DHARAM SANKAT MEIN

By Fuwad KHAN

VIACOM18 MOTION PICTURES - as DISTR / PROD

Social issues - Completed 2014


    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Comedy
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 131 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fuwad KHAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Sanjay SHARMA, Alpesh DIXIT, Vijay DESAI, Vedish JHAVERI
    • Producer(s)
    • Sajjad CHUNAWALA, Shariq PATEL, Viacom18 MOTION PICTURES (VIACOM18 MOTION PICTURES)
    • Synopsis
    • Dharampal Trivedi is a fifty three year old fun loving middleclass Gujarati, who runs a vegetarian catering business and lives with his wife Indu and children, Amit and Antara in Ahmedabad. Despite the name, Dharampal is not a very religious person, however he is not fond of Muslims largely due to his neighbor Mr. Mehmood, an out of work advocate of dubious nawabi descent who stays across the road. Dharampal and Mehmood regularly have arguments on small issues and even non-issues.
      One morning Dharampal gets up, hungover and harrowed by the wife and has his customary spat with Mehmood. Same morning Amit tells Dharampal that he wants to marry the love of his life; Shraddha; and wants Dharampal to meet her. Shraddha’s family will only agree to the match if Swami Neelanand, the godman her family is devoted to approves. Dharampal doesn’t think very highly of godmen such as Neelanand but he reluctantly agrees for his son’s sake. The Trivedi family must now become followers of Neelanand’s sect and be seen as more outwardly religious.
      Later in the day while clearing the contents of his recently departed mother’s locker he stumbles across an adoption certificate. A visit to the orphanage compounds his problem further as he discovers he is not just adopted but was also born to Muslim parents. Dharampal is devastated and in a state of shock.
      Shock turns to anger and disbelief, and a part of Dharampal wants to convey his trauma to someone, at least his wife. But fearing a really adverse reaction he refrains from doing so. In desperation he turns to his chief bugbear Mehmood who helps him trace his biological father who is now on his deathbed in an old age home. Dharampal’s desire to meet his dying father at least once is thwarted by an orthodox ‘Imam’ in-charge of the Islamic sanatorium. Dharampal can only meet his father in a Muslim avatar if the Imam has his way!
      Dharampal now goes on a wild ride, of becoming more Hindu for his son and more Muslim for his father with his new best friend Mehmood in tow. Will he succeed in his efforts to please everybody or collapse under the strain?
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