Dharam Sankat Mein deals with an issue that’s sensitive, it has performances to die for and it highlights the hypocrisy that exists in the name of rituals, but the irony is that this one will not be able to attract moviegoers.
Dharam Sankat Mein revolves around a successful Ahmedabad businessman Dharampal Trivedi (Paresh Rawal) who is a typical middle class Hindu weary of the minority community.
However, he gets a shock when he gets to know that he is actually a Muslim and this completely changes his world. To help him deal with this, he has his liberal Muslim lawyer neighbor Nawab Mehmood Shah (Annu Kapoor).
Dharampal tracks down his now ailing biological father to an old age home run by an Imam (Murli Sharma), who wants to convert him to Islam knowing his background.
In all of this, walks in, Neel Anand Baba (Naseeruddin Shah), who is surrounded by women all the time and has a blue team attached to him.
Dharampal how tries his best to fit in both the religion, adhering to meaningless rituals of both the religion much to the surprise of his family.
Paresh Rawal and Annu Kapoor are just superb, their onscreen chemistry is brilliant and the actors have delivered a flawless performance.
Alka Kaushal, as Paresh Rawal’s wife is effective, though she has very little to do.
However, Naseeruddin Shah, who comes in for a little while in the film, is a huge disappointment. One is hugely disappointed seeing him as he literally sleepwalks his role.
The film falters the moment the makers start trying to justify both the religions. Guess that’s where Dharam Sankat Mein just falls flat and does not pick up at all.
Director Fuwad Khan’s Dharam Sankat Mein has reminisce of films like OMG - Oh My God and PK, but the film may not be able to even recover it’s production cost, leave alone hitting the bull’s eyes at the Box Office.
Dharam Sankat Mein deals with an issue that's sensitive, it has performances to die for and it highlights the hypocrisy that exists in the name of rit...2.0