Road to Sangam Reviews
Paresh Rawal excels as the protagonist who is torn between supporting his community's protest and fulfilling a professional commitment.
Rawal puts across, very effectively, his struggle with the community leaders, and more importantly with himself, and finally gives in to the voice of his conscience and does the right thing.
This is really what the movie is all about, and to that extent one has to understand that this could be about any person or community, not necessarily the one depicted in the movie.
All the characters in the movie are really put into the shade by Paresh Rawal and therefore there is no point in dwelling much on them, though Pavan Malhotra, as the Maulana, stands out and comes close to giving Rawal a run for his money.
Can you follow the voice of your conscience in the face of opposition, be it from any quarter? At what point will you give in? Do you really have it in you to stand by the courage of your convictions?
I heartily recommend this one to all of you, though being a Dec 2009 release, you'll have to visit your local DVD library to get it.
This movie is an ideal portrayal of sectarianism that seems to divide this nation along invisible lines - the lines of sham philosophies and treacherous coteries. Each actor has done more than justice to his presence, yet Paresh Rawal ruled the screen. For all admirers of genuine art, it is a strong recommendation and for other, it may make its small contribution in awakening their "dead" souls.