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23 Ratings
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6 Reviews
9 Ratings

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A little boy who is forced to be responsible early on, grows up with no regret of a non- existent childhood. He in fact makes it his life goal to put his family before him. The film follows the journey of Bharat over the course of several decades as he navigates the ups and downs of life.Wikipedia

Bharat Reviews


In the end Bharat is exhausting and pointless. It exists only to add to the legend of Salman Khan as the selfless provider, the man who has a heart as big as his biceps. In Bharat, Salman Khan plays Bhai.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


More a miss than hit...In a Salman Khan movie, anything is possible, even tall tales that can transcend borders.

Anupama Chopra
Film Companion


Sweep And Swagger But Not Enough Soul...The South Korean film on which this is based in a masterclass in melodrama, while this is bloated and inconsistent

Rahul Desai
Film Companion


A Greatest Hits Mixtape Of A Fading Superstar...Khan goes from age 8 to 70 in an awkward, episodic narrative that tips its hat to his transformation from Prem to Chulbul to Tiger

Jyoti Sharma Bawa
Hindustan Times


This Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif Eid release is epic in its scale - starting from Partition, touching on Pandit Nehru’s era, it fast forwards us to 2010 with Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Manmohan Singh as reference points

Deccan Chronicle Team
Deccan Chronicle


Overall, in spite of the ensemble of some good performers, 'Bharat' is cursed by a mundane script and forceful attempt to get the entire audience in tears. It is a film that seems signposted as a vehicle to attract attention for its committed leading star Salman Khan, but thanks to the team behind it it ends up as a vehicle that never gets out of first gear.

Bharat is nothing more than a reflection of the times we are living in: where we expect our heroes to be flawless, virtuous fellas -- it is our current national disease,

Bharat is nothing more than a reflection of the times we are living in: where we expect our heroes to be flawless, virtuous fellas -- it is our current national disease.

Crowd-Pleaser For Salman Khan Fans Seeking Recompense For Tubelight

Renuka Vyavahare
Times Of India


Bharat is well-intentioned, entertaining and doesn’t succumb to the trappings of commercial potboilers. The fact that it tries a bit too hard to prove that, is its problem.

Khan is the only thing that matters here, and to Zafar’s credit, he makes the effort to carve out a character that doesn’t depend entirely on the star status of his leading man. “Bharat” is too long, too overdrawn and too maudlin for it to evoke any genuine emotion.


Bharat has its own share of problems, beginning with the near-three-hour runtime. But when people wait a year for a Salman Khan Eid release, can you really blame the superstar for giving his fans their larger-than-life hero in an out-and-out entertainer, replete with song and dance?Don't go looking for logic in a Salman Khan film. Upar Allah, neeche dharti, beech mein... tera junoon.

All said and done, Bharat is no Sultan or Tiger Zinda Hai – it’s the weakest film of Ali Abbas Zafar. The pace is the culprit along with the length. In order to keep something for everyone, Ali also keeps nothing for someone.

On the whole, BHARAT is a super-entertainer with emotions as its strong USP and Salman Khan like never before. The superb combination of Salman Khan, emotions and the release period [Eid] will ensure fireworks at the ticket windows. At the box office, it will fetch bumper profits for all concerned.


It's a Salman Khan film where he's required to emote and not just punch some 20 goons at regular intervals. To his credit, he doesn't shy away from the challenge. He's shown to be modelled on Lord Ram - caring towards everyone, loyal to his friends, devoted to his family and having a strong sense of dharma, of justice. Somewhere along the way, the focus of the film shifts from India to Bharat the character and that's its chief flaw. You leave the theatre feeling underwhelmed...

Watching Bharat I felt a strange stirring of hope and joy. The film spreads a sunshine across its tapestried universe. But it fails to provide an even narrative soundboard for its protagonist whose life hardly seems as illustrative of India’s chequered history as he would like us to believe. Not always credible, Bharat nevertheless manages to never loose its composure. It is an achievement of epic proportion which losses some of its greatness in trying to say too many things at the same time.

Audience Reviews for Bharat

  • Tejas Nair
    Tejas Nair
    258 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    There are a lot of things to watch and ponder about in Bharat yet none of them outsmart the final emotional message, which would have been delivered faster had Zafar not taken too long to get to the point. If you have the patience and some tissues for the tears that are bound to come even though artificially, Bharat will not just be a jingoistic, tear-jerking recipe. TN.

    August 04, 19
  • Midhun Krishnan
    Midhun Krishnan
    3 reviews

    Disappointing film, no logic at all

    June 21, 19
  • Ahmad Zia Jan
    Ahmad Zia Jan
    2 reviews

    Rest of all,very good ,superb,excelent and all time blockbuster

    June 06, 19
  • Parvej Alam
    Parvej Alam
    1 review

    This is one of the best movie of salman Khan career

    June 07, 19