I can. So we did a lot of work on Kumud.”
She added, “And on days when the cameras were not rolling or if we had a break, of course, me, Ali and Salman, as we had just worked together in Tiger Zinda Hai, had a lovely sense of fun and friendship.”