Ae Watan Mere Watan movie review

Kannan Iyer movie offers some interesting perspectives on how communication restrictions might confuse the general public. However, the effects are lessened by unequal treatment. Explore to read the honest “Ae Watan Mere Watan movie review.”

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An adventurous, youthful Usha Mehta (Sara Ali Khan) proposed a secret radio station to restart the Quit India Movement. The intention is to foster patriotic enthusiasm over the airwaves. She gets the idea when radio played Winston Churchill’s Mann Ki Baat. The movie highlights Quit India Movement, a not-well-known but crucial aspect of Indian independence struggle.

Most of the film’s emotional aspects are either too earnest or superficial, which is ironic. Why? Because of the movie subject’s strong connection to modern times, when electronic media has the power to strengthen or weaken governments and movements.

The movie doesn’t transports us to the time rather uncovers like a fancy dress competition when actors appear to read out their character sketches off cue cards. It fails to portray the true nature of the moment, as in no way it interact with the digital generation.

Story At Glance

The beginning is particularly tense. Usha, shackled by her father’s affection (Sachin Khedekar), forced to choose between her family or her home country. The conversation has been exaggerated between the two.

Sara shows chipmunkish behaviour to convey the character’s genuineness. This is evident in her expressions and body language. The scene where Usha rejects the love advances of her compatriot Kaushik (Abhay Verma) and adopts celibacy is unclearly written and played. It barely provide us with any hint of Usha’s intention.

However, in the companionship of Sparsh Srivastav, who plays a polio-infected independence fighter named Fahad, she eventually adjusts to the character and, more crucially, the period. Finally, they make an intense moment in which the incompleteness of woman in our culture is related to that of a disabled person. Sparsh, who was terrific in Laapataa Ladies, follows up with a supporting role as a Muslim freedom warrior who chooses nation over partition.

Emraan Hashmi’s character, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, is a friend of Jawaharlal Nehru’s. The character opposed mindless devotion and reverence long before the current leadership adopted his vision of India. The film emphasizes this point without catering to any particular agenda. The film attempts to fix Emraan’s strangeness in a prolonged guest appearance, bringing the leader’s honest attitude to life. The belief that a tyrant must be fought regardless of the outcome leaves an impression, as does the defence of his non- Gandhian methods.

Darab Farooqui and Kannan’s writing has potential and makes some important remarks. When the film discusses how the British government controlled the major media and how radio transmitted disinformation, it strikes a bell. When opium is given out, there is also a requirement for such ki ghatti (potion of truth). Or when it emphasizes the importance of funds in bringing about a revolution.

Final Judgement On Ae Watan Mere Watan 

The words could be more engaging and exciting, and the subtext comes across like a list of points. Historical films must be minimalist and reflective. However, the film narrative looks much like list points to study. The chase between British officials and young guns adds little excitement to the narrative. Alongside, the basic portrayal of the secular nature of the liberation movement is portrayed as a two-mark question. 

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