Ali Abbas Zafar directs Bharat an Indian film in the Hindi language. This drama genre film is produced jointly by Alvira Khan, Atul Agnihotri, Salman Khan, Bushan Kumar, Nikhil Namit and Krishan Kumar. Its production house is Reel Life Productions, T-Series and Salman Khan Films.
The major stars in this film include Sunil Grover, Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Katrina Kaif. One of the notable guest appearances in the movie is Tabu who makes a friendly appearance.
Bharat takes its storyline from an old south Korean film from 2014 ‘Ode to My Father’. It began filming in April 2018 and concluded in March 2019. Bharat filming was done in various locations such as Punjab, Abu Dhabi, Delhi and Spain. Kaif who made a special friendly appearance joined the film after Priyanka Chopra declined the role due to her impending engagement to Nick Jonas.
Vishal Shekhar composed the songs in the movie while the lyrics were from Irshad Kamil. Both of these were released under T-Series production house
Bharat Was released in theatres on 29th June 2019 coinciding with Eid Al-Fitr. Critics gave mixed reviews regarding the movie. It grossed ₹42.30 crores on the first day it aired making it Khan’s big opening release. In the long run, it emerged to be a success with a total earning of ₹325.58 crores.
Bharat is set in post-independent India from a perspective of a commoner, following his every move from a tender age of 8 to his old age 70 years old.
This movie starts with a shop keeper refusing to sell part of his store despite the huge offers presented before him. When 70 years old, on his birthday, he narrates the story to his granddaughter about his life, which he does and revisits every year during his birthday.
in 1947, when the partition of India was happening, Gautam, Janki (his wife), Mehek and Gudiya (daughters), and sins Chote and Bharat (sons), travel in a train to India along with numerous other refugees to escape the riots happening in present-day Pakistan.
The premise of holding on to the store is because Bharat promise Guatam that they would one day reunite at the store. But in his old age, he realises that Gudiya may be too old and that the reunification may not happen. He also had a vision from Gautam releasing him from his promise of keeping the family together. This is the reason for the recent change of wanting to sell the store which he kept even though it makes losses.