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Haqeeqat: The reality of war

By Raja Shah
Last updated on: August 16, 2003 14:35 IST
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Haqeeqat depicts the real life drama in the lives of Indian soldiers. It weaves the personal life of these brave heroes into the war front with such gusto that you are completely immersed in the story.

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Madan Mohan's music is excellent and Mohammed Rafi's emotionally charged rendition of Main yeh sochkar brings a lump to one's throat.

The huge star cast of Balraj Sahani, Vijay Anand, Dharmendra (then a newcomer) perfectly justifies each character they play. The performances by supporting cast members like Mac Mohan and Sanjay is worth a watch.

Balraj Sahni in HaqeeqatDirected by Chetan Anand, the story deals with India's defeat from China in 1962. It is one of the few movies where defeat is the highlight. Because in the defeat lies the roots of sacrifice and courage. The last song Ab tumhare hawale watan sathiyon, written by Kaifi Azmi, leaves a lasting impression and reminds you of your duty towards nation.

The photography in the difficult terrains holds you spellbound. The dialogues are earthy and simple.

It is a must watch patriotic saga.

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