Directed by : Omung Kumar
Produced by : Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Krishan Kumar, Jackky Bhagnani, Rajesh Singh
Starring : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha, Darshan Kumaar
Music : Jeet Gannguli, Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Shail-Pritesh, Shashi Shivam
Production company : Pooja Entertainment, T-Series, Legend Studios Pvt. Ltd
Release : dates 20 May 2016
Country : India
Language : Hindi
Budget : ₹15 crore (US $2.2 million)
Box office : ₹43.88 crore (US $6.5 million) (Worldwide Gross)
Sarbjit is a 2016 Bollywood biographical drama film directed by Omung Kumar. The film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda in lead roles, with Richa Chadda and Darshan Kumar in supporting roles in the film. The film is narrated through the perspective of Sarbjit Singh's sister, Dalbir Kaur, played by Aishwarya Rai. Made on a production budget of ₹15 crore (US$2.2 million), Sarbjit premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival and was released on 20 May 2016 to mixed reactions from critics. The film has turned out to be a profitable venture at box-office by grossing about ₹43.88 crore (US$6.5 million) worldwide after its two-week run.
Sarbjit Singh ( Randeep Hooda ) lives in a village near Punjab with his wife Sukhpreet ( Richa Chadda ), sister Dalbir Kaur ( Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ) and father. He also has two daughters, Poonam Kaur ( Ankita Shrivastav) and Swapandeep Kaur. He was a farmer who worked on the farms of other people to earn a livelihood. One day he gets arrested by the Pakistani army for crossing the border unknowingly. He is tortured in the Pakistani jail to death, convicted as an Indian Spy and named as the person behind bomb blasts in Lahore, Pakistan. He is alleged as Ranjit Singh Mattu in Pakistan, who is the main culprit behind the blasts.
Sarbjit's sister Dalbir fought with the Pakistani Government for nearly 23 years before Sarbjit was declared as innocent. Sarbjit's case was fought by Awais Sheikh ( Darshan Kumar ). He, with the help of Dalbir, tries to find a way to prove Sarbjit's innocence and catch the real culprit Ranjit Singh Mattu. But after Sarbjit was declared innocent and given bail, he was attacked in the jail where he gets badly injured and was later hospitalized. On 2 May 2013 he took his last breath.