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Review of the film Ae Watan Mere Watan: Sara Ali Khan is amazing, but Emraan Hashmi is unmissable

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<p>SHE yells, “Do or die,” as she brashly picks up her Swaraj flag from the ground in the face of British violence during a demonstration. The movie tells the fictitious story of an underground radio station run by a brave young lady that inspired India’s struggle for independence. It is based on actual events. Based on the incredible journey of freedom fighter Usha Mehta, the film pays tribute to both well-known and lesser-known heroes while capturing the bravery, patriotism, selflessness, and determination of India’s young throughout the country’s liberation movement.</p>
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<p>“Ae Watan Mere Watan,” which is directed by Kannan Iyer, was written by Iyer and Darab Farooqui. In addition to Sachin Khedekar, Abhay Verma, Sparsh Shrivastav, Alexx O’Neil, and Anand Tiwari in important parts, Sara Ali Khan plays the film’s main role. It’s impossible to overlook Emraan Hashmi, however, who was outstanding in the role of Ram Manohar Lohia.</p>
<p>In this pre-independence film, Sara Ali Khan plays 22-year-old Usha, a Bombay college student who starts an underground radio station to promote India’s struggle for independence and eventually becomes the driving force behind the Quit India Movement. Her speech ‘unified the country’ during the Quit India Movement of 1942, when she faced British assault and bravely lifted her Swaraj flag from the ground, is explored in this poignant protest scene when she cries out, ‘Do or die’.</p>
<p>Usha got the idea to launch Congress Radio after hearing speeches by liberation warriors. Congress Radio, a covert radio station that broadcast news bulletins, was founded on August 14, 1942. The station also covered the repressive measures used by the British government. Congress Radio operated covertly for three months in 1942 as part of the Quit India Movement. The radio station ran from August 27, 1942, to November 12, 1942, when British forces shut it down and all of its operators were taken into custody.</p>
<p>Intimate and profoundly capturing the turbulent era of India’s freedom movement is director Kannan Iyer. The plot thickens with suspenseful turns as Usha, motivated by her unwavering commitment to the cause of freedom, takes on the audacious mission of starting Congress Radio.</p>
<p>As Usha Mehta, Sara Ali Khan gives a superb performance, skillfully expressing the spirit of resistance and resiliency that shaped her persona. Her depiction is interesting and nuanced. The charming and genuine character of Kaushik, who is enthralled by Usha’s power and charisma, is portrayed by Abhay Verma. However, the historical drama is enhanced by Emraan Hashmi’s depiction of political leader Ram Manohar Lohia.</p>
<p>Some action moments illustrating chaos appear forced, despite the soundtrack’s rousing patriotic tunes adding emotional depth via sentiments of resistance and camaraderie. Still, the movie pays tribute to the heroes of India’s freedom struggle who are all too frequently forgotten while providing an engrossing cinematic experience.</p>


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