A trib­ute to broth­er­hood

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - HTC

Loud bill­boards on your way back home, in­trigu­ing posts on so­cial me­dia, shout outs on the ra­dio, and more, to make you won­der what this col­lo­quial sound­ing tongue twis­ter, Lash­tam Pash­tam is. This rather odd ar­range­ment of words is bound to pique your in­ter­est, but only a few know of its true sig­nif­i­cance. Manav Bhalla’s di­rec­to­rial de­but, the film is a story of friend­ship and broth­er­hood be­yond bor­ders, and stars the late vet­eran ac­tor Om Puri, Tisca Cho­pra, Dolly Ah­luwalia, Ishita Dutta, Feryna Wazheir, Vib­hav Roy and Sa­mar Ver­mani. “Lash­tam Pash­tam is a film that cel­e­brates uni­ver­sal broth­er­hood. While it has an In­dia-pak­istan con­text, its essence can be true for any friend­ship that tran­scends the po­lit­i­cal bor­ders any­where. We are blessed to have a fan­tas­tic en­sem­ble cast which was led by the leg­endary late Om Puriji, who gave his 100% to the film and be­lieved in its theme of friend­ship be­yond bor­ders. The film also high­lights the val­ues that Omji held very dear to him­self, both as a hu­man be­ing and as an ac­tor — uni­ver­sal peace and har­mony. There­fore, the film is aptly set to re­lease over the In­de­pen­dence Day week­end. I will for­ever cher­ish hav­ing worked with Omji on (prob­a­bly) his last film and my first,” says the debu­tant direc­tor. The late Om Puri, who was known for his pro­lific body of work, crossed bor­ders and ap­pealed to au­di­ences not just in In­dia, but also in­ter­na­tion­ally. And be­fore his un­timely demise, in a fate­ful co­in­ci­dence, he was work­ing on Lash­tam Pash­tam, a film that cel­e­brates the warmth of ca­ma­raderie across bor­ders. Pro­duced by Manav Bhalla and Ghe­o­rghe Seran, and di­rected by debu­tant Manav Bhalla, Lash­tam Pash­tam will re­lease world­wide on Au­gust 10. The trailer of the film is out now.

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