Sham Ghansham

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  • NR
  • 0167
  • 2 hr 38 min
  • 2.6  (77)

Sham Ghansham is a Bollywood movie that was released in 1998. The movie revolves around the story of a family that is torn apart due to societal pressures, political turmoil and family feuds. The movie stars Rakhee Gulzar, Chandrachur Singh, and Arbaaz Khan in lead roles. The movie begins by introducing the central characters of the narrative. Ghansham Singh (Amrish Puri) is a respected politician who is admired by the people of his constituency. He is survived by his wife (Rakhee Gulzar) and his two sons – Harinder Singh (Chandrachur Singh) and Gurbaksh Singh (Arbaaz Khan). Both the brothers are very different from each other. Harinder is a simpleton who is more interested in spending time with his family and friends, while Gurbaksh is driven by ambition and aspires to join politics just like his father.

The family’s peaceful existence comes to an end when Harinder falls in love with a girl from a different religion. This event creates a rift in the already fragile relationship between the two brothers, and the family is torn apart by religious and political differences. The movie explores themes like familial ties, religious intolerance, political connivance and tragic love stories.

The film’s female lead Rukmini (played by Rakhee Gulzar) is a strong and dynamic character who is the glue that holds the family together. She is the voice of reason and tries to bring the family together despite the conflicts that arise. Her acting in the movie is both graceful and powerful, and her performance as the matriarchal figure is truly commendable.

Chandrachur Singh delivers an impressive performance as Harinder, the innocent and lovable son. His simplicity and childlike innocence are endearing, and his chemistry with Rukmini – his onscreen mother – is heartwarming. Arbaaz Khan, on the other hand, plays the character of Gurbaksh with conviction. His portrayal of the ambitious politician who is willing to go to any lengths to succeed is both believable and menacing.

The movie’s soundtrack is melodious, and the songs have been composed by Jatin-Lalit. The song ‘Chunari Chunari’ became hugely popular and was a chartbuster at that time. The score in the background adds to the drama and helps to create the required tension in the scenes.

The movie’s direction is decent, and director Ashok Ghai has done a good job of handling the complex narrative. The screenplay, however, could have been better, and the story lacks focus at times. The multiple storylines in the movie – love, politics, religion – tend to get convoluted and make the movie seem disjointed at times.

In conclusion, Sham Ghansham is a family drama that aims to explore complex themes of religious tolerance, familial bonds and politics. The movie is saved by the performances of its talented cast, especially Rakhee Gulzar and Chandrachur Singh. With a decent soundtrack, impressive acting and a powerful message at its heart, Sham Ghansham is definitely worth a watch.

Sham Ghansham is a 0167 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.6.

Sham Ghansham
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    2 hr 38 min
  • IMDB Rating
    2.6  (77)