Dozakh is all about a twelve year old Janu (Garrick Chaudhary), son of Maulvi Sahab (Lalit Mohan Tiwari) who goes missing.
Maulvi Sahab goes ballistic looking for his son, finds him and the film then goes into flashback to reveal the unfortunate incident.
Janu, being a Muslim, is fascinated by Hindu mythology and Hanuman. He loves to see the Ram Leela, something that his father disapproves of.
In all of this, Janu meets Panditji (Nazim Khan) and they form a beautiful bond. Now this adds fuel to fire and Maulvi Sahab reprimands his son and tells him to respect his religion and read the Quran instead.
Janu’s mother (Ruby Saini), tries her best to make her son and her husband understand, but then before she can succeed, she passes away in an accident. Janu and his father grown further apart and one day the boy goes missing.
Dozakh is an adaptation of the novel by the same name written by Zaigham Imam, who has stuck to it completely.
Yes, the first half of the film is a bit loose, but the second half is gripping and this makes up for it.
The film has technical flaws, but then one has to give it to the first time director, who has no formal training in film making to have delivered such mature cinema.
The performances are brilliant, especially Garrick Chaudhary, who is the show seller. The film, will surely make to ponder and will make you cry.
Films and filmmakers like these should be given encouragement as films like this could get India their first Oscars.
All in all, Dozakh is a film with a soul and a must watch!!!
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