Bhojpuriraas or Bhupuri is a small town in the state of Rajasthan. It is located in the region of Sawai Madhopur. Bhojpur has a significant significance in the life of Rajasthanis as it is the residence of the erstwhile Maharaja Jai Singh (the founder of Rajputana Empire) and also the birthplace of Princess dowager of Bhojpur. The city is noted for its largest cremation pyre in India. “Bhojpuriraas Bhojpur” is a famous movie starring Ranbir Kapoor and Suha Safa ali as the lead characters.
This movie has made quite an impact on the minds of all film buffs across the country as it depicts the true picture of life in Bhojpur as well as the other cities of Rajasthan. It shows the everyday life of people in Bhojpur from their joyous occasions to their sadness experiences. The film has brought back the blissful memories of the residents of Bhojpur and has helped them get over the trauma of events that have happened in the past. “Bhojpuriraas Bhojpur” has been made available on DVD by various companies at affordable prices.
“Bhojpuriraas Bhojpur” revolves around the story of a middle aged housewife named Salim (Sufjan star), who finds herself trapped in the middle of a civil war between her family and her husband. Salim flees to Bhojpur to visit her aunt and meet her best friend Tahir (Deepika Padamsee). The two girls become very close friends and end up falling in love with each other.
The romantic element of the film is highlighted by the scenes when the girls are seen visiting Bhojpur along with their respective families. We also see them staying in Bhojpur’s old quarter, which is located on the outskirts of the main city. In one scene, the three girls get inside a train and travel towards Chandigarh on the India – Pakistan border. Towards the end of the film, Salim’s sister Mina (Nusrat Khan), who had been staying with Salim and Tahir in Bhojpur, finally joins them in Chandigarh.
The film portrays a city that is home to many characters living within the socio-cultural spectrum of society. The various cultures displayed by the various characters provide a rich experience of the people of Bhojpur. It should be noted that the film has some positive elements as well, as the conflict between Salim and his sister Mina shows genuine conflict. The film ends with the girls travelling to Pakistan, where they meet their future inlaws.
All in all, “Bhojpuriraas Bhojpur” is a enjoyable film. The dialogues, plot, music, etc. are all well done. However, the Bhupuri merchants portrayed in the film steal the show. They seem to be more prevalent in Hindi films than any other ethnic group.