I have never been able to understand one thing. Why the hell on earth, every character in our movies must have a love story. He/she must sing songs, shed loads of tears and kiss only chins and cheeks when they are making love.
I hate reading but whatever history I have read, Mangal Pandey is not blessed with many words in history books. He seems to be a very small character in the great revolution. Still if Amir Khan and Ketan Mehta claim that they have done loads of research on the character, they deserve some credit. But what was the result of that research? Love stories?
Movie would have been much better if they would have given more importance to the symbols like “Roti” and “Lal Quila” than a Bengali widow sleeping with a British Officer. Wish they had paid more attention to the story than songs but making a movie in
All in all, it’s been an injustice to wait of four years for an Amir Khan movie. Yet another case of “would have been an epic tale”.