Bharat Movie Poster


June 5, 2019
2hr 35min
Status: released

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Bharat Movie Details:

Movie NameBharat
Based on Ode to My Father by Yoon Je-kyoon
Country India
Language Hindi
Release Date5 June 2019
Running Time2hr 35min
CastSalman Khan
Katrina Kaif
Disha Patani
Sunil Grover
Jackie Shroff
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar
Written byAli Abbas Zafar
Varun V. Sharma
Produced byAtul Agnihotri
Alvira Khan Agnihotri
Bhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Nikhil Namit
Salman Khan
Cinematography by Marcin Laskawiec
Edited by Rameshwar S. Bhagat
Music byScore:
Julius Packiam
Production CompanyReel Life Productions
Salman Khan Films
Distributor AA Films
Budget₹100 crore
Box Office Collection₹325.58 crore

Bharat Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Salman Khan as Bharat Kumar
    • Kabir Sajid Sheikh as Young Bharat
  • Katrina Kaif as Kumud Raina / Kumud Bharat Kumar
  • Sunil Grover as Syed Vilayati Salim Yousuf Ataullah Khan also known as Vilayati Khan
    • Aryan Prajapati as Young Vilayati Khan
  • Jackie Shroff as Gautam Darshan Kumar
  • Disha Patani as Radha Mathur
    • Riva Arora as Young Radha Mathur
  • Tabu as Meher Gautam Kumar a.k.a Gudiya
  • Satish Kaushik as Naval officer Jayram Shirodkar
  • Sonali Kulkarni as Janki Devi / Janki Gautam Kumar
  • Aasif Sheikh as Mehek’s husband, Bharat ‘s brother in Law, Lawyer
  • Nivin Ramani as Kayaag Zaveri
  • Nora Fatehi as Suzan Vilayati Khan
  • Shashank Arora as Chaman “Chote” Gautam Kumar
  • Kashmira Irani as Mehek Gautam Kumar
  • Kumud Mishra as Keemat Rai Kapoor
  • Ayesha Raza Mishra as Jamuna Darshan Kumar / Jamuna Keemat Rai Kapoor
  • Shehzaad Khan as National Employment Exchange Officer
  • Ivan Sylvester Rodrigues as Shurlabh Gupta
  • Edwin De La Renta as Pirate Gang Leader Michael Mascarenhas
  • Brijendra Kala as Ranjeet Chacha
  • Yash Abbad as Officer
  • Gurvinder Singh Malhotra as Zalzala Singh


In 2010, Bharat Kumar, a shopkeeper in Delhi refuses to part with his store despite lucrative offers. On his 70th birthday, he tells his past to his grandniece, and the film goes into flashback.

Partition, 1947

When Bharat was just 7, his parents and siblings board a train to India with many refugees for safety from Pakistan’s terrible riots. Bharat loses his baby sister “Gudia” in the chaos. Their father, Gautam, stays there to search for Gudia, after Bharat promises to care for the family. He moves to the imported goods store of Gautam’s sister Jamuna and her husband Keemat Rai Kapoor, and meets a roadside circus worker, Radha. They two fall in love, and join The Great Russian Circus.

17 years later (1964)

Bharat has attained a lot of fame in the years he spent at circus. His brother Chote suffers an accident while trying to emulate him. Bharat bids a tearful goodbye to Radha. He and his friend, Vilayati, look for jobs when the country is shocked due to Nehru’s death.

11 years later (1975)

Bharat joins Indian migrants prompted by oil discovery in Saudi Arabia to earn money for his sister Mehek’s marriage. There he falls in love with his chief engineer Kumud, who asks him for marriage. Bharat refuses, thinking it would come in his way of fulfilling Gautam’s promise. Back in India, Kumud announces her love for him. They begin a live-in relationship.

8 years later (1983)

Jamuna dies; Bharat starts working as a stationmaster. During 1983 Cricket World Cup, Keemat plans to sell the store in need of money, but later offers Bharat to buy it, as the latter refuses to sell it to anyone and still hopes Gautam will come back. With Vilayati, Bharat leaves India as a sailor for 8 months and earns money to buy the store.

12 years later (1995)

After economic liberalization in India and globalization, Kumud becomes the creative director of newly formed Zee TV and runs a program to unite the relatives separated during the partition. Due to this Bharat converses with Meher, a London citizen adopted by a British family during the partition, and realizes she is Gudia, who returns to India. An emotional reunion ensues. Janki dies; Bharat hopes to find Gautam also.

Present day (2010)

Bharat decides to sell the store, which he stubbornly refused to do despite losses. Before reaching the train, Gautam promised he will unite with him at store, explaining why Bharat held on to the store for so long. He realizes Gautam is probably too old to survive still. He sees a vision of him, assuring Bharat kept his promise and asking him to move on. Tearful, he finally marries Kumud and moving on.

About Bharat Movie:

  • Bharat is a remake of the South Korean film Ode to My Father (2014), which traces the history of South Korea parallel to a man’s life, spanning from the 1950s to the 2010s.
  • Bharat began principal photography in mid-April 2018, and was shot in Abu Dhabi, Spain, Malta, Punjab, Delhi and elsewhere.
  • Priyanka Chopra, who was cast as one of the leading ladies, opted out of the film days before filming her scenes. Nikhil Namit, CEO of Reel Life Productions, said that Priyanka quit due to her engagement to Nick Jonas. She was replaced by Katrina Kaif.
  • Kaif shared the news on her Instagram account that filming was wrapped up on 5 March 2019.
  • The climax was shot in Film City.
  • Bharat was released on 5 June 2019 on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, worldwide on 6000 screens including 4700 screens in India. The film was made available for video on demand on Amazon Prime Video in August 2019. It received mixed reviews from critics, who appreciated the performances of the cast, story and screenplay, criticizing the second half. The film earned ₹42.30 crores on its first day. It was one of the highest grossing films of 2019. It grossed ₹325.58 crore in its lifetime theatrical run, becoming a commercial success and the 37th highest grossing Indian film of all time.
  • Bharat is the fifth highest grossing Bollywood film of 2019. Based on domestic net collection the film is among top twenty in the list of Hindi films with highest domestic net collection.